Artwork of an Ancient Dragon from Super Mario Bros. Wonder
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)|
- “Imagine what it would be like for those fossilized dragons to soar freely through the air...”
- —Super Mario Bros. Wonder loading screen
Ancient Dragon fossils can be found in most of Deep Magma Bog's levels as either flat Semisolid Platforms or rotating circular platforms like the wheel lifts of Yoshi's Story. The fossilized dragons can be temporarily brought back to life during Wonder Effects in Dragon Boneyard, Deep Magma Bog Special Solar Roller, and The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage. Living Ancient Dragons travel through the air and through lava on set paths like the dragons from Yoshi's Story, though they have a wider range of motion and may loop on themselves unlike the latter.
In Dragon Boneyard, an Ancient Dragon serves as a platform that the player must ride to locate a Wonder Seed. Three flying Ancient Dragons appear in Deep Magma Bog Special Solar Roller and act as platforms for Spike-Ball Mario to roll on. A single Ancient Dragon appears in The Final Battle! Bowser's Rage Stage to transport the player over a gap. A dark-obscured Ancient Dragon that helps the player touch the names floating by also appears in the end credits.
- Nintendo Magazine 2023 Winter: "The fossilized dragon is now alive with Wonder power?! Before it became a fossil, it appears to have been soaring through the sky freely."
A fossilized Ancient Dragon acting as a circular platform that guards a 10-flower coin
Names in other languages
|Italian||Dragone fossile||Fossil dragon|
|Spanish||Dragón fosilizado||Fossilized Dragon|
- Nintendo Magazine 2023 Winter (Digital English edition). nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved November 21, 2023. (Archived November 21, 2023, 15:25:58 UTC via Wayback Machine.)