Mecha-Bowser

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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 here.
Not to be confused with Mechakoopa.
Mecha-Bowser
Mecha-Bowser SMS.png
Full name Mecha-Bowser
Species Mechakoopa
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (2017)

Mecha-Bowser 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.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Sunshine[edit]

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 F.L.U.D.D.) 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 F.L.U.D.D. After enough hits, the robot explodes, and Bowser Jr. pilots its head away to escape.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mecha-Bowser in Super Mario Galaxy.
Main article: Toy Time Galaxy#Mecha-Bowser

A planet by the name of Mecha-Bowser also appears in Super Mario Galaxy, during the mission Heavy Metal Mecha-Bowser in the Toy Time Galaxy. However, the appearance and tactics of this version differ from the one in Super Mario Sunshine.

Mario Golf series[edit]

While Mecha-Bowser does not physically appear in the series, its name appears on scoreboards in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

In Mario Kart Arcade GP and Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, when finishing the Bowser Cup with Bowser, Mecha-Bowser replaces Giant Bowser in a boss fight. His tactics are the same as Giant Bowser. The player have to throw Black Shells at the pillars supporting Mecha-Bowser to defeat him.

Gallery[edit]

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
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
Super Mario Galaxy Boss 2007 Wii
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 Pack 2015 Wii U
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Block in the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack 2017 Nintendo Switch

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メカクッパ
Mekakuppa
Mechakoopa
French Mecha Bowser / Mécabowser -
German Robo-Bowser Robo-Bowser; Portmanteau of Robot and Bowser
Italian Bowsermatic Portmanteau of Bowser and automatic

Trivia[edit]

  • When damaged, four holes resembling the controller ports on the Nintendo GameCube are visible.