Bucket Head

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Bucket Head
A Bucket Head, as seen in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 artwork.
A Bucket Head in Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
First appearance Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (1994)
“This cool customer spits icy crystals.”
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land instruction booklet, page 20

A Bucket Head[1] is a rare snowman-like enemy in the game Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 that wears a small, red bucket on its sizable head, which has Captain Syrup's trademark skull on it. The chilly creatures are able to launch large snowflake-like projectiles from their mouths. These projectiles are unable to leave the surfaces in which they come into contact; instead, they travel along them, following sudden drops, upward cliffs, and the ground until hitting the ceiling. Like most other enemies, Bucket Heads can be flipped over and picked up by Wario. However, they can quickly jump back to their feet; only a body slam can defeat them for good and release the coin that they, like all enemies, have. They tend to appear in tight passageways to make it harder to dodge their projectiles and defeat them, and appear solely in Sherbet Land.

Bucket Heads have also appeared in the Super Mario Kodansha manga and Mario no Bōken Land.


Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3[edit]

  • Japanese Virtual Console manual: 雪ダルマのような海賊兵です。口から結晶を吐いて攻撃してきます。[2] (These pirate soldiers look like snowmen. They attack by spitting crystals from their mouths.)

Nintendo Character Guide (1994)[edit]

Bucket Head
He's a cool customer who spits crystals of ice on his enemies.

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族しゅぞく テクテク族
性格せいかく がんばりや
登場とうじょうゲーム ランド3

Bucket Head
Tribe: Trudge clan
Disposition: Someone who battles on in difficult circumstances
Game appearances: Land 3
Snowmen doing their best on a southern island
A snow pirate who lives on Sherbet Land. They proudly wear a custom-made bucket on his head. If you approach them from the front, they will attack you with ice crystals from their mouths, so hit them from behind.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イシダルマ[4]
From「石頭いしあたま」(ishi atama, hard head) and「ゆきだるま」(yukidaruma, snowman)

Danish Spandehoved[7]
Bucket Head
German Bucket Head
Italian Testa a secchio[5]
Bucket head


  1. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 English instruction booklet, page 20.
  2. ^ Japanese Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Virtual Console manual, section 15.
  3. ^ 「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 41.
  4. ^ Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 20.
  5. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 European manual, pag. 117
  6. ^ Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Virtual Console) Italian e-manual, pag. 15
  7. ^ Danish Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 instruction booklet, page 21.