Bowser (character)

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Game series Mario
First game Super Mario Bros. (1985)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Designed by Yōichi Kotabe
Voiced by (English) Marc Graue (1994)
Scott Burns (2002–2010)
Eric Newsome (2007)
Kenny James (2007–present)
Harvey Atkin (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World)
Voiced by (Japanese) Naoki Tatsuta (BS Super Mario Collection)
Akiko Wada (Super Mario Bros.: The Great Mission to Rescue Princess Peach!)
Masaharu Satō (Amada Anime Series: Super Mario Bros.)
Live action actor(s) Christopher Collins/Patrick Pinney (King Koopa's Kool Kartoons)
Dennis Hopper (Super Mario Bros.)

Bowser is a video game character. He is the evil Koopa that takes over the Mushroom Kingdom. He has spikes on his back, breathes fire, and is bigger than normal koopas. He was ranked #1 in the Top 50 Video Game Villains of all-time list by the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2013.[1]

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Bowser's first appearance was in Super Mario Bros. as a final boss. The first seven castles had Bowsers, but they only look like him. Only the eighth Bowser is really him.

Bowser's kids, called the Koopalings, were bosses in Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. 2, and New Super Mario Bros. U. In Super Mario World, he appears in a clown car and throws Mecha Koopas.

When Mario moved to the Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Bowser was again the main bad guy. In the remake of this game, Super Mario 64 DS, he is fought as a boss three times.

He also appears in the Disney movie Wreck-It Ralph.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bowser Crowned 'Greatest Video Game Villain of All Time' in Poll for Guinness World Records 2013 Gamer's Edition". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2014-6-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "The Familiar Faces of Wreck-It Ralph". IGN. Retrieved 2014-6-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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