Wallop

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Wallop
Artwork of a Wallop, from Super Mario 3D Land
Artwork from Super Mario 3D Land
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Variants
Comparable

Wallops[1] are enemies in Super Mario 3D Land. These stone creatures look like Whomps with small battlements on their heads and without arms. Their mouths resemble the mouths of Rhomps and later Grumblumps. Like Whomps, Wallops seem to be inspired by the Japanese mythological creature nurikabe, which block the path of travelers, just as Wallops do, but Wallops also bear a striking resemblance to Blocky from the Kirby series. Their name is a pun on "wall," due to how Wallops look and behave like walls, and "wallop," which means "to make a loud crushing noise" or "a large attack or beating." When the player is behind or a certain distance away from a Wallop, it stays dormant, with its pupils unlit and its feet retreated into its body. Once Mario or Luigi is in front of a Wallop, it attempts to block his way by mimicking his movements. A Wallop also jumps and slams the ground whenever Mario or Luigi jumps, after which the Wallop is unable to move for a few seconds, giving the player a chance to bypass it. By running in a direction and immediately turning the other way, Mario or Luigi can get past a Wallop without jumping. A Wallop can be defeated only from either Mario or Luigi turning into a statue using the Statue Leaf above or below the Wallop when it jumps. Wallops appear in World 3-1, World 6-4, World 8-6, Special 3-5, Special 6-1, Special 8-4, and Special 8-Crown.

Although no regular Wallops return in Super Mario 3D World, the game introduces a spiky variant known as Walleyes, which also attempt to block the player but cannot jump.

Profiles[edit]

  • Super Mario 3D Land European website bio: "Annoying enemies that copy Mario's every move. When you jump, they jump!"

Gallery[edit]

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D Land romfs/ObjectData/Kabehei.szs Kabehei Portmanteau of「壁」(kabe, "wall") and「兵」(hei, "soldier") or「塀」(hei, "fence")

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンピョン[2]
Donpyon
Portmanteau of「ドン」(don, onomatopoeia for crashing sound) and「ぴょん」(pyon, onomatopoeia for bouncing noise)

Chinese 咚蹦[3][4]
Dōngbèng
Transliteration of the Japanese name; possibly from「咚咚」(Dōngdōng, "Thwomp")

Dutch Wallop
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French Passerapas
Contraction of passeras pas ("will not pass")
German Kawummp
Portmanteau of kawumm ("kaboom") and Wummp ("Whomp")
Italian Wallop
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Korean 폴짝쿵
Poljjak-Kung
Portmanteau of "폴짝폴짝" (poljjak-poljjak, onomatopoeia for bouncing) and "쿵쿵" (Kung-kung, "Thwomp")

Portuguese Paralélio
Portmanteau of parar ("to stop") and possibly the male given name "Hélio", as well as a rough homophone of paralelo ("parallel")
Russian Бабамс
Babams
Onomatopoeia for something hitting the ground

Spanish (NOE) Rocopión
Portmanteau of roca ("rock") and copión ("copycat")

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick (November 13, 2011). Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-89386-4. Page 14.
  2. ^ October 19, 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 181.
  3. ^ 超级马力欧 3D乐园:冒险的舞台. iQue (Simplified Chinese). Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ 超級瑪利歐 3D樂園 繁體中文版 - 香港任天堂網站. Nintendo.com.hk (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved December 20, 2019.