Mega Thwomp

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Not to be confused with Super Thwomp.
Not to be confused with Thwomp, which is sometimes named Mega Thwomp in The Legend of Zelda series.
Mega Thwomp
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A Mega Thwomp from New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Species origin Thwomp

Mega Thwomps, (aka Super Thwomps, Giant Thwomps, or Big Thwomps), are a variant of giant Thwomp that have made some appearances in the Mario franchise. Although their size varies between games, it is always shown that they are larger than the other Thwomps seen alongside them in the games. They also have the ability to smash through certain types of Brick Blocks and other blocks, something that their smaller counterparts are usually incapable of doing.

History

Super Mario series

New Super Mario Bros.

A Mega Thwomp in New Super Mario Bros..

In New Super Mario Bros., they act just like Thwomps as they will come down from the ceiling in an attempt to squish Mario; the only differences are that these enemies have the ability to smash through Brick Blocks and are larger in size. They also have the same weaknesses as their smaller counterparts, being able to be defeated by either a Starman, as Shell Mario, or as Mega Mario.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Mega Thwomps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii as well. However, they only appear in the World 1 Castle. They are not seen smashing through Brick Blocks; instead they are seen smashing through white tiles on the floor of the castle.

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Mega Thwomps return again in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They can be found in the World 1 Castle, and have the ability to smash through stone tiles on the floor once again. Mega Thwomps are also featured on course three of the Gold Rush Pack, one of the game's downloadable level packs for Coin Rush mode.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Two Mega Thwomps appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 in the Supermassive Galaxy. They are much larger and wider than normal Thwomps, and Mario can still wall jump up them just like the normal ones and also long jump to quickly pass them. There is a 1-Up Mushroom on top of one.

New Super Mario Bros. U

Mega Thwomps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. U, alongside ordinary Thwomps and Thwimps.

Mario Kart Wii

A Mega Thwomp makes a cameo in the battle course Thwomp Desert of Mario Kart Wii, where one pounds the ground creating earthquakes. This Thwomp can also smash racers if they drive too close while it slams the ground.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でかドッスン
Dekadossun
Huge Thwomp

Trivia

The large Thwomp from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
The gigantic Thwomp, from Super Princess Peach.

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