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

A Wakiri[1] is a buzzsaw similar to a Grinder that appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They move along N&B blocks found throughout the final stage of the Mario Zone, shortly before Mario faces the Three Little Pigs. Unlike Grinders, they do not follow tracks in mid-air and are slower, simply moving back and forth. They can be destroyed if Mario runs through them while holding a Star.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 とにかく凶暴
登場ゲーム ランド2

Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: It's just ferocious
Game appearances: Land 2
Giant rotary cutter that moves left and right
A giant rotary cutter attached to the top and bottom of the block platform. It only moves left and right, but if you touch it, you will be seriously injured. You cannot knock them down, so get on top of them and jump to dodge them.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワキリ[3]
From「輪」(wa, wheel) and probably「キリキリ」(kirikiri, an onomatopoeia for scratching sound); also likely a pun on「輪切り」(wagiri, round slice)
German Wakiri -
Italian Wakiri[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 237.
  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 16.
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77