Major Burrows

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Major Burrows
Major Burrows fighting Mario.
Species Undergrunt
Galaxy Gusty Garden Galaxy
Boss Blitz Galaxy
Level(s) The Dirty Tricks of Major Burrows
Major Burrows's Daredevil Run
Throwback Throwdown
Throwback Throwdown Speed Run
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Dome Bedroom
World World S
Star Given SMG: Smg icon powerstar.pngSmg icon daredevilcomet.png
SMG2: LaunchStar.png

Major Burrows (named Mogura Mole in the Japanese version of the game) is a boss in the games Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. He lives on one of the planets of the Gusty Garden Galaxy and is the leader of the Undergrunts that wreaked havoc there. He also reappears as a returning boss in Super Mario Galaxy 2, in the Boss Blitz Galaxy.


Major Burrows fighting Mario.

Major Burrows is an abnormally large and pudgy, maroon-colored Undergrunt. He wears a spiked blue helmet that resembles a Spiny Shell, which he also uses to burrow back into the ground. He is also shown to have light blue eyes that are often dilated when his expression changes. He has long white eyebrows similar to Bowser's, and large rounded cheeks. He also has three whiskers on each side of his snout and a big, black nose. He has a large, tannish-coloured rounded belly, and a short flesh-coloured tail, which serves as Major Burrows's weak spot. Burrows also has long, but very sharp, black claws that he uses to attack Mario with. When angry, Major Burrows's blue helmet turns red, and his eyes are golden yellow with no visible pupils.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Major Burrows while angry.

In Super Mario Galaxy, Major Burrows appears in the Gusty Garden Galaxy's level "The Dirty Tricks of Major Burrows" where he is chasing a Star Bunny around a large tree. At the start of the boss battle, Major Burrows ignores Mario and continues pursuing the helpless Star Bunny. Mario must Ground Pound somewhere near him, when Major Burrows pops up half way out of the ground to stun him. While stunned, Mario must then Star Spin Major Burrows, causing the major to lose a life point. Major Burrows will then turn his attention towards Mario and start chasing him, instead of the Star Bunny. Mario must do the same thing again two more times. However, after Mario performs a ground pound, Major Burrows will run away once he's been stunned, forcing Mario to chase after him. For the final time, Major Burrows will turn red out of frustration and chase Mario at a faster speed. If Major Burrows is stunned, he will retreat back underground and come back fully restored, furiously charging at Mario. Mario will have to do another ground pound, which will cause Major Burrows to run away just like he did the second time. After a final Star Spin, he'll be defeated and will release a Power Star.

The player faces Major Burrows again, with the second fight being part of the Daredevil Comet run. The battle is the exact same thing, except the player only has one life point, instead of three or six. In the credits there is a picture of Mario fighting him.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Major Burrows reappears in Super Mario Galaxy 2 as the third boss Mario fights in the Boss Blitz Galaxy. His battle is exactly the same as the one from Super Mario Galaxy, although there is no Star Bunny present.

Super Mario Galaxy trading card description[edit]


Holy Mole-y! Major Burrows lives on one of the planets in the Gusty Garden Galaxy, and when Mario first sees him, he is trying to munch on a cute Star Rabbit! Force him out from underground with a good ground pound, and strike him three times with a star spin to the tail. After Mario defeats the Major, the thankful Star Bunny rewards him with a Power Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish (NOA) Topetón Literally "Big Mole"
Spanish (NOE) Jefe Topo Mole Boss
French Roi Mogu King Mogu
German General Maulwurf General Mole
Italian Gran Roditore Big Rodent


  • Koichi Hayashida, the game director, provides the voice for Major Burrows.
  • Major Burrows shares his boss music with the Gold Leaf and Toy Time Galaxy's Undergrunt Gunner.
  • The Toad Captain of the Toad Brigade mentions to Mario that with the Captain and his crew as royal guards, nobody would ever kidnap Princess Peach again. One of the things he says is, "Giant, overgrown moles," referring to Major Burrows (or possibly a standard Undergrunt).