Talk:Big Amp

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Is there any proof that they are the same enemies in New Super Mario Bros. U? The internal filename is simply because it was during developement. Also, what are the mentions in the Prima guide? Or they should be treated like how the Big Pokey currently is? --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 09:32, May 11, 2019 (EDT)

I'd say it's harmless to treat it as the game's Pokeys. From a conceptual standpoint, they are the same exact thing, with the facelessness a design choice like several other enemies (even Amp). To answer the question about the Prima guides, the Super Mario Galaxy 2 one only generically refers to them as "electric balls" (or just "balls") on page 178. As far as I can tell, neither Amps nor their big variants are mentioned elsewhere in either guide, generically or by name. LinkTheLefty (talk) 17:36, May 11, 2019 (EDT)
While this discussion hasn't been open since, i'd like to talk more about it. The Mario Party ones were unnamed, and are almost undistinguishable from the original Amps. Unlike Koopas, which have actual iterations of big variant, with official names, or other enemies, this one seems undistinguished. As for the Super Mario Galaxy ones, i'd say that it being an Amp was an early concept, and has been changed to a generic, electric ball, since... The ones i really doubt on being actual iterations of a big Amp are the Mario Party ones. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:27, October 9, 2020 (EDT)
In Mario Party 5, I'm pretty sure it's safe to refer to them as just Amps, since the size difference is barely noticeable and the mini-game text implies they're just Amps too. Not sure about Mario Party 6 and 10, though. BabyLuigiFire.png Ray Trace(T|C) 13:36, October 9, 2020 (EDT)
The thing about that is that, with few exceptions, "Big" (or equivalent/synonym) enemies are one of the things generally too self-explanatory to split hairs over - if the same enemy appeared in a size bigger, the simple solution is for it to share the same article, regardless if it's unnamed. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:26, October 16, 2020 (EDT)
Handling it the same way as the anime Cheep Cheep? --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:18, October 25, 2020 (EDT)
Rather how unnamed appearances of big enemies are handled in general. LinkTheLefty (talk) 21:00, October 25, 2020 (EDT)
What about the SMG ones? I did explain my thoughts on it, above, but i think just handling it like the Bull's Eye Bill would be an alternative. --Toasty.jpg FanOfYoshi NSMB - Splunkin Model.png 13:24, October 26, 2020 (EDT)
My thoughts haven't changed - if Dharma Sambo and Coco Sambo are considered Pokey and Big Pokey, respectively, then same for Big Amp, which is the same in Super Mario Galaxy games for all intents and purposes. LinkTheLefty (talk) 09:13, October 27, 2020 (EDT)