Three Little Pigheads

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Three Little Pigheads
Artwork of the Three Little Pigs, from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins.
Official artwork of the Three Little Pigs from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Species Pigs
First appearance Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Wario (1993)
The arena where Mario fights the Three Little Pigs.

The Three Little Pigheads,[1] also known as the Three Little Pigs,[2] or simply the Pigs,[3] are a trio of pig siblings[4] 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 has a straw house and attacks by rolling back and forth along the screen. The second in the wooden house tries to pounce on Mario by jumping around the screen. The last one from a brick house 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.

According to a Nintendo Power guide, the pigs were waiting their entire lives for a huffing and puffing wolf, and believe that Mario is after their home.[5]

The Three Little Pigheads, from Mario vs. Wario

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".

Profiles[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ブーロ
種族 ビースト族
性格 くいしん坊
登場ゲーム ランド2
すばやい3匹の子ブタ
マリオゾーンのボスは3匹の子ブタ、ブーロ、ブーチヨ、ブーポン兄弟だ。わらの家、木の家、レンガの家からそれぞれ様子をうかがっている。3匹ちいるので計9回も踏みつけなくては勝てないのだ。[6]

Būro
Tribe: Beast clan
Disposition: Glutton
Game appearances: Land 2
Three quick little pigs
The bosses of the Mario Zone are the three little pigs, Būro, Būcho, and Būpon. The three pigs must be stomped on a total of nine times to win the battle.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブーロ/ブーチョ/ブーポン[4]
Būro/Būcho/Būpon
ブーロ・ブーチョ・ブーポン[7]
Būro Būcho Būpon
「ブーロ」(Būro), the first pig,[7] comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, an onomatopoeia meaning "oink") and possibly「ろ」(-ro, name ending)
「ブーチョ」(Būcho), the second pig,[7] comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, an onomatopoeia meaning "oink") and possibly「猪」(cho, the on'yomi reading of "pig"); same as Pigarithm
「ブーポン」(Būpon), the third pig,[7] comes from「ブーブー」(būbū, an onomatopoeia for "oink") and possibly「ポン」(-pon, a suffix used for cutesy names)
German Wilde Schweine Wild Pigs
Italian Tre porcellini[8]
Tre piccoli porcellini[9]
Buro, Bucho, Bupon[10]
Three pigs
Three little pigs
From the Japanese name

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario! We are the Three Little Pigheads. You won't have such an easy time with us!" - Mario vs. Wario, fifth page.
  2. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #5, page 55.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b 「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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b c d 「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.
  8. ^ Club Nintendo (Italy) Numero 1 - 1993, page 24.
  9. ^ Super Mario Adventures (Mario vs. Wario), pag. 104
  10. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 76