Characters in Dinosaur Land
information from the SNES Super Mario World instruction booklet
The same old Koopas are back again. Everything seems
bleak when these characters
appear! If you jump on a Koopa in this game, it pops out of its shell. And what's worse is that an unshelled Koopa
will eventually find its empty shell and climb
back in to start
all over again. BEWARE! If a Koopa climbs
into a yellow shell, he'll become invincible!
that can fly once it has put on the magic cape. It looks like this guy might give Caped Mario
some tough aerial combat. But look at the bright side ... if you jump on one that's wearing a flashing
cape, you'll get a Cape Feather.
Jumpin' Piranha Plant
These are a tropical plant version
of the Volcano Plant! Be careful; they come madly whirling out of the pipes and can be very tough.
Jump on it to make it roll. You can also hold it or throw it.
This is a mole that bursts out of the ground. There's even bigger
Boo Buddies and The Big Boo
You may remember
the Boo Buddies from Super Mario Bros. 3. This time there's a whole horde of them! And amongst them there's a huge spook call The Big Boo. But don't worry, if you look at them, they act shy and turn away. Cute, aren't they? But watch it ... they're dangerous!
This is a dinosaur
spook that roams the haunted house. It comes
after you with its pale face and ohhhh, what a ghastly spook
Rip Van Fish
fellow is always taking
a nap, but when Mario comes along, he wakes up, and sets off in hot pursuit. Whatever you do, don't let Rip touch Mario.
This is a giant urchin drifting
in the sea. It doesn't move very fast, so if you swim by carefully, there should
be no problem. However, it's probably really painful
if you get stung.
Don't worry, these guys aren't enemies; they help Mario cross
water. A useful shoal
of dolphin look alikes!
As one would expect, you could
only meet this kind of enemy in dinosaur
land, and there are lots of them too. You have to stomp
on a Rex twice
to defeat him. Rex has wings, but I don't think he can fly.
Mini-Rhino and Dino Rhino
These are dragons from Chocolate Island. Jump on Dino-Rhino and it becomes Mini-Rhino. Watch
out, they breath fire.
and scatter stars after
a set time. Some of the Bob-ombs use parachutes to drop from the sky. These little
guys are a real blast.
A nasty stone ghost that guards the castles and fortresses for the Koopas. If Mario comes close, Thwomp will try to crush him. The trouble
is, if you don't pass it, you can't go on.
A caterpillar that lives
in the forest. Normally
Wiggler is very quiet, but once jumped on, Wiggler turns red and gets extremely angry. If possible, treat Wiggler with respect.
This is one of the tortoise sorcerers. The strange
flashes of light that shoot from the wand are able to change
blocks into enemies. On top of this, Magikoopa
can appear and disappear
in an instant. A touch customer to deal with!
When this strange little
fellow stamps its foot, lightning strikes, and turns
whatever it hits into a sea of flames. BEWARE! Sumo Brother will even attack you with a karate chop!
These All-Stars always seem to bar Mario's way just when he's within sight of the goal. They use a variety of bull-headed attacks, so you'll have a tough time checking
Boss of Yoshi's Island
Morton Koopa Jr.
Boss of Donut Plains
Boss of Vanilla Dome
Ludwig Von Koopa
Boss of Cookie Mountain
Boss of Forest
Wendy O. Koopa
Boss of Chocolate Island
Boss of Valley