Tatanga concept art from Super Mario Land.
|Series||Super Mario series|
|First game||Super Mario Land - 1989|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
Tatanga appears as the final boss in Super Mario Land, where he kidnaps Princess Daisy of Sarasaland. He fights Mario in a war robot called "Pagosu" while Mario attempts to shoot him down from his "Sky Pop" airplane. Interestingly, this makes Tatanga one of the few Mario villains to be fought in the style of a shooter game.
Tatanga also appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the guardian of the "Space Zone" coin. In Super Mario Land 2's manual, it was revealed that Wario took over Mario's Castle while Mario was gone to rescue Daisy. Since then, Tatanga has remained largely obscure.