Mega Unagi

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Mega Unagi
A Mega Unagi in New Super Mario Bros..
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Parent species Maw-Ray

Mega Unagi[1] are a gigantic version of Maw-Rays that appear in New Super Mario Bros. Mega Unagi chase Mario (or Luigi) through two underwater stages in the game, 4-3 and 8-3. They are very dangerous, and destroy everything they can, such as Brick Blocks and ? Blocks. There is no way to defeat a Mega Unagi. However, Mario can go "through" one with a Mega Mushroom or a Super Star, by swimming through its back, as Mario will collide with it if he tries to go through its face. Unlike Cheep Chomps, Mega Unagi cannot eat Mario and cause him to lose a life instantly; instead, the player will take damage like a regular enemy.

Maw-Rays are larger in most subsequent appearances and thus appear to be closer in size to Mega Unagi.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Big Moray[2]
Kyodai Utsubo
Big Moray

Giant Moray


  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide, page 12.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. internal filename (moray_big)
  3. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book