Micro Mecha-Bowser

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Not to be confused with Mecha-Bowser or Mecha Bowser.
Micro Mecha-Bowser
Micro Mecha-Bowser artwork
A Micro Mecha-Bowser in Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Mechakoopa
Notable members
Mario near some Micro Mecha-Bowsers in the Flipsville Galaxy

Micro Mecha-Bowsers[1] (alternatively Micro Mecha Bowsers[2]), initially known as Mecha-Bowsers[3], are a robotic version of Bowser. They loosely resemble Mechakoopas except their design is drastically different, they possess different attributes and, contrary to the name, are somewhat bigger and cannot be picked up by Mario or Luigi.

In Super Mario Galaxy, Mecha-Bowsers are found in both the Toy Time Galaxy and the Dreadnought Galaxy and can breathe flames for fairly long amounts of time. They can even chase Mario, like Goombas do. They can only be defeated with a Ground Pound and stunned with a Star Spin. When defeated, they release a coin. They always tend to breathe fire right after recovering from being stunned.

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they appear in the Flipsville Galaxy during the mission Flipsville's New Digs in the first section of the galaxy, and in the Cosmic Cove Galaxy during the mission Exploring the Cosmic Cavern on the last planet. In addition to the Ground Pound, Mario can also use the Spin Drill to defeat them by jumping over them and then drilling into them. Despite the new name Micro Mecha-Bowser, they are not any smaller than they were previously. The name is intended to be in relation to the giant Mecha-Bowser, which does not appear in this game.

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Hoglins are replaced by Micro Mecha-Bowsers. Additionally, red variants of Micro Mecha-Bowsers replace Zoglins.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Mechanic Koopa Mini[4]
Mini Meka Kuppa
Mini Mechanic Koopa (Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2)

Mini Mecha Koopa (Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2)
Italian Bowsermatic Piccino Little Mechabowser
Spanish (NOE) Peque Mech Bowser Mini Mecha-Bowser


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 28, 96, 153.
  2. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 93 and 152.
  3. ^ Black, Fletcher. Super Mario Galaxy PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 235, 236, 237, 238, 245.
  4. ^ Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 internal filename (MechanicKoopaMini)
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 128 and 161.