Super Thwomp

From the Super Mario Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Ads keep the MarioWiki independent and free :)
This article is about the Thwomps that appear on SNES Rainbow Road. For information about the larger Thwomps, see Big Thwomp.
Super Thwomp
Super ThwompK8.png
First Appearance Super Mario Kart (1992)
Latest Appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Parent Species Thwomp

Super Thwomps[1] are a shiny variety version of Thwomps that appear only in the Mario Kart series.


Super Mario Kart[edit]

Donkey Kong Jr. approaching some Super Thwomps on Rainbow Road in Super Mario Kart.

Super Thwomps first appear in Super Mario Kart on Rainbow Road where they act like regular Thwomps, though these Thwomps glow and spin racers out if they run into them, unlike normal Thwomps.

Mario Kart 7[edit]

Mario performing a trick between some Super Thwomps on SNES Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 7.

Super Thwomps reappear in Mario Kart 7 (marking their first appearance in 19 years), with the return of SNES Rainbow Road as a retro track. Like before they behave like normal Thwomps, but using their modern spiked appearance from New Super Mario Bros. Wii rather than the blunt one used by the Thwomps on Bowser's Castle. Once again, racers flip if they run into them. They also cause the track to wave when they slam the ground, allowing racers to use them for tricks.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Link near a couple of Super Thwomps and a coin on SNES Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 8.

Super Thwomps appear once more in Mario Kart 8, once again on SNES Rainbow Road included in the first downloadable content pack. Unlike Mario Kart 7, they use the same appearance as the Thwomps in Thwomp Ruins, based upon their Super Mario Galaxy appearance, though they still flip racers on contact. Along with the SNES Rainbow Road course, Super Thwomps reappear in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of the game's base content.


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. 2011. Mario Kart 7 Prima Games Official Game Guide, pages 162-164.