Skeleton Bee

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Skeleton Bee
Artwork of a Skeleton Bee, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Artwork from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Variant of Beebee
Comparable

A Skeleton Bee[1] is an enemy in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Skeleton Bees are encountered in the Tree Zone level Honeybees only, like with Beebee and Bigbee. Skeleton Bees are tougher than their non-skeletal counterparts, as they can come back to life after Mario defeats them. Doing a Spin Jump or using a Star is the only way to defeat them permanently. Also like their counterparts, they appear out of the hives in the background and move very slowly. In official artwork, they appear to have a normal, non-skeletal body and carry spears; however, in gameplay, the bottom half is able to be seen through as if they are completely composed of bones and do not carry spears at all. They are undead ancestors of Beebees.[2]

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

  • Instruction booklet description:
    • English:
      This bee has become a skeleton. Even if Mario stomps on this boney bumblebee, it'll come back to life.[1]
  • Virtual Console manual: This bee has become a skeleton. Even if Mario stomps on this bony bumblebee, it'll come back to life.
  • Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

    ガイゴ (JP) / Skeleton Bee (EN)
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    Original text (Japanese) Translation
    種族しゅぞく ゴーストぞく Tribe Ghost clan
    性格せいかく しつこい Disposition Persistent
    登場とうじょうゲーム ランド2 Game appearances Land 2
    めるだけましなのかな

    ビービー(P167)たちのご先祖様せんぞさま攻撃こうげきパターンはビービーにているが、ゴーストらしくんでもすぐによみがえってくる。やっつけるにはスピンジャンプが有効ゆうこうだ。[2]

    Maybe it's just better to be able to step on it.

    Ancestor of Beebees (p. 167) and others. Their attack pattern is similar to that of Beebees, but like ghosts, they quickly come back to life even if you jump on them. Spin-Jumping is an effective way to defeat them.

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    Names in other languages[edit]

    Language Name Meaning
    Japanese ガイコツバチ[3][4]
    Gaikotsubachi
    ガイゴ[2][5]
    Gaigo
    Skeleton-Bee

    From the above, but with「コ」voiced

    French Abeille-Squelette[6]
    Skeleton-Bee
    German Knochen-Biene
    Bone Bee
    Italian Skeleton Bee[7][8]
    Skelape[9]
    -
    Portmanteau of scheletro ("skeleton") and ape ("bee")
    Spanish Abeja Ósea
    Bone Bee

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b 1992. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 13.
    2. ^ a b c 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」(Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 50.
    3. ^ Nintendo (1992). Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 16.
    4. ^ Japanese Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp (Japanese). Retrieved August 20, 2022. (Archived January 25, 2022, 06:52:34 UTC via archive.today.)
    5. ^ 1992. 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオランド2 6つの金貨」(Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 12.
    6. ^ 1993. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Nintendo of Europe (French). Page 57.
    7. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Italian booklet. Page 13.
    8. ^ Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Virtual Console) Italian e-manual. Page 13.
    9. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 75.