Jumbo Ray

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Jumbo Ray
NSMBW Jumbo Ray Render.png
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Party 10 (2015)
Variant of Manta

Jumbo Rays[1] are a type of Manta that first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. These rays are green and wear a pair of swim goggles. They have the ability to leap and fly through the sky, so Mario and company can stand on them as platforms until they disappear into the fog. Their appearance and manner are similar to those of Dolphins.

History[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A group of three Jumbo Rays fly through the clouds

Jumbo Rays appear only in World 5-5 of New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Here, Mario and company must use them to traverse the level. Jumbo Rays make a noise when the player jumps on them similar to when the player jumps on a Para-Beetle. However, the Jumbo Rays' sound does not go up the music scale as the Para-Beetle does. Also, they are not enemies and cannot hurt Mario.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

In Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, a single Jumbo Ray makes an appearance near the beginning of the underwater zone of Tropical Coast. Unlike other appearances, it does not fly in the air.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Jumbo Rays made their Mario Party debut in Mario Party: Island Tour. A large group of Jumbo Rays can be seen in the background of the Hot-Air Hijinks minigame mode. Another one can be seen in the background of one of the scenes depicted in the minigame Get Reel. Sometimes one can be seen at the hot-air balloon in the minigame Point 'n' Shoot.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Jumbo Rays reappear in Mario Party 10 in the background of the Bouncy Brawl minigame.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

Jumbo Rays appear in Mario Golf: World Tour where they fly around in the background of the Sky Island course.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エイジロウ[2]
Eijirou
From 「エイ」 (ei) meaning "ray" and 「ジロウ」 (Jirou), a common male given name; transcribed as "Manjirou"[3], from "manta" and Jirou. Compare with Mantarou.
Chinese 魟魚仔[4]
Hóngyú Zǎi
Ray Guy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bueno, Fernando. New Super Mario Bros. Wii PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 10, 106, 107.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, New Super Mario Bros. Wii section, page 144.
  3. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii / Mario Kart Arcade GP DX internal filename (manjirou)
  4. ^ Official Chinese website for New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Retrieved February 24, 2020.