Major Burrows

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Major Burrows
Major Burrows Artwork.png
Artwork of Major Burrows
Species Undergrunt
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Portrayed by Koichi Hayashida
“AGH! I'm gonna get eaten! Somebody! Anybody! Help!”
Star Bunny, Super Mario Galaxy

Major Burrows is a boss in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. He lives on one of the planets of the Gusty Garden Galaxy and is the leader of the Undergrunts that wreaked havoc there. He also reappears as a returning boss in Super Mario Galaxy 2, in the Boss Blitz Galaxy. Koichi Hayashida, the director of Super Mario Galaxy 2, provides the voice for Major Burrows.[1] Major Burrows shares his boss music with the Gold Leaf and Toy Time Galaxy's Undergrunt Gunner.


Major Burrows fighting Mario

Major Burrows is an abnormally large and pudgy, maroon-colored Undergrunt. He wears a spiked blue helmet that resembles a Spiny Shell, which he also uses to burrow back into the ground. He is also shown to have light blue eyes that either become dilated when his expression changes or disappear when he is stunned. He has long white eyebrows similar to Bowser's, and large rounded cheeks. He also has three whiskers on each side of his snout and a big, black nose. He has a large, tannish-colored rounded belly, and a short flesh-colored tail, which serves as Major Burrows's weak spot. Burrows also has long, sharp, black claws that he uses to attack Mario with. When angry, Major Burrows's blue helmet turns red, and his eyes are golden yellow with no visible pupils.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Angry Major Burrows
Major Burrows while angry

In Super Mario Galaxy, Major Burrows appears in the Gusty Garden Galaxy's level "The Dirty Tricks of Major Burrows" where he is chasing a Star Bunny around a large tree. Initially, Major Burrows is unaware that Mario (or Luigi) has landed on his planet; when Mario Ground Pounds near Major Burrows before Spinning into him, he will forget about chasing after the Star Bunny and lock his sights on Mario. When Mario performs a second Ground Pound, Major Burrows will attempt to run away after being stunned. Once Mario has caught up and performed his second Spin, Major Burrows will become very angry and turn red. When Mario stuns Major Burrows for the third time, he will retreat back underground and come back fully restored, while charging furiously at Mario. When Mario performs a fourth and final Ground Pound, Major Burrows will attempt to run away again. When Mario catches up and performs his third and final Spin, Major Burrows will release a Power Star.

The player faces Major Burrows again during the Daredevil Comet run; this means the player will only have one life point. In the credits, there is a picture of Mario fighting him.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Major Burrows defeated again
Major Burrows after he is defeated

Major Burrows is the third boss Mario fights in the Boss Blitz Galaxy. His battle is exactly the same as the one from Super Mario Galaxy, although there is no Star Bunny present, and he will release a Launch Star which leads to Bouldergeist's planet instead of a Power Star.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Major Burrows
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Dome Bedroom Galaxy Gusty Garden Galaxy
Mission The Dirty Tricks of Major Burrows
Major Burrows's Daredevil Run
Reward Power Star icon from Super Mario Galaxy.Smg icon daredevilcomet.png

Trading card description[edit]


Holy Mole-y! Major Burrows lives on one of the planets in the Gusty Garden Galaxy, and when Mario first sees him, he is trying to munch on a cute Star Rabbit! Force him out from underground with a good ground pound, and strike him three times with a star spin to the tail. After Mario defeats the Major, the thankful Star Bunny rewards him with a Power Star.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Major Burrows
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World World S Galaxy Boss Blitz Galaxy
Mission Throwback Throwdown
Throwback Throwdown Speed Run
Green Star 1
Green Star 2
Reward Launch Star

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
ObjectData/Dodoryu.arc Dodoryu Transliteration of below
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl ドドリュウ (Dodoryuu) From「土竜」(doryū), an alternate reading for「モグラ」(mogura, mole)

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モグキング
Mogu Kingu
Monty King

French Roi Mogu
Undergrunt King
German General Maulwurf
General Mole
Italian Gran Roditore
Big Rodent
Korean 두더지 대장
Dudeoji Daejang
Mole Captain

Spanish Topetón
Big Mole


  1. ^ Gilbert, H. (March 8, 2012). Super Mario 3D Land - An inspiring development to find joy in the face of national tragedy. GamesRadar+. Retrieved December 30, 2023.