Artwork of a Tail Bowser in Super Mario 3D Land.
|First appearance||Super Mario 3D Land (2011)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (cameo) (2015)|
|Variant of||Fake Bowser|
Super Mario 3D Land
In Super Mario 3D Land, much like fake Bowsers from Super Mario Bros., Tail Bowsers are fought on bridges at the end of castle levels and attack by breathing giant fireballs and jumping around the stage, though they do not throw hammers. Only two Tail Bowsers appear: one in World 1- and the other in World 5-; the latter also swings his spiky striped tail to attack and destroy columns. Additionally, they are immune to projectiles. In order to defeat a Tail Bowser, Mario or Luigi has to press the switch at the end of the bridge to make it collapse and send him into the lava. After falling into the lava, Tail Bowsers bounce upwards and show their true forms (a Goomba in World 1, and a Magikoopa in World 5) with a Super Leaf beside the body.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
A Tail Bowser appears as a boss in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, specifically in Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular. The appearances of the stage and its boss are based off Super Mario 3D Land. It chases the team across a giant collapsing bridge, spitting fireballs at them. The team must hit four buttons at the same time to cause the Tail Bowser to fall into lava, where it turns into a Goomba and a Super Leaf.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
|Super Mario 3D Land||Boss||2011||Nintendo 3DS|
|Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games||Boss||2013||Wii U|
|Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam||Cameo on Battle Card||2015||Nintendo 3DS|
|Super Mario 3D Land||KoopaFake||Koopa Fake||Fake Bowser|
Names in other languages
- Tail Bowser's Super Mario 3D Land artwork is in almost the exact same pose as Dry Bowser's artwork for Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Mario Kart Wii.
- von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 28 and 76.
- Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 180.
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