Tail Bowser

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Tail Bowser
M&SATSOWG Fake Bowser.png
A Tail Bowser chasing Bowser, Bowser Jr., Dr. Eggman, and Mario in Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (cameo) (2015)
Variant of Fake Bowser

A Tail Bowser[1] is a fake Bowser powered by a Super Leaf. They first appear in Super Mario 3D Land as bosses.

A Tail Bowser appears as a boss in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, specifically in Mario's Figure Skating Spectacular. The appearances of the stage and its boss are based on Super Mario 3D Land. The Tail Bowser chases the team across a giant collapsing bridge, spitting fireballs at them. The team must hit four buttons at the same time to cause the Tail Bowser to fall into lava, where it turns into a Goomba and a Super Leaf.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しっぽクッパ[2]
Shippo Kuppa
Tail Koopa


  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide. Pages 28 and 76.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 180.