Spiked Koopa

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Not to be confused with Spike Koopa.
Spiked Koopa
Spiked Koopa artwork from Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Artwork of the Spiked Koopa
Species Hammer Bro
First appearance Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (1994)

The Spiked Koopa[1], also referred to as a Pirate Koopa[2], Spiked Pirate[2][3], Spiky Pirate[3], or Turtle[4], is the first boss in Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and a member of the Brown Sugar Pirates. While given a generic Koopa identifier in English, his Japanese name derives from Hammer Brother (「トゲブロス」 Toge Burosu, translating as "Thorn Bros.").

In Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, the Spiked Koopa resides at the end of the Rice Beach stage and is armed with spiky armor similar to that of a Koopatrol. In his fight with Wario, he employs a three-pronged attack of striking from land, air, and underground. His shell makes him invulnerable to ground pounds and fire. However, he can be rammed into, exposing his soft belly. After three hits to his vulnerable underside, he is defeated.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲブロス[5]
Toge Burosu
Likely a combination of「刺」(toge, spike) or「トゲゾー」(Togezō, Spiny) and「ハンマーブロス」(Hanmā Burosu, Hammer Bro)
German Spiked Pirat[6] The English word "spiked" + "Pirat" (pirate)


  1. ^ The Super Game Boy Player's Guide, pages 28 and 29.
  2. ^ a b Nintendo Power Volume 58, page 80.
  3. ^ a b Nintendo Power Volume 66, page 84.
  4. ^ Campbell, Stuart. Game Boy Game Secrets, 1999 Edition Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 96.
  5. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Mario Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3 Part 1. Pages 6-7.
  6. ^ Official German Super Game Boy Spieleberater ("Super Game Boy Game Guide")