Mecha-Bowser is a large, mechanical incarnation of Bowser that has appeared in several Super Mario games, often serving as a boss character.
Mecha-Bowser's overall design varies from game to game, but in general it appears as an enormous robotic facsimile of the real Bowser, often piloted or controlled by another, smaller character, or even Bowser himself. Mecha-Bowser's mechanical nature is rarely subtle, having visible rivets, joints, pistons, and metal plates, sometimes shaking and rattling like an old gas-powered vehicle. Though not always as strong as Bowser himself, it still poses a threat when presented, wielding a flamethrower in its mouth along with other hidden weapons such as Bullet Bill launchers, lasers beams, and cannons.
Super Mario Sunshine
Mecha-Bowser first appears in Super Mario Sunshine where it is controlled by Shadow Mario (a.k.a. Bowser Jr.). Mecha-Bowser can be found inside of Pinna Park. Mario must use a roller coaster with F.L.U.D.D. and fire water at Mecha-Bowser when close by. Mario must be on the look for Bullet Bills attempting to attack Mario himself. Mecha-Bowser also spits fire on the roller coaster tracks. To defeat Mecha-Bowser, Mario must find water-powered rockets and fire them with F.L.U.D.D. at it.
Mario Tennis series
Mario Power Tennis
Mecha-Bowser reappears in Mario Power Tennis. In this game, Mecha-Bowser occasionally appears on the stage to tilt the course. It is also a boss in a minigame.
Mario Party series
Mario Party 5
Mario Party 7
Super Mario Galaxy
Mecha-Bowser reappears in Super Mario Galaxy as a toy robot in Toy Time Galaxy. However, Mecha-Bowser still is green, but has the blue coloration replacing the yellow. Mario can defeat the Mecha-Bowser by ground pounding through the rocks on its head and free the Gearmos inside of it. This boss battle is technically a mini-boss fight because there is no boss music playing when you fight it and nor is there a boss intro that starts the fight, similar to the Mandibug Stack.
- Mecha-Bowser is comparable to Bowser???, False Bowsers, King Boo's fake Bowser suit, and Bowser's Snow Statue in that these are all other enemies in disguise trying to use the abilities of Bowser.
|Characters||Protagonists||Mario • F.L.U.D.D. • Princess Peach • Toadsworth|
|Antagonists||Bowser • Bowser Jr./Shadow Mario|
|Other Characters||Il Piantissimo • Pianta • Noki • Noki Elder • Noki Elder's Grandson • Toad • Hotel Delfino Manager • Yoshis|
|Locations||Areas||Isle Delfino • Delfino Airstrip • Delfino Plaza • Bianco Hills • Ricco Harbor • Gelato Beach • Pinna Park • Sirena Beach • Noki Bay • Pianta Village • Corona Mountain|
|Other Areas||Windmill Village • Hotel Delfino|
|Bosses||Main Bosses||Bowser • Bowser Jr. • Shadow Mario • Petey Piranha • Gooper Blooper • Phantamanta • King Boo • Mecha Bowser • Eely Mouth • Wiggler|
|Minor Bosses||Polluted Piranha Plant • Plungelo • Monty Mole|
|Enemies||Enemies||Piranha Plant • Strollin' Stu • Boo/Red Boo • Bullet Bill • Electro Koopa • Snooze-a-Koopa|
|Miscellaneous||Items||Shine Sprite • 1-up Mushroom • Water Bottle • Fruit|
|Nozzles||Spray Nozzle • Hover Nozzle • Rocket Nozzle • Turbo Nozzle|
|Other||Fluff Festival • Watermelon Festival|