Bowser Stunner

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Bowser Stunner
Bowser Stunner.
Screenshot from New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (2019)

Bowser Stunners[1] are Amp-like obstacles that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. U. They return in New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe. As their name implies, they resemble Bowser's head. Unlike Amps, Bowser Stunners have special chains connected to another Bowser Stunner, creating a stream of electricity to travel on the chains. They electrify player characters on contact. In New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, Bowser Stunners are encountered in Red-Hot Elevator Ride and Current Event, respectively.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパびりびり[2]
Kuppa Biribiri
From「クッパ」(Kuppa, "Bowser") and「びりびり」(biribiri, onomatopoeia for electric shocking)

German Elektro-Bowser
Electric Bowser
Italian Bowser Amperino[3]
Bowser Amp


  1. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U PRIMA Official Game Guide. Prima Games (American English). ISBN 978-0-307-89690-2. Page 199.
  2. ^ October 19, 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. U section. Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 215.
  3. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 215.