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Bowser, also known as King Koopa, is the unquestioned ruler of the Koopa Troop, and arch-enemy of Mario. Bowser's lifelong goal has been to take over the Mushroom Kingdom, sometimes even the entire universe, and he almost always attempts to do so by capturing Princess Peach, who he does not destroy due to the fact that he developed a huge crush on her. Instead, he seeks to put an end to Mario, who is mainly the one foiling his plans. Once Peach is taken out of power, he wreaks havoc across the kingdom, only to eventually be thwarted by Mario and his friends. He also has a son named Bowser Jr., and seven minions called the Koopalings.

Game appearances

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Bowser appears in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games as a power type character. He is the strongest character with a high level of stamina. Bowser does excellently in events such as the Hammer Throw or any events dealing with strength. His stats are as follows:

Name Skill Type Stats Flag
Bowser Power Bowser-stats MyS emblem Bowser

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Radical Highway2

Bowser and Dr. Eggman snowboarding down Radical Highway.

Bowser appears later in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. However, he is not alone this time, as his son Bowser Jr. joins him in the competition. In the Nintendo DS version's Adventure Tours, Bowser teams up with Dr. Eggman to stop the Winter Olympics and make their own games by melting all the snow and kidnapping the Snow Spirits.

In the Wii version, like all characters, once the player earns 5 gold medals or 1st place medals with Bowser, a Bowser costume appears in the Boutique for 300 star tokens.

Icon Name Ability Type Wii Stats DS Stats Special Emblem
Bowsericon Bowser Power Bowser-Wii-Stats Bowser-DS-Stats
  • Flame Dash
  • Spinning Shell (DS only)
  • Mega Flame Shot
  • Bowser Special
Bowser flag

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Bowser appeared in the sequel of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, called Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, once again playing a significant role in the Nintendo 3DS version of the game as he teams up with Dr. Eggman once more.[1]

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Bowser made an appearance in the Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He is classified as a power type athlete.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Bowser returns again as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the Nintendo 3DS version, Bowser is playable only in Golf and Boxing. Similar to the previous installments, Bowser's highest stat is his power.

Along with every other playable character from the past installments, Bowser is playable in every event in the Wii U version of the game.

Bowser is also playable in the Arcade version of the game, where he is a Power character.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Bowser will appear as one of the playable characters.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Bowser is the biggest and heaviest fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Though he is slow, he has some powerful smash attacks that makes up for it.

Bowser also appears in the game as one of the trophies and several Stickers.

Trophy
Name Image Game Description
Bowser TrBowser
  • NES - Super Mario Bros.
  • GCN - Super Mario Sunshine
The king of the Koopas and Mario's eternal rival. He breathes fire, hurls hammers, attacks from vehicles like the Koopa Clown Car, and uses all sorts of weapons in hopes of taking out Mario. As his size suggests, he's immensely powerful. His son Bowser Jr. is a chip off the old block who spends his time creating trouble for Mario.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Bowser appears as a returning playable character.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Bowser reappears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Trivia

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