Big Bully

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
"Bomb King" redirects here. For information about the boss known as "Bomb King" in Japanese, see King Bob-omb.
Big Bully
BigBullyMKDS.png

Big Bully, as it appears in Mario Kart DS

First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Bully
Comparable
Chill Bully

Big Bullies, or Bomb Kings[1], are large variants of Bullies that first appear in Super Mario 64. Like their normal counterpart, Big Bullies are black spheres with yellow horns and round, green feet.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Wario fights a Big Bully in Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64, there are two Big Bullies in Lethal Lava Land. They are fought in the first two missions, Boil the Big Bully and Bully the Bullies respectively. When battling Mario (or Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario in Super Mario 64 DS), Big Bully tries to shove him into the lava, but they cannot injure Mario directly. The main difference with Big Bullies from their normal counterparts is that they are capable of knocking Mario back further. Likewise, Mario cannot directly harm Big Bullies, so to defeat them, Mario has to knock them into the lava by either punching, kicking, or Ground Pounding them.

In "Boil the Big Bully" Mario must go to a square-shaped platform near the north-center of the course, which is where he encounters a Big Bully. If Mario knocks the Big Bully onto the sinking platform next to its own, it tries to return to its normal place and stops fighting Mario. When Mario defeats the Big Bully, he earns a Power Star.

In "Bully the Bullies" Mario must go to a stone platform to the right of the platform with the first Big Bully. Mario must first defeat the three regular Bullies for the Big Bully to fall from the sky and onto the platform. Like the first battle, Mario must knock the Big Bully into the lava to get a Power Star.

In Super Mario 64 DS, Big Bullies have a metal collar at the bottom of each horn. They also have a red marking on a side of each eye.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Bullies reappear in Super Mario Maker 2 exclusively in the Super Mario 3D World style, acting like they did in Super Mario 64. They can be created by giving a Bully a Super Mushroom to make it grow.

Mario Kart DS[edit]

Big Bully and Yoshi prepare to battle in Mario Kart DS

In Mario Kart DS, a Big Bully is the first boss of Mission Mode. Yoshi is the character selected to fight Big Bully. Like the other bosses, Big Bully's appearance is retained from Super Mario 64 DS, although it is a lot bigger than in both versions of Super Mario 64.

In the battle, Big Bully tries to charge Yoshi into the water. There are three balloons attached to Yoshi's kart, and they represent his health. If Yoshi falls into the water, he loses. To attack Big Bully, Yoshi must drive into an Item Box, which always gives him Triple Mushrooms. Yoshi must use the Triple Mushrooms to charge into Big Bully, which knocks it back. When Yoshi knocks the Big Bully into the water, he wins the mission, and the Level 2 missions are unlocked.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスどんけつ
Bosu Donketsu
Boss Bully
Spanish Gran Bronco Big Bully
French Gros Moche
Grand Voyou
Big Ugly
Big Bully
German Big Bully -
Italian Gran Bronco Big Bully
Russian Большой Забияка
Bolshoj Zabijaka
Big Bully
Korean 왕으샤
Wang eusya
King Bully
Chinese 斗斗帮主
Dòudòu Bāngzhǔ
Bully Boss [of a gang]

Trivia[edit]

  • According to Super Mario 64 source assets, its early name is Big Otos.
  • Although Big Bullies do not appear in Super Mario 3D World, it has normal Bullies that are roughly the same size as the Big Bullies from Super Mario 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prima Bath. Nintendo 64 Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 88.