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Artwork of a Tsutan'ōmen, an enemy from Donkey Kong
Artwork of a Tsutan'ōmen from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)

Tsutan'ōmen are enemies in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They resemble living statuettes, adorned with a pharaoh headcloth, and are exclusive to Stage 5-12 of the Desert. Here, Tsutan'ōmen are hurled by Donkey Kong. Once they land on a platform, Tsutan'ōmen get up on their small feet and begin walking forwards and backwards. Mario loses a life if he touches their lateral sides. In order to defeat Donkey Kong, which is mandatory to pass the stage, Mario has to pick up and throw three Tsutan'ōmen into the ape boss. The Tsutan'ōmen themselves can be defeated by getting launched into other members of the same species or into Donkey Kong.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 岩石族
性格 プライドが高く無口
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Tribe: Rock clan
Disposition: Prideful and silent
Game appearances: GB Donkey
Grab him and throw him back!
A stone statue that looks like a statue of Tutankhamun and is thrown by Donkey Kong as a weapon. The thrown Tsutan'ōmen will come trotting toward you, so catch it and throw it back at him.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツタンオーメン[1][2]
Play on "Tutankhamun" and「お面」(omen, an honorific reading of "mask")


  1. ^ a b 「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 113.
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 51