|| King Koopa, King Bowser
| First appearance
|| Super Mario Bros. (1985, NES)
| Latest Appearance
|| Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (2019, Nintendo Switch)
| Created by
|| Shigeru Miyamoto
| Voiced by
Bowser (also known as King Koopa, Bowser Sr., or King Bowser) is the main antagonist in the Mario series as well as the main antagonist in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. He constantly kidnaps Princess Peach.
Bowser is mostly yellow and orange in color. He wears a large, spiky, green Koopa shell and has two horns on his head. We wears spiky bracelets on his wrists.
Bowser appears only three times total in the games.
Bowser has three attacks.
- One is where Bowser will attempt to breathe fire at Mario
- The Second is where if Mario is far enough away, Bowser will start dashing toward Mario.
- Finally, Bowser may sometimes attempt to stomp on Mario.
Bowser encountering Mario.
Bowser: "Tough luck, Mario! Princess Toadstool isn't here...Bwa ha ha!! Go ahead..just try to grab me by the tail!"
Bowser: "You'll never be able to swing ME around! A wimp like you won't throw me out of here! Never! Ha!"
Bowser in the Nintendo DS remake.
Bowser's upgraded graphics.
Bowser still looking at Mario.
Bowser knowing Mario is behind him.
Bowser takes a deep breath and...
As Bowser said earlier, Mario can grab him by the tail and...
The player can do this by keeping the punch-button pressed and rotating the control pad. Once Bowser is aligned with a bomb and has enough velocity, release the punch-button to throw him.
Bowser facing Mario a second time.
Bowser confronts Mario one last time!
Bowser: "Mario! You again! Well that's just fine..I've been looking for something to fry with my fire breath!"
Bowser: "Your Star Power is useless against me! Your friends are all trapped within the walls..."
Bowser: "And you'll never see the Princess again! Bwa ha ha ha!"
Bowser about to attack Mario.
The transforming paintingEdit
Occasionally paintings of Bowser can be found in the castle.
Some of them start out as Peach paintings which transform into Bowser when Mario approaches them, while others stay the way they are.
The Bowser painting at the end of the hallway leading to the third and final Bowser level.