Talk:Big Steely

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Name??[edit]

Is this an official name?--son.of.suns@gmail.com 19:05, 25 April 2006 (EDT)

Is that really the plural form? Big Steelys? I'm thinkin', and changing it to, Big Steelies.HK

Is that an official name?HK

neither Big Steelys or Big Steelies is official. in fact, I don't think Big Steely is official. Max2 who knows the conjecture templete, and thinks we should use it.

You are correct. Adding conjecture template.Knife (talk) 20:24, 23 February 2007 (EST), the guy who agrees.

awww... I want to. :) go ahead, I don't care who does it, as long as it gets done! Max2

The name "Big Steely" comes from the Mario Mania player's guide for Super Mario World. - NES Boy 21:00, 8 April 2007 (EDT)

It's not conjecture it's from the official guide too.
- Yoshi Master

Since when is it true that the cannonballs in Super Mario 64 are indeed Big Steelies? Last I checked those were never officially named. Vent 15:41, 9 July 2012 (EDT)

Super Mario 64[edit]

Just for the record, the SM64DS guide calls the things that roll down the mountain "boulders." Don't know about the S64 guide, but I assume that it isn't much different. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Just to avoid confusion, what is the code of that guide (top right on the front)? --Hiccup (talk) 03:52, 8 December 2015 (EST)
I don't know what you're referring to by "code". There's nothing on the cover except for the title. The guide I'm talking about is the Nintendo DS Pocket Guide (licensed by Prima), which seems to be the only official guide for SM64DS. Hello, I'm Time Turner.

Paper Jam and Dream Team appearance?[edit]

Just out of curiosity in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam there's a hammer called the iron ball hammer in which it drops a massive iron ball, don't you think it could be a Big Steely, also another thing to keep in mind it's not a cannonball because it would've otherwise stated it as one, instead it calls it an iron ball.
The preceding unsigned comment was added by TheHelper1000 (talk).

So I did some research on all of Dream Teams hammers and found that the same Iron Ball hammer exists there as well, and it is the same effect so I figured that it could possibly be a Big Steely. TheHelper1000 (talk)

The same applies to the Iron Ball Boots in Dream Team. TheHelper1000 (talk)

Super Mario 64 Appearance[edit]

I doubt they are Big Steelies, i think they're possibly intended to be different things. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 12:17, 9 January 2019 (EST)

The rolling balls in Super Mario 64 are probably meant to be different things, as Big Steelies are often used as weapons, while the rolling balls from Super Mario 64 are obstacles, and they have multiple different names. It should be noted that in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story they are called iron balls, a name also used for the rolling balls in Super Mario 64, however Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story probably uses that name as a generic name, not a reference to Super Mario 64. (and the Super Mario 64 rolling balls have other unique names.) Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 12:33, 9 January 2019 (EST)
I'd like to see if the JP name for the SMW obstacle calls them iron. If so, they're the same generic thing. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:25, 9 January 2019 (EST)
The problem is that both of the names for the SMW obstacle come from Mario Mania, and to my knowledge that book was not released in Japanese, so we would need a new SMW source to know if they are called iron balls in Japanese. Doomhiker (talk)Topmini.png 17:32, 9 January 2019 (EST)
PLENTY of Japanese guidebooks were based off SMW, they'd have a name for it in the Bowser fight section. Ask Mister Wu. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:36, 9 January 2019 (EST)
I think it's a stretch to rope the two iron balls from Super Mario World and Super Mario 64 as "Big Steely". It's as ridiculous as saying every cannon ball is a big steely, IMO. Mario Green.pngKaBoom! 17:42, 9 January 2019 (EST)
If the JP name generically calls the SMW obstacle an iron ball, then they're all generic iron balls that fall and roll around. That would answer this. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:45, 9 January 2019 (EST)
Just as generic subject? Is it mentioned on the Super Mario Manga Advantures page? Here. I'm still learning Japanese letters. --Yoshi ski.png FanOfYoshi DrFreezegood SMW2.png 12:07, 10 January 2019 (EST)
Ask Mister Wu or LinkTheLefty. I don't read Hirigana or Katakana. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:05, 10 January 2019 (EST)
OK, results are in. Both generic, both the same. They're the same thing. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:19, 17 January 2019 (EST)
Should the article be renamed to "iron ball" (its most common name) to match? "Big Steely" now gives the false impression that there's a normal-sized thing called a "Steely". LinkTheLefty (talk) 08:38, 18 January 2019 (EST)