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Not to be confused with Digga-Leg.

Galaxy Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor
Level(s) Megaleg's Moon
Dome Terrace
Star Given Smg icon grandstar.png

“Go at 'em Megaleg! Stomp 'em with the power of your Grand Star!”
Bowser Jr., Super Mario Galaxy

Megaleg is one of several bosses in Super Mario Galaxy. It somewhat resembles a gigantic mechanical Snifit. All of the other bosses in Super Mario Galaxy resemble another enemy in the game to some extent. Since Snifits do not appear in the game, Megaleg is the only boss that does not resemble another enemy. It is found in Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor and is owned and possibly commanded by Bowser Jr.

Megaleg underwent several changes prior to the release of Super Mario Galaxy: it was originally encountered in an early version of the Good Egg Galaxy under the name "Snifit Bot", at which point there was nothing in its cage. The earliest version of Megaleg was labeled "BossCrab", which had a different body design, as it had no Snifit-like nose, four legs, and a half oval shaped head.


Megaleg standing on the Robot Reactor.

Megaleg is incredibly large and lives on a planet just big enough to hold it. It has three long legs, like a tripod, and each leg has various tricks and traps designed to trip Mario up. It has a Snifit-like face and fly-like eyes with huge lights beaming out of them. On top of Megaleg's head is a red cage with a rotating lighthouse-like light on top that contains a Grand Star. Megaleg is much bigger than Digga-Leg, a similar boss encountered in Super Mario Galaxy 2.


Mario being followed by a Bullet Bill on Megaleg's head.
SMG Megaleg Prerelease.jpg
Megaleg explodes after Mario frees the Grand Star.

When Mario enters Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor, Megaleg is positioned on the bottom of the Robot Reactor. When Mario uses the Launch Star on the Starting Planet to reach the Robot Reactor, Bowser Jr. appears and orders Megaleg to attack Mario. Megaleg mainly attacks by consistently firing multiple Bullet Bills from various locations on its head, legs, and underbelly. It also tries to stomp on Mario while he's on the Robot Reactor. Mario must jump on one of its three huge feet and climb up its leg, avoiding Bullet Bills along the way. When Mario reaches Megaleg's head, he has to lead a Bullet Bill into the larger cage surrounding the red cage, after which a barrier forms around the red cage and more Bullet Bills are fired. Mario must then lead another Bullet Bill into the red cage to release the Grand Star trapped inside and defeat Megaleg.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メガレッグ
Spanish (NOA) Megatrípode Megatripod
Spanish (NOE) Megatrípode
Trípode Grandullón (Megaleg's Moon name only)
Burly Tripod
French Mégapod Megapod
German Megabein Megaleg
Italian Tripodobot From tripode (tripod) and the robot indicating suffix -bot


  • The concept of climbing atop and moving on a large being was originally intended to be used in the final fight against Ganon in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but this was scrapped due to the fact that one would be unable to see Ganon while atop him. However, it was later reused in Super Mario Galaxy, much to the excitement of the development team.[1]
  • In a Nintendo Power interview, it was stated that Megaleg would return for Super Mario Galaxy 2.[citation needed] This was later proven false, however, with Digga-Leg appearing instead.


  1. ^ As stated by Super Mario Galaxy director Yoshiaki Koizumi in Issue 225 of Nintendo Power.