Tatanga the Mysterious Spaceman (Uchū Kaijin Tatanga) appears as the final boss in Super Mario Land, where he kidnaps Princess Daisy of Sarasaland. He fights in a war robot called Pagosu while Mario attempts to shoot him down from his Sky Pop airplane. Tatanga also appears in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the guardian of the Space Zone coin. Since then, Tatanga has remained largely obscure. Tatanga also appeared in the Game Boy comic books, published by Valiant as part of the Nintendo Comics System in 1990. There, in addition to an obvious change in his appearance, he had taken control of an estranged human from New Jersey by the name of Herman Smirch.