- Not to be confused with Digga-Leg.
|Galaxy||Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor|
- “Wahahaha! You made it! But I won't even need my dad's help to take care of you! Go at 'em, Megaleg! Stomp 'em with the power of your Grand Star!”
- —Bowser Jr., Super Mario Galaxy
Megaleg is a boss in Super Mario Galaxy. It is a gigantic mechanical construct with a vague resemblance to a Snifit. It is found in Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor, and is owned and possibly commanded by Bowser Jr.
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. Megaleg underwent several changes prior to the release of Super Mario Galaxy. In the E3 2006 demo of the game, there was nothing in its cage. The earliest version of Megaleg was labeled "BossCrab", which had a different body design, no nose or mouth, four legs, and a half oval shaped head.
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 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.
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.
Super Mario Galaxy Trading Card description
A Grand Star is at stake in the battle against Megaleg, so Mario knows it won't be easy. With its flylike, light-beam eyes and three huge mechanical legs, this boss lives on its own planet in Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor. To defeat Megaleg, confuse the monster's own Bullet Bills so that they slam into its head and destroy it.
|Super Mario Galaxy||ObjectData/TripodBoss.arc||TripodBoss||Tripod Boss|
|Super Mario Galaxy||StageData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl||三脚ボス (Sankyaku Bosu)||Tripod Boss|
Names in other languages
|Mechanical Huge Legs|
|Italian||Tripodobot||From tripode (tripod) and the robot indicating suffix -bot|
Trípode Grandullón (Megaleg's Moon name only)
- In a Nintendo Power preview for Super Mario Galaxy 2, it was stated that Megaleg would return. This was later proven false, however, with Digga-Leg appearing instead.
- There is a glitch whereby the player can access Megaleg's planet without triggering the cutscene or battle.
- Nintendo Power Issue 225, page 64.
- TCRF. Super Mario Galaxy/Unused Models. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
- 真キノピコ (June 20, 2018). スーパーマリオギャラクシー Part1 ワールド1 テラス. YouTube. Retrieved March 5, 2020.
- Nintendo Power Issue 251, page 37.
- A+Start. (March 6, 2015). Super Mario Galaxy Glitches - Son Of A Glitch - Episode 39. YouTube. Retrieved February 15, 2020.