Koopa from Super Mario Galaxy
|First game||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
Koopas are a species of several types of turtles from Koopa Kingdom, enemies and even sometimes allies of Mario. In the Mario series that first appeared in the game Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System. They will either appear as red, or green but in other versions of the game there was -blue (underground), yellow or purple, with green and red being the most common overall. The green ones will always fall off the ledge if there is one, while the red ones will stay on the platform they are on and are most aggressive. In most games, Koopa Troopas will sometimes grow wings and turn into Koopa Paratroopas. Also King Bowser Koopa is Classified as part of the Koopa species. As the number of Mario games continued to increase so did the variety for types of Koopas.
After Super Mario Bros., they appeared in the game Super Mario Bros. 3 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the game, they did exactly what they did before, except there was a wide variety of Koopa Troopa species, such as a garganteaun one, and a Dry Bones.
Soon after Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. This was the first game to have the Koopa Troopas walk on two legs, instead of there usual four. Stepping on them will reveal a Beach Koopa. The four legs never appeared again in a game, until the remakes of the classics, and in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, but as a Troopea, a Beanbean Kingdom version of the Koopa Troopa. The Super Mario Galaxy games also have the Koopas walking on four legs.
As a character
Super Mario Brothers
Bowser the boss at the end of the final level was a Koopa.
Super Mario Kart
In Super Mario Kart, it was amongst the eight playable racers. Its special item was a green shell.
Kooper, a blue-shelled Koopa, is an ally to Mario in this game.
Mario Party 4
In the GameCube, they appeared in Mario Party 4, where it once again appeared as a playable character, but only in the Volley Folley minigame, after you beat it. They also hosted the board, Koopa's Seaside Soiree
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
In Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, it was a playable character, as one would be able to golf with it.
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼
Species of Koopas
- Koopa Troopa
- Bombshell Koopa
- Hammer Bro
- Boomerang Bro
- Fire Bro
- Sledge Bro.
- Sumo Bro.
- Chargin' Chuck
- Big Koopa Troopa
- Super Koopa
- Dry Bones
- Electro Koopa
- Boom Boom
- Pom Pom
- Koopa Kid
- Later Koopas in the Mario series have noses resembling early whatnots from The Muppet Show, but their beaks are more bulge than these kinds of species.
|Notable Koopas||Bowser • Bowser Jr. • Dry Bowser • Hookbill the Koopa • Iggy Koopa • Jr. Troopa • Kamek • Kammy Koopa • Koopa Bros. • Koopa the Quick • Kooper • Koopie Koo • Koopley • Koops • Kroop • Kylie Koopa • Larry Koopa • Lemmy Koopa • Ludwig von Koopa • Morton Koopa Jr. • Roy Koopa • Wendy O. Koopa|
|Koopa Troopa Species||Ankoopa • Boomerang Bros. • Dry Bones • Fire Bro. • Hammer Bro. • Koopa Troopa • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopatrol • K.P. Koopa • Lakitu • Magikoopa • Shady Koopa • Super Dry Bones|
|Major villains||Donkey Kong | Bowser | Foreman Spike | Wart | Ludwig von Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Wendy O. Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Larry Koopa | Tatanga | Virus | Wario | Kamek | Baby Bowser | Smithy | Big Bob-omb | Waluigi | King Boo | Shadow Mario | Petey Piranha | Bowser Jr. | Cackletta | Fawful | Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Queen | Princess Shroob | Count Bleck | Dimentio | Pom Pom | Boom Boom|
|Minor villains||Blooper | Bob-omb | Boo | Bullet Bill | Buzzy Beetle | Chain Chomp | Cheep Cheep | Dry Bones | Goomba | Hammer Bros. | Koopa Paratroopa | Koopa Troopa | Lakitu | Magikoopa | Monty Mole | Ninji | Piranha Plant | Pokey | Shroob | Shy Guy | Snifit | Spiny | Thwomp | Whomp | Wiggler|