Top 25 Mario Enemies

19. Koopalings

Nabbing Princess Peach and conquering the Mushroom Kingdom is hard work, so we're not sure where Bowser found the time to father seven kids. Somehow, the spiky shelled one got busy and delivered Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., Lemmy Koopa, Roy Koopa, and Ludwig von Koopa, all of which appear as bosses in Super Mario Bros. 3. Rumor has it that Nintendo named them after musicians and were designed by different members of the team.

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  • dunamisdave on 10/7/2008 6:51 pm

    Have we all forgotten Smithy, the 45 minute boss battle (30 if you're good)? Or the battle in SMRPG with Culex? Or any of the other exceedingly difficult bosses in SMRPG? How about Birdo?

  • pawz242424 on 10/7/2008 6:02 pm

    bowser always pisses me off when i play damn but i guess we all couldent play a game if there wasent a villan WE ALL LOVE MARIO AND LUIGI

  • libenyc on 10/7/2008 5:56 pm

    @omeganick46 -- If it wasn't Bowser someone would complain that he wasn't first. Who would you put at No. 1 instead?

  • omeganick46 on 10/7/2008 4:18 pm

    Wow Bowser? BIG FREAKING SURPRISE! Seriously why even bother typing this up : /

  • asilver14 on 10/7/2008 2:20 pm

    I'm surprised that they didn't mention the super mario brothers movie.

  • cashcarstar983 on 10/7/2008 12:50 pm

    Yeah, an Goombas also appeared in Link's awakening as well. If you want to get really techinical, the lines of fire that circled around the screens in Bowser's castles in Mario 1, 3 and World also were in Zelda games. Heck, even Link made a cameo in Mario RPG.

  • brandonklogan on 10/7/2008 12:43 pm

    Yeah, the author was wrong about mario characters crossing over into Zelda games. There were several, including such characters as goombas, piranha plants, cheep cheeps and chain chomps. These were in Link's Awakening.

  • jsage1421 on 10/6/2008 11:13 pm

    I always wondered why Morton Koopa was a Jr. Is Bowser's name actually Morton Koopa, but he goes by Bowser, his middle name?

  • ssg86fl on 10/6/2008 6:32 pm

    i'm guessing whoever made this list never even played mario rpg.

  • jbetten330 on 10/6/2008 4:30 pm

    My favorite is the cool Bowser