Gargantua Blargg

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This article is about the recurring enemy. For the unique enemy from Yoshi's Island DS of the same name, see Gargantua Blargg (tall).
Gargantua Blargg
Gargantua Blargg
Artwork of a Gargantua Blargg from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's Crafted World (2019)
Variant of Blargg
Variants
Gargantua Blargg (tall)
Relatives
Nep-Enut
Red Blargg
“I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg!”
Gargantua Blargg, Tetris Attack

Gargantua Blarggs are massive counterparts to Nep-Enuts residing in lava that debuted in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as Blargg enemies.

History[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island / Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg, as it appears in Yoshi's Island

Gargantua Blarggs' debut is in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island; they return in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. These huge creatures attempt to block Yoshi's path by rising from the lava as the dinosaur approaches. To the pass by a Gargantua Blargg, Yoshi must throw an egg at the monster's mouth. The fire creature will then sink into the lava, allowing Yoshi to continue his journey. However, they reappear after a few seconds. Unlike the smaller Red Blargg, Gargantua Blarggs cannot be defeated with an Anywhere POW.

Tetris Attack[edit]

Gargantua Blargg's VS Mode portrait, from Tetris Attack

In the game Tetris Attack, a Gargantua Blargg appears as a ruler of the "Lava World", being allied with Flamer Guy. In here, as many other old enemies of Yoshi, was shown as a friend of Yoshi, being enchanted by Bowser to work for him. It replaces the flame fairy, Flare, from the original Panel de Pon.

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg from Yoshi's Island DS

Gargantua Blarggs return in Yoshi's Island DS, retaining their behavior in its predecessor. They appear only in one level: Gilbert the Gooey's Castle. To the pass by a Gargantua Blargg, Yoshi must throw an egg at the whole body. Another sub-species of these Blarggs also called Gargantua Blarggs appear as well. These Blarggs are much taller and can destroy dense rocks.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Light-blue Yoshi about to attack a Gargantua Blargg in Yoshi's New Island

In Yoshi's New Island, Gargantua Blarggs return, appearing in two levels: Gargantua Blargg Attacks! and Hotfoot Hurdle.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

Yoshi outruns a Gargantua Blargg in Yoshi's Woolly World

In Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Gargantua Blarggs merely appear as an outline composed of an orange scarf. It takes three yarn balls to make the Gargantua Blargg hide back down into the lava. They mainly appear in the level Lava Scarves and Red-Hot Blarggs. If Yoshi is given an ice watermelon by the "All-you-can-eat ice watermelons!" Power Badge, he can use the melon to ultimately take down a Gargantua Blargg with one blow.

Yoshi's Crafted World[edit]

A Gargantua Blargg, as seen in Yoshi's Crafted World

Gargantua Blarggs reappear in Yoshi's Crafted World, in the level Poochy's Magma Run. They are made of bubbled slime and have the same behavior as usual. When a Gargantua Blargg is hit by Yoshi's egg, it spins sinking down. There is also a costume and a craft based on Gargantua Blarggs.

Profiles[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 溶岩の池に住む怪物。やっぱりタマゴを当てれば、しばらくおとなしくなる。[1] (A monster that lives in a lava pond. Of course, if you hit it with an egg, it will go quiet for a while.)
  • Player's Guide: The hot-blooded member of the Blargg family. Maybe he's so angry because no one will trim his eyebrows.[2]

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 溶岩の中に住む怪物。タマゴを当てると、約5秒ほど溶岩にしずんでおとなしくなる。このスキにとびこえてしまおう。[3] (A monster that lives in lava. If you hit it with an egg, it will sink into the lava for about 5 seconds and become quiet. Take advantage of this opportunity to jump over it.)

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

  • Shogakukan guide: 溶岩に潜み、ヨッシーが近づくと溶岩から浮上してきて襲ってくる。倒すことはできないが、タマゴを3回当てるとひるむ。ひるませてから逃げるとよい。[4](It lurks in the lava, and when Yoshi approaches it, it rises out of the lava and attacks. You cannot defeat it, but if you hit it with three eggs, it will flinch. You can escape after you make it go down.)

Tetris Attack[edit]

In-game Character profile
Sprite of Gargantua Blargg's icon from the SNES version of Tetris Attack.

I am a Blargg, Gargantua Blargg

My exploits are kind of famous. I rule the Lava World, and all should fear me. But lately, this rain has put a damper on my powers. Hmmm...

Japanese language selected

わしの なまえは ビッグウンババ

マグマの せかいの おおおやぶん ウンババさまとは わしの ことじゃ--!!
でも ちかころは あめばっかりで さっぱり ちかちが でないのだ フウ

(My name is Gargantua Blargg.)
(I am the great master of the magma world... and Blargg is me! But all I see is rain, and I have no idea what I'm doing. Hmm.)

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグウンババ赤[1]
Biggu Unbaba Aka
ビッグウンババ[5]
Biggu Unbaba
ビッグウンババ()[3] / ビッグウンババ(あか)[4][6]
Biggu Unbaba (aka)
Big Blargg Red

Big Blargg

Big Blargg (red)
Chinese 大乌巴巴(红) (Simplified)
大烏巴巴(紅) (Traditional)
Dà Wūbābā (hóng)
Big Blargg (red)
French (NOA) Maxi Blop Lava -
French (NOE) Blargg géant Giant Blargg
German Riesen-Feuer-Blargg Giant Fire Blargg
Italian Immenso Blargg Immense Blargg
Korean 거대짜자잔(빨강)
Geodae Jjajjajan (bbalgang)
Big Blargg (red)
Russian Студнезавр-исполин
Studnezavr-ispolin
Giant Blargg
Spanish Blargg Gigantón Giant Blargg

Trivia[edit]

  • The Blarggs of Yoshi's Story are similar in size and design to Gargantua Blarggs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオヨッシーアイランド任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario: Yossy Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 6.
  2. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127Media:SMW2 Guide 127.jpg.
  3. ^ a b 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 19.
  4. ^ a b 「ヨッシー New アイランド 任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Yoshi's New Island Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 23Media:Yoshi New Island Shogakukan P23.jpg.
  5. ^ Tetris Attack, when language is set to Japanese.
  6. ^ Omoide Theatre, Yoshi Wool World