Tatanga is the main antagonist of Super Mario Land and a boss in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. In Super Mario Land, Tatanga kidnaps Princess Daisy in an attempt to become king of Sarasaland and make her his queen.


Super Mario Land

Tatanga invaded Sarasaland and kidnapped Princess Daisy. He brought mystical creatures to help him stop Mario from saving the princess. He placed his strongest creatures to guard the four kingdoms of Sarasaland.

After Mario defeats Tatanga's army, he heads to the Chai Kingdom. Tatanga fought against Mario in his spaceship, the Paguso while Mario used Sky Pop, his airplane. Mario shoots missiles to defeat Tatanga and after forty hits, the Paguso explodes and Mario saves Princess Daisy.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Tatanga as he appears in-game in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

As revealed in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario had enlisted Tatanga's help in order to occupy Mario Land during Mario's absence in Sarasaland. It's revealed Tatanga survived his defeat at the end of Super Mario Land and, once again, is working with Wario. Tatanga guards the Golden Coin in Space Zone.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tatanga makes an appearance as an Advanced-class Shield-type spirit with two support slots. The spirit's puppet fighter is Morton, who starts the battle with a Super Scope, on the battlefield form of the Super Mario Galaxy stage.