Tōsanbōru

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Tōsanbōru
Artwork of a Tōsanbōru, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Not to be confused with Tōsenbo.
Sprite of Tōsanbōru from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

A Tōsanbōru is a flashing spiked ball acting as an obstacle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It first and frequently appears in Pumpkin Zone Area 1 and later appears in Pumpkin Zone Area 4. It is attached to a chain and moves up and down every couple of seconds, usually in corridors which must be traversed to complete the level. It hurts the player if they touch it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーサンボール[1]
Tōsanbōru
From 「通さん」 (tōsan, cannot pass) and 「ボール」 (bōru, ball)
German Tosanball
Italian Palla chiodata[2]
Mazza Pendolo[3]
Spike Ball
Bat pendulum (similar to Ball "N" Chain)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 118.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77