Big Ant Trooper

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Big Ant Trooper
A Big Ant Trooper from Super Mario 3D World.
First appearance Super Mario 3D World (2013)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)
Variant of Ant Trooper

Big Ant Troopers[1] are large enemy equivalents of Ant Troopers. They debut in Super Mario 3D World and reappear in its Nintendo Switch port Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, appearing mainly in World 4-1, Ant Trooper Hill. A lone Big Ant Trooper is also found in a secret room in World 5-4, Sprawling Savanna.

Big Ant Trooper in the game Super Mario 3D World.
Big Ant Troopers in Ant Trooper Hill.

They cannot be defeated with any attack, even if players are under the effects of a Super Star, Invincible Super Leaf, or Invincibility Bell. Rather, they must be jumped on in order for the player to progress.

Big Ant Troopers, along with their smaller counterparts, appear as course elements in Super Mario Maker 2 in the Super Mario 3D World level style. In this game, Big Ant Troopers maintain their immunity to all of Mario's attack options, which includes being unaffected by Super Stars, and even the Super Hammer. However, they can be defeated by using POW Blocks or by being crushed by objects such as Thwomps. They can be given wings and parachutes as well.

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Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario 3D World CrawlerBig Crawler Big Big Crawler

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかアリへい[2]
Deka Arihei
Big Ant Trooper
French Maxi-Fourmili Big Ant Trooper
German Großer Trupp-Krabbel Big Ant Trooper
Italian Formico Gigante Giant Ant Trooper
Spanish Gran Hormigoide Big Ant Trooper


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. Super Mario 3D World PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 226.