Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bowser from Super Mario Bros. 11-17-09

This entry will be about the villainous Bowser aka King Koopa from the Super Mario Bros. series.

Bowser made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment system. Bowser is a giant firebreathing turtle who threatens the peaceful Mushroom Kingdom and is the nemesis of the main character, Mario. The scales, claws and horns make him almost dragon-like, but the spiked shell reminds us that he is a turtle-type creature. The spiked bracelets were added to make him seem more of a threatening villain.

In the Super Smash Bros. series of games, Bowser has the ability to transform into a more monstrous version called Giga Bowser. His horns become larger and more curved, the spikes on his shell become more pronounced, and his tail grows spikes, much like a stegosaurus(shown below).

There also exists a giant turtle monster known as Gamera, who has had a series of movies in Japan. This monster, who made its debut in 1965("Gamera"), may have inspired the creation of Bowser.

Works Cited

"Gamera -." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamera].

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