Shell Mario approaching a Cheep-Chomp in New Super Mario Bros.
|First game||New Super Mario Bros.|
Cheep-Chomps are giant purple Cheep-Cheeps that will try to eat the player. They appear in New Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Unless the player has in possession a Starman, the Cheep Chomp will KO its opponent if it manages to gobble them up. However, they can be easily dodged or defeated with a Fireball in hand.
The name of a Cheep-Chomp is probably influenced by the ground based Chain Chomp found in a multitude of Mario video games.