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

A Wakiri is a buzzsaw similar to a Grinder that appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and are found in the Mario Zone. They move along N&B blocks found throughout the fourth stage of the Mario Zone, shortly before Mario faces the Three Little Pigheads. 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 a Super Star.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワキリ[1]
From「輪」(wa, wheel) and「キリキリ」(kirikiri, hurting sharply) or pun of「輪切り」(wagiri, round slice)
German Wakiri -
Italian Wakiri[2]


  1. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 18: Super Mario Land 2 Part 1. Pages 6-7.
  2. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 77