Three Little Pigheads
|Three Little Pigheads|
Official artwork of the Three Little Pigs from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
|First appearance||Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)|
|Latest appearance||Mario vs. Wario (1993)|
The Three Little Pigheads, also known as the Three Little Pigs, or simply the Pigs, are a trio of pig siblings who are the bosses of the Mario Zone in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Each pig has a different "house" they reside in and have their own attack patterns. The first, Buro, has a straw house and attacks by rolling back and forth along the screen. The second, Bucho, has a wooden house and tries to pounce on Mario by jumping around the screen. The third, Bupon, has a brick house and attacks by jumping, too, but leaps a bit higher every time. Each can be defeated by jumping on them three times or hitting them with six fireballs, and once one is defeated, the next one starts attacking. Each of the pigs' abodes are based on the classic fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs.
They have also landed a starring role in the Mario vs. Wario comic, where Wario ordered them to attack Mario with other enemies from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Here, Mario (who was oblivious that Wario's monsters were trying to harm him) mistook them for a bowling game and defeated them by knocking one of them (which he was using as a ball) into the other "pins".
Tribe: Beast clan
Game appearances: Land 2
Three quick little pigs
The bosses of the Mario Zone are the three little pigs: the siblings Buro, Bucho, and Bupon. They look after each other from a straw house, a wooden house, and a brick house, respectively. There are 3 of them, so you cannot win without stomping on them a total of 9 times.
Names in other languages
Būro Būcho Būpon
3-hiki no Kobuta
|「ブーロ」(Būro, Buro), the first pig, comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, onomatopoeia for a pig's oink) and possibly「ろ」(-ro, name ending)|
「ブーチョ」(Būcho, Bucho), the second pig, comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, onomatopoeia for a pig's oink) and probably「~ちょ」(-cho, Japanese endearing diminutive suffix); also called「ブーチェ」(Būche, Buche) and same as Pigarithm
「ブーポン」(Būpon, Bupon), the third pig, comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, onomatopoeia for a pig's oink) and likely「~ぽん」(-pon, Japanese suffix used for cutesy names)
Bu-Siblings, or effectively, "Oink-Brothers"
Three Little Pigs
|German||Wilde Schweine||Wild Pigs|
Tre piccoli porcellini
Buro, Bucho, Bupon
Three little pigs
From the Japanese name
- "Mario! We are the Three Little Pigheads. You won't have such an easy time with us!" - Mario vs. Wario, fifth page.
- Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #5, page 55.
- "Three big Pigs leap from their hanging houses in the Mario Zone finale. Hit them each three times to be victorious." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 48.
- 「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 09.
- 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.)
- "Waiting for Mario at the end of the Mario Zone are three not-so-little pigs. Each of these pigs has lived his entire life waiting for a huffing and puffing wolf, so they’re a little paranoid. Now, they think that Mario is out to take their home. So what do they do? Go after Mario! The first piggy is relatively tame, but the second has dangerous teeth. The third one is just plain mean. With fireballs and some quick jump moves, you can make all three squeal." - The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, page 24.
- 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 188.
- 「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 77.
- Super Mario-kun volume 7, page 4.
- Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 20 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 2. Page 13.
- Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 20 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 2. Page 2.
- Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 20 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 2. Page 10.
- Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1 - 1993, page 24.
- Super Mario Adventures (Mario vs. Wario), pag. 104
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76