Monty Tank

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Not to be confused with Mole Tank.
Monty Tank
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Species Monty Mole/tank
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
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Monty throwing a Bob-omb at Luigi
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The tank

Monty Tank[1] is the Monty Mole and tank boss of World 6 in New Super Mario Bros. The tank can be destroyed by Mario or Luigi stomping Monty's head three times, when his head is exposed. Monty's head is exposed when he comes out of the tank to throw Bob-ombs at the player. These bombs can be thrown at Monty while his head is exposed to cause damage. Each time the tank is hit, it will quickly move back and forth along the ground. While doing so, it will also rapidly fire Bullet Bills from its turrets at multiple levels, depending on how many times it had been damaged. Each time it is hit, one more level is added to the tank, making it taller. As such, if Mario uses a ground pound on the first hit, two levels will be added. The tank is invincible when Monty's head is not exposed. Mario and Luigi can also defeat it by just jumping onto the tank using a Mega Mushroom. If the player stands on top of the tank, it spins back and forth to get them off it.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョロプータンク[2]
Choropū Tanku
Monty Mole Tank
German Monty-Panzer Monty Tank

Trivia[edit]

  • While internal data labels choropu (Monty Mole) separate from chorotank (Monty Tank), the Player's Guide attributes the name "Monty Tank" to the Monty Mole himself.
  • Monty Tank is similar to the Monty Mole enemies in Super Mario Sunshine, who similarly made use of Bullet Bill-shooting weapons and threw Bob-ombs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book