A False Bowser's artwork from Super Mario Bros.
|First Game||Super Mario Bros.|
|Appearances||Super Mario Bros.|
Super Mario 3D Land Super Mario 3D World
|Location||Worlds 1-7 (for both Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 3D Land|
|Alternative Form(s)||Different enemies disguised as Bowser.|
|Attacks||Stomp, Fire Breath|
False Bowsers are enemies that are disguised as Bowser in the game Super Mario Bros. Mario or Luigi has to fight seven of them (one in each castle). If Mario or Luigi shoots fireballs at them, it will reveal that they are enemies in disguises. The real Bowser is found in World 8 in Super Mario Bros. Additionally, the idea of King Boo using a Bowser decoy in Luigi's Mansion during the final battle may be loosely (or distinctly) based on the False Bowsers. In Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, they make an appearance as well.
False Bowsers also appear in Super Mario 3D Land. Once Mario hits the button at the end of the bridge, False Bowser gets dunked into the lava and shows that it was an enemy, depending on which world the player is in when he or she defeats him, with a Tanooki tail disguised as Bowser. False Bowsers are almost identical to the normal bowser, but in Super Mario 3D Land, They can be identified because they have Tanooki tails. The enemies use Tanooki leafs to disguise themselves.
False Bowser has reappeared numerous times in other games as well.
- World 1: Goomba
- World 2: Koopa
- World 3: Buzzy Beetle
- World 4: Spiny
- World 5: Lakitu
- World 6: Blooper
- World 7: Hammer Bro.
|Characters in Super Mario Bros.|
|Heroes and Supporting||Mario • Luigi • Princess Toadstool • Mushroom Retainer|
|Enemies||Blooper • Bullet Bill • Buzzy Beetle • Cheep-Cheep • Firebar • Goomba • Hammer Bro. • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Lakitu • Piranha Plant • Podoboo • Spiny|
|Bosses||False Bowser • Bowser|