|First appearance||Super Mario Land|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins|
Tatanga is the main villain of Super Mario Land, and the co-villain in Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins, a game which Daisy was not featured in. He was the first alien villain in the Mario series, succeeded by Sir Grodus (Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door) and Princess Shroob (Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time).
Super Mario Land Edit
Tatanga captures Princess Daisy in this game and hypnotizes the inhabitants of Sarasaland. The most powerful ones guard three of the four kingdoms (Birabuto Kingdom, Muda Kingdom and Easton Kingdom) of Sarasaland as the bosses, while Tatanga is the boss of the Chai Kingdom (the final kingdom).
Mario fights Tatanga using the Sky Pop, while Tatanga fights using the Pagosu spaceship in the climatic final boss battle in World 4-3.
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins Edit
Tatanga reappears in this game. He is the boss of the Space Zone and is the guardian of the Space Golden Coin. To beat him, Mario has to jump on Tatanga three times.
- Despite various mentions throughout Daisy's biographies, Tatanga has only made two physical in game appearances to date.
- Tatanga also appeared in the Nintendo Comics System and kidnapped Daisy like in Super Mario Land. In these comics we can observe the inside of his spaceship. Interestingly, Tatanga appears much taller, more muscular and more frightening than in the game, giving him more credibility.
- Not counting Bowser Jr. transforming Daisy into a statue in Super Mario Sluggers, Tatanga is the first and currently the only villain in the Mario series to succeed in kidnapping Daisy.