Big Wiggler

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Big Wiggler
MegaWiggler.png
A Big Wiggler from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Halloween Tour) (2020)
Variant of Wiggler
Notable members
Kyodai Hanachan

Big Wigglers are a large variety of Wiggler that first appeared in the Mario Kart series. Unlike normal Wigglers, their size typically causes them to not notice when Mario jumps on them, though they can sometimes be found angry by default.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

Main article: Kyodai Hanachan

While Big Wigglers with the same behavior as regular-sized Wigglers are unused in New Super Mario Bros., a much larger and longer Wiggler appears as a friendly element in World 7-3.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A set of Big Wigglers, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Big Wigglers appear as stage hazards in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They move on preset paths, and can hurt Mario and company if they run into them. However, Big Wigglers can also defeat Swoops and most other enemies they run into, and players can bounce harmlessly off them to reach coins and blocks above; pressing the Two Button or A Button button will do a high jump, similar to a Spring.

They are completely invincible, and do not become angry like normal Wigglers; if Mario and co. are under the effects of a Star, they will simply bounce off the Big Wiggler with no effect. They can only be defeated by reaching the flag at the end of the level, as with the King Bills encountered much later.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A Big Wiggler in Super Mario Galaxy 2
An angry Big Wiggler in Super Mario Galaxy 2

Big Wigglers reappear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Supermassive Galaxy. They appear on the final planet of the galaxy’s first mission, where Mario must avoid running into them to reach the Power Star. A pair of angry Big Wigglers circle the tube towards the end; they cannot be defeated, but the Co-Star Luma can stop them from moving.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U[edit]

A Big Wiggler in New Super Mario Bros. U

Big Wigglers return in New Super Mario Bros. U, serving the same role as in the previous game. They are found in Soda Jungle, and appear in Wiggler Stampede.

In New Super Luigi U, Big Wigglers appear in Wiggler Floodlands, where they are used to cross poison.

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

Big Wigglers reappear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, where they can be used in all styles; giving a Wiggler a Super Mushroom will increase its size, but it otherwise retains the same behavior as a normal Wiggler.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Big Wigglers return in Super Mario Maker 2, behaving the same as in Super Mario Maker; they cannot walk through poison like their much larger kin from New Super Mario Bros. U, and simply sink into it like most other enemies.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

Big Wigglers in Mario Kart Wii

Big Wigglers appear in Mario Kart Wii, where they are found in Maple Treeway. If a driver bumps into them, their kart will be pushed back. Players also had to race against a Big Wiggler in a tournament on Wario's Gold Mine that took place in December 2008 and September 2010. Similar to its Mario Kart DS boss mission, the racer had to avoid hitting it as they raced around the course. During the first two laps, the Wiggler's speed would nearly match most vehicles, but in the final lap, the Wiggler would become angered and turn red, increasing its speed. The few Item Boxes found along the course contained only Triple Mushrooms and Stars.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Big Wigglers in Mario Kart 7

Big Wigglers also appear in Mario Kart 7 where they return as obstacles in Wii Maple Treeway. They jump when they get hit by a Super Star or a Bob-omb.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Big Wigglers return in Mario Kart Tour, once again appearing as stage hazards on Maple Treeway. They now cause racers to spin out when touching them.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl 巨大ハナちゃん (Kyodai Hanachan) Giant Wiggler

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかハナチャン[1]
Deka Hanachan
Big Wiggler
Chinese (Simplified) 巨型花毛毛[2]
Jùxíng Huāmáomao
Giant Wiggler
Chinese (Traditional) 大花毛毛
Dà Huāmáomao
Big Wiggler
German Riesen-Wiggler Giant Wiggler
Italian Super Torcibruco[3]
Mega Torcibruco[4]
Super Wiggler
Mega Wiggler

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 145, 160, 210.
  2. ^ https://www.nintendoswitch.com.cn/new_super_mario_bros_u_deluxe/pc/stage/index.html
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pagg. 145, 160
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 210