Wallop

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Wallop
Artwork of a Wallop, from Super Mario 3D Land
A Wallop in Super Mario 3D Land
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Variants
Walleye
Comparable
Whomp
A Wallop near Mario in Super Mario 3D Land

Wallops[1] are stone enemies that appear in Super Mario 3D Land. They look like Whomps with small battlements on their heads and without arms. Their mouths resembles the mouths of Rhomps and later Grumblumps.

When the player is behind or a certain distance away from a Wallop, they will lay dormant, with their pupils unlit and their feet retreated into their bodies. Once the player is in front of a Wallop, they will attempt to block their way by mimicking Mario or Luigi's movements. They can also jump and slam the ground whenever Mario or Luigi jumps, after which, the Wallop will be unable to move for a few seconds, giving the player a chance to bypass them. By running into a direction and immediately turning the other way, Mario or Luigi can get past a Wallop without jumping.

Mario or Luigi can destroy Wallops by turning into a statue using the Statue Leaf above or below them when they jump. They make their first appearance in World 3-1; they also appear in World 6-4, World 8-6, Special 3-5, Special 6-1, Special 8-4, and Special 8-Crown.

Profiles[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

  • European Website Bio: "Annoying enemies that copy Mario's every move. When you jump, they jump!"

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Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D Land Kabehei 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 -
French Passerapas From passera(s) pas (will not pass)
German Kawummps Pun on kawumm (kaboom) and Wummp (German name for Whomp)
Italian Wallop -
Korean 폴짝쿵
Poljjak-Kung
Jump-and-Thwomp
Portuguese Paralélio Pun on paralelo (parallel), parar (to stop), and possibly Hélio (a given name)
Russian Бабамс
Babams
Onomatopoeia for something hitting the ground
Spanish (NOE) Rocopión Pun on roca (rock) and copión (copycat)

Trivia[edit]

  • Like Whomps, Wallops seem to be inspired by the Japanese mythological creature nurikabe. Nurikabe block the path of travelers, just as Wallops do.
  • The name Wallop comes from "wall", due to how Wallops look and behave like walls all the time, and the term "wallop", which means "to make a loud crushing noise" or "a large attack or beating".
  • Wallops bear a striking resemblance to Blocky from the Kirby series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 181.
  3. ^ https://www.ique.com/3ds/arej/adventure/index.html
  4. ^ https://www.nintendo.com.hk/3dland/adventure/index.html