Giant Spiked Ball

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Giant Spiked Ball
A Giant Spiked Ball
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (version 2.0) (2019)

Giant Spiked Balls[1][better source needed] are larger versions of Spiked Balls. Like their smaller counterparts, Giant Spiked Balls can destroy blocks and even the smaller Spiked Balls. They first appear in New Super Mario Bros..


Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros.[edit]

A Giant Spiked Ball

Giant Spiked Balls debut in New Super Mario Bros., where they appear in various levels. Their first appearance in this game is the second castle.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

Giant Spiked Balls return in New Super Mario Bros. Wii in World 8-2.

In World 8-The Icon of a Airship from New Super Mario Bros. Wii., Bowser Jr. uses Giant Spiked Balls that possess the ability to explode, and must be used against him.

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Giant Spiked Balls also appear in Super Mario 3D Land with a purple color.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. 2, Giant Spiked Balls appear in two castles. An equivalent known as the Big Ice Ball appears in World 4-1. In World MushroomNSMBW Mushroom Icon Sprite.png-Castle course icon, there is a Spiked Ball that is even larger than the already giant Spiked Balls.

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

Although Giant Spiked Balls do not reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, New Super Luigi U, or New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Dai Gorō appear which serve the same purpose.

Super Mario Run[edit]

In Super Mario Run, Bowser's Koopa Clown Car can spit out Giant Spiked Balls. The Giant Spiked Balls have the ability to break certain platforms.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Giant Spiked Balls appear as a course element as of version 2.0 of Super Mario Maker 2. Unlike regular Spiked Balls, they destroy any breakable blocks in their path. They appear as a projectile thrown by Mega Spikes and as placeable course element. Since they did not appear in Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, and Super Mario 3D World, new sprites are made for them.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Giant Spiked Balls also appear in Mario Party 9 in the minigame Tumble Temple.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

They also appeared in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, where they are used by Spikes. They are only slightly larger than regular Spiked Balls and can only be countered with a hammer strike.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, a Giant Spiked Ball appears in Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode, when the player has 2, 3, or 4 Spikes by way of a super attack.


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 13.