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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found that is not from the English Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

Artwork of a Tsutan'ōmen, an enemy from Donkey Kong
First appearance Donkey Kong (1994)

Tsutan'ōmen are enemies in Donkey Kong for Game Boy. They resemble living statuettes, adorned with 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.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツタンオーメン[1][2]
Pun on 「ツタンカーメン」(Tsutankāmen, Tutankhamun) and 「お面」(O'men, face)


  1. ^ Mario character book, page 113
  2. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. Volume 30 of the KC Deluxe manga, page 51