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SML2 Artwork - Tosanboru.png
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

A Tōsanbōru (トーサンボール[1]) 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
From 「通さん」 (tōsan, cannot pass) and 「ボール」 (bōru, ball)
German Tosanball


  1. ^ Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten. Page 118.