- This article is about the boss that first appears in Super Mario Sunshine. For the planet also named Mecha-Bowser in Super Mario Galaxy, see Toy Time Galaxy § Mecha-Bowser.
|First appearance||Super Mario Sunshine (2002)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
Mecha-Bowser, also known as Mechakoopa, is a huge Bowser-shaped robot that made its first appearance in Super Mario Sunshine. It has since made several appearances in some form or another in other games, mostly various spin-offs.
Super Mario Sunshine
In Super Mario Sunshine, Mecha-Bowser is found in Episode 1 of Pinna Park and is controlled by Bowser Jr. To fight it, Mario, riding the park's Roller Coaster, must collect and fire water rockets (via FLUDD) at Mecha-Bowser. Mecha-Bowser attacks by shooting Bullet Bills at Mario, and by breathing fire on the Roller Coaster track, which can be doused using FLUDD. After enough hits, the robot explodes, and Bowser Jr. pilots its head away to escape.
Mario Golf series
Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis
In Mario Power Tennis and its Wii port, Mecha-Bowser is the boss of the Mecha-Bowser Mayhem minigame, in which it rotates the court and battles players, firing Bullet Bills and Bob-ombs that can be deflected back at it. Players must attack it with charged tennis balls until it is defeated.
Mario Party series
In Mario Party 5, Mecha-Bowser is a giant toy on the Toy Dream board and shoots characters out of a cannon in its mouth to another location on the board whenever they land on a nearby ? Space. In Mario Party 7, its head is a feature of Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!. In Mario Party 9, its head is featured on the Bowser Station board as a Jackpot Machine. It stores Mini Stars, and players can earn these stars by playing minigames or by landing on Jackpot+ Spaces.
Mario Kart Arcade GP series
In Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, when finishing the Bowser Cup with Bowser, Mecha-Bowser replaces the giant Bowser in a boss fight. His tactics are the same as Bowser. The player has to throw Black Shells at the pillars supporting Mecha-Bowser to defeat him.
In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Mecha-Bowser's head replaces the original game's furnace block.
The Mecha-Bowser Mayhem minigame in Mario Power Tennis
|Super Mario Sunshine||Boss||2002||Nintendo GameCube|
|Mario Party 5||Appears as NPC in Toy Dream||2003||Nintendo GameCube|
|Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour||Name appears on score board||2003||Nintendo GameCube|
|Mario Golf: Advance Tour||Name appears on score board||2004||Game Boy Advance|
|Mario Power Tennis||Boss in minigame and appears in background of a certain court.||2004||Nintendo GameCube|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP||Boss||2005||Arcade|
|Mario Party 7||Its head cameos in Bowser's Enchanted Inferno!.||2005||Nintendo GameCube|
|Mario Kart Arcade GP 2||Boss||2007||Arcade|
|New Play Control: Mario Power Tennis||It reprises its role from Mario Power Tennis.||2009||Wii|
|Mario Party 9||Its head is in the stage Bowser Station although slightly altered into a "Jackpot Machine."||2012||Wii|
|Minecraft: Wii U Edition||Block in the Super Mario Mash-up||2015||Wii U|
|Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition||Block in the Super Mario Mash-up||2017||Nintendo Switch|
|Mario Party: The Top 100||Cameo||2017||Nintendo 3DS|
|Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition||Block in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||New Nintendo 3DS|
|Minecraft (Bedrock version)||Block in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||Nintendo Switch|
|Super Mario 3D All-Stars||Boss||2020||Nintendo Switch|
|Super Mario Sunshine||tinkoopa||Tinkoopa||Tin-Bowser|
Names in other languages
|Mecha-Bowser; same as Mechakoopa and Mekakuppa|
|French||Mecha Bowser / Mécabowser||-|
|German||Robo-Bowser||Robo-Bowser; portmanteau of Robot and Bowser.|
|Italian||Bowsermatic||Portmanteau of Bowser and automatic|
- When firing Bullet Bills or damaged, the cannons shown resemble the controller ports on the Nintendo GameCube.
- English Super Mario Sunshine entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived on August 13, 2022, 22:22:41 UTC via archive.today.)
- Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/pinnaBoss0.szs/scene/tinkoopa