Iggy Koopa

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Iggy Koopa

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Game Series Mario series
First Appearance Super Mario Bros. 3, 1990
Alias: Hop Koopa
Trademark: rainbow hair and swirly eye glasses

Iggy is one of the Koopalings. He wears glasses and has rainbow hair. Iggy gets his name from the punk rocker Iggy Pop.

In Super Mario Bros. 3 Iggy steals a magical wand from the king of Giant Land and transforms him into a dinosaur (in remakes, he's Donkey Kong Jr., Mario's enemy from the game of the same name). Mario faces Iggy after the defeat of Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy's sister. Mario does away with this looney koopa and reverts the king to his normal self.

In Super Mario World, Iggy is the first boss Mario must face. He has set up shop over on Yoshi's Island. The fight takes place upon a platform suspended in the middle (like a sewsaw) over a pit of lava. To defeat this crazy koopa Mario must knock Iggy off the platform and into the lava below. After Iggy's defeat Mario destroys his castle by blowing it up with dynamite.

Iggy keeps his placement as the first Koopaling Mario must face in Mario & Luigi: Superstar saga. This time, however, he is not alone. Mario has brought his brother, Luigi, to help. Iggy disorients the Bros. Mario by spinning around them at top speed. This confusion causes the controls to be switched around. Mario and Luigi then must avoid flames on their way to where Iggy has stopped. Iggy attacks by shooting fireballs at the brothers which can be deflected back at him.

Iggy Koopa is the boss of World 5 in New Super Mario Bros Wii. He is faced twice in World 5. He fights alone in the fortress, but in the castle, Iggy has a Chain Chomp backing him up. Both times, Iggy will shoot green energy balls out of his magic wand. It should also be noted that in this game, Iggy is taller, thinner, and his hair is now green instead of rainbow.

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Iggy's Main Appearances[edit | edit source]

Iggy appearing in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Iggy's Other Appearance[edit | edit source]

In Type A mode of the Super Scope Six game LazerBlazer Iggy sometimes rides a missile through the screen.

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