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Artwork of a Tatenoko, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)

Tatenoko[1] is an obstacle in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It is a saw-like object that only appears in the first stage of the Mario Zone. Its attack pattern consists of moving around horizontally on a set path, harming Mario if he touches them. They can only be defeated by throwing a Green Shell at them.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 せっかちで落ち着きがない
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Impatient and restless
Game appearances: Land 2
Throw the Koopa shells.
The saw character moves violently in a zigzag pattern, blocking Mario's way. Since it cannot be defeated even if it is blocked by a saw, try to avoid it or hit it with a shell to clear the way.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タテノコ[3]
Portmanteau of「縦」(tate, vertical), referring to its movement pattern, and「鋸」(noko, saw)

German Tatenoko
Italian Tatenoko[4]


  1. ^ English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 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), page 104.
  3. ^ 「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), page 15.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77