Big Dry Bones

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Big Dry Bones
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First Appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent Species Dry Bones
Related Species
Big Koopa Troopa

Big Dry Bones[1] (also named Super Dry Bones[2] or Mega Dry Bones) are larger versions of Dry Bones that have appeared in all four of the New Super Mario Bros. games and all of the Mario Party games.

History[edit]

Super Mario Series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Series[edit]

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Jumping on a Big Dry Bones will merely stun it for a second. While stunned, the enemy's head shakes and makes a noise. Big Dry Bones can only be dismantled with a Ground Pound; the collapsing noise they make when dismantled is low-pitched (similar to Dry Bowser). After about five seconds, the Big Dry Bones comes back together. Mini Mario cannot dismantle them.

Like their smaller species, they are immune to the powers of Fire Flowers. The Big Dry Bones is also highly resilient to being frozen by ice balls, as they break free from the ice the instant they are frozen. However, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, they are defeated upon touching lava, but that weakness is negated in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, where they are unaffected by lava at all.

Super Mario Maker/Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

They have an implied presence in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS. Players can enlarge a standard Dry Bones with a Super Mushroom, process which ends with the creation of bigger Dry Bones. In this game, the hero can attack Big Dry Bones the same way as in past titles.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Big Dry Bones also appear in Mario Party: Island Tour. They appear on the third and fourth Star Stages of the Star-Crossed Skyway board. They give out seven Mini Ztars.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Big Dry Bones appears in Mario Party: Star Rush known as Mega Dry Bones as a boss. In his minigame, Mega Dry Bones's Femur Fever, players need to Ground Pound the platform they're standing on to launch a cannonball at him. Each ground pound lights up one light out of three. If all three are filled, a cannonball is launched. If the Ground Pound is done at the peak of their jump, then two lights are lit up instead of just one. The more allies on a player's team, the faster they can launch cannonballs. Mega Dry Bones can also attack by throwing a bone that goes through each players' platforms in a straight line starting at either Player 4 or at Player 1. When Mega Dry Bones' health bar goes past the halfway mark, the bones he throws are now on fire and he attacks more frequently.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大カロン[3]
Daikaron
Big Dry Bones

Trivia[edit]

  • Two Big Dry Bones appear in the World 1-Tower of New Super Mario Bros. near the boss door. However, the player cannot reach them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Star Coin Bonus Video
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 10.
  3. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book