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Crowber NSMB2 Prima.jpg
A Crowber from New Super Mario Bros. 2
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance New Super Mario Bros. 2 (2012)
Related species
Ninja Crow

A Crowber[1], also known as a Crow[2], is a crow-like enemy first seen in New Super Mario Bros. These enemies tend to appear in the last courses of the game, where they attack Mario or any other potential victim with rather fast moves. The name Crowber appears to be a pun from "crowbar," a tool used to remove nails.


New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

A Crowber's model from New Super Mario Bros.

Crowbers are only seen in World 8-1, where they swoop down to attack Mario. As progress is made throughout the course, more will appear and chase after the player. Crowbers attack quickly, making it somewhat difficult for the player to defeat them.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Crowber NSMBW.png

Crowbers reappear in the game New Super Mario Bros. Wii. This time, they have a purple plumage and a lighter beak and legs, and appeared in World 7-Ghost Icon.png and World 8-5. They attack in the same manner as they did in New Super Mario Bros.. In the Prima guide, they are known as Ravens[3].

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]


Crowbers reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They appear in World MushroomMushroomicon.png-Cannon Icon.png, World 6-4 and in the first course of the Impossible Pack. They maintain their appearance from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クロスケー[4]
Kuro means "black", but may also come from kurou, transliteration of "crow"



  1. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide, p. 11
  2. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. 2012. New Super Mario Bros. 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Page 33.
  3. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii Prima Official Game Guide, page 141.
  4. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book
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