- Not to be confused with Maw-Ray.
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)|
Maw-Maws are salamander- and tadpole-like enemies that first appear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. They appear prominently in a level with their own name, Maw-Maw Mouthful. They chase and eat anything and everything in their path, including other enemies and power-ups left on the ground. However, they cannot eat players, who will only take damage on contact with their mouths (unless the players are in their Goomba form via a Wonder Effect, in which case the player will be eaten and instantly lose a life). After chasing for a period of time, they become exhausted and stop. If they eat any type of shell, they will spit it back out. Stomping them will stun them; stomping them while they're stunned will defeat them. A Maw-Maw will also get stunned if it attempts to open its mouth while under a low ceiling and consequently hits its head. It can activate or break blocks by doing so.
Names in other languages
|Possibly a pun mixing「あんぐり」(anguri, Japanese ideophonic word for "openmouthed") and the English word "hungry"|
|Big Mouth Monster|
|French||Salabafre||Portmanteau of "salamandre" (salamander) and "bâfrer" (to gobble)|
|German||Sagaaah||From "sag aaah" (say ahh)|
|Italian||Squalamandra||Portmanteau of "squalo" (shark) and "salamandra" (salamander)|
|Portmanteau of "와앙" (waang, Korean ideophone meaning "openmouthed") and English word "hungry"|
|Portuguese||Gulartixa||Portmanteau of "gula" (gluttony) and "lagartixa" (lizard)|
|Portmanteau of "жрать" (zhrat', to gobble) and "саламандра" (salamandra, salamander)|
|Spanish||Digaah||Contraction of "diga aah" (say ahh)|
- Nintendo of America (August 31, 2023). Super Mario Bros. Wonder Direct 8.31.2023. YouTube. Retrieved September 7, 2023.
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- Nintendo 公式チャンネル (August 31, 2023). スーパーマリオブラザーズ ワンダー Direct 2023.8.31. YouTube. Retrieved September 7, 2023.
- Nintendo HK官方頻道 (August 31, 2023). 《超級瑪利歐兄弟 驚奇》Direct 2023.8.31（中文字幕）. YouTube. Retrieved September 8, 2023.
- 瑪利歐與同伴們也和大家一起冒險。介紹本系列歷來最多的12種操作角色。 【前往驚奇的世界Vol.2】. Nintendo Hong Kong. Retrieved October 14, 2023.