The Koopalings (better known as the Koopa Kids) are seven minions of Bowser, found in Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Hotel Mario, Mario is Missing!, Yoshi's Safari, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, and Mario Kart 8.
The Koopalings are listed below in order from what is possibly, but not confirmed, to be their birth orders from youngest to oldest:
- Larry Koopa - 3 years old
- Morton Koopa Jr. - 5 years old
- Wendy O. Koopa - 7 years old
- Roy Koopa - 8 years old
- Lemmy Koopa - 9 years old
- Ludwig von Koopa 11 years old
- Iggy Koopa - 6 years old
If there is something ambiguous about the Koopalings is their birth order. According to the Player's Guide for Super Mario Bros. 3, Larry is stated to be the youngest of the group, while Ludwig is said to be the eldest. As Larry is the first Koopaling of the game, while Ludwig is the last, it is strongly implied that all seven Koopalings are fought in order from youngest to oldest: Larry Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr, Wendy O. Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa. However,the birth order for the five middle children has never been officially confirmed. The release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii made even more confusion about their birth order. Morton is supposedly the second youngest Koopaling. However, he is very large in size and has a low-pitched voice, making him appear like one of the oldest Koopalings. As of now, however, the true birth order of the Koopalings remains to be seen.
In the Super Mario Bros. 3 Cartoon, an alternate birth order was used. Bully (Roy Koopa) is regarded as the eldest, while Hip and Hop (Lemmy and Iggy Koopa) are six-years-old twins, as well as the youngest. However, the cartoons are considered non-canonical.
Mario would encounter and battle a Koopaling every time he ventured through a heavily guarded airship. The battle against the Koopaling would consist mostly of dodging the Koopalings leaps and magical blasts from their stolen scepter (or in Lemmy and Wendy case shoot magic balls and rings). It would only take three jumps on the head in order to defeat a Koopaling or use several fireballs. Once defeated, a Koopaling would retreat into their shell, fly to an unknown place (possibly Dark Land) and drop their scepter.
In Super Mario World the Koopalings aid Bowser in his attack on Dinosaur Land. Each Koopaling was charged with guarding a fortress on each of Dinosaur Land's areas.
After traveling through a Koopaling fortress, Mario would battle a Koopaling, who would need to be bashed on the head repeatedly to be defeated. After a Koopaling was defeated, a captured Yoshi would be rescued and the path to a new area would be opened.
For some reason, (maybe due to sprite limitations) the Koopalings' in-game sprites have alternate color schemes.
In Yoshi's Safari, the Koopalings once again aid Bowser in the conquest of a kingdom, this time the target is Jewlery Land. In this game, the Koopalings attack Mario by using weaponry built by Iggy. It would take various shots from Mario's Super Scope to beat a Koopaling, thus forcing him/her to hold up "the white flag of defeat".
After several years absence, the Koopalings made a return appearance in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. In this game, the Koopalings appear as bosses in Bowser's Castle, which had been hijacked by Bowletta and was currently attacking Beanbean Castle Town.
In Bowser's Castle, Mario and Luigi would fight a Koopaling in their room, usually needing to complete some sort of challenge in order to battle them. They appeared in the same order as in Super Mario World (Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, Ludwig, Roy, Wendy and Larry), and none of them had any dialogue.
Also, each Koopaling after Ludwig, Roy being the first used a Time Bomb in battle. If the Mario Bros. failed to defeat them in 9 turns, the Bomb's timer would reach zero and it would explode, causing Mario and Luigi to lose the battle.Kamek will appear and add a new element to the battle, such as replacing the floor of Larry's room with one that shifts up and down, or giving Lemmy an even larger ball than before.
Additionally, Iggy is now taller and skinnier than before, and his hair is now green and changed in shape (these changes were most likely done to make it easier to tell him apart from Lemmy). Likewise, Lemmy has obtained a blonde ponytail, and Larry has lost 2 of his four fangs. Morton also appears to be much larger than he was before, as he is now even bigger than Roy (the size comparison between the two can be seen in the game's intro, where the Koopalings kidnap Peach). The shell colors of the Koopalings have also been changed. Larry's shell is now light blue instead of green, Ludwig's shell is now dark blue instead of green, Roy's shell is now purple instead of pink, Morton's shell is now black instead of gray, Lemmy's shell is now orange instead of green, and Iggy's shell is now a lighter shade of green to match his new hair color (and to contrast the color of Bowser Jr.'s shell). Wendy O. is the only one who appears to have the same shell color as before (pink) and has barely any changes. The Koopalings are given voices as well.
They are the main villains of the game. They kidnap Peach with the Koopa Clown Car.
Roy's battle is similar to his battle in Super Mario World, but he does not go upside down at all. He is the boss of World 1.
Iggy's battle is similar to his battles in New Super Mario Bros Wii, but the Chain Chomp does not grow large. Sand comes up when the Chain Chomp is about to appear. He is the boss of World 2.
Larry's battle has platforms that move up and down. The magic moves around, like what Wendy does with it. He is the boss of World Mushroom.
Wendy's battle is similar to her battles in New Super Mario Bros Wii. She whistles and Cheep Cheeps appear. She does not use her wand in the battle. She is the boss of World 3.
Morton's battle consists of Morton creating spiky balls with his wand. He comes out of a pipe, attempting to paralyze Mario. He is the boss of World 4.
Lemmy's Battle is similar to his battles in New Super Mario Bros Wii, but the icy platform has been replaced with a confabelt and his ball does not grow bigger. He is the boss of World Flower.
Ludwig's battle consists of him hanging on chains. Mario must shoot up to where is and make him fall down. He is the boss of World 5.
They have there own airships. But before the game was released, Miyamoto didn't agree that they were Bowser's children. But they were actually adopted according to the ending.
Lemmy's battle is hilarious. All he does is throw bombs that are made with rubber materials. In his airship, it is like a circus tent with circus windows. He is the boss of Acorn Plains .
Morton's battle is a little tricky. All he does is knock down the big pokey with his hammer and comes after you. In his airship, it is like the ancient ruins with ancient windows. He is the boss of Layer-Cake Desert .
Larry's battle is okay. All he does is shoot magic beams with his scepter while the waterspouts appear during the battle. In his airship, it is like a pirate ship with circle windows. He is the boss of Sparkling Waters .
Wendy's battle is weird. All she does is skate and use her bracelets to cause rings to appear and make the icycles drop. In her airship, it is like a beauty parlor with heart windows. She is the boss of Frosted Glacier .
Iggy's battle is bizarre. All he does is run through pipes and use his scepter to make Magmaarghs appear. In his airship, it is like a base with red stained regtangle windows. He is the boss of Soda Jungle .
Roy's battle is fun. All he does is use his bullet bill bazooka to shoot bullet bills while platforms appear. Unlike the other Koopalings, his fight takes place above the airship along with Ludwig's. He is the boss of Rock-Candy Mines .Ludwig's battle is unique. All he does is leviate, duplicate, and use his scepter. Unlike the other Koopalings, his fight takes place above the airship along with Roy's. He is the boss of Meringue Clouds .
The Koopalings have been confirmed to be playable characters in Mario Kart 8 in February 2014's Nintendo Direct. This will also be their first appearence as playable characters.
The Koopalings appeared in the non-canonical Hotel Mario. This was their last appearance of the Koopalings for several years. Six of them got their own hotel, while Iggy was in Bowser's hotel. However, they were defeated in the end.
Mario is MissingEdit
In Mario is Missing!, the Koopalings travel to with Bowser to aid him in his plan to melt Antarctica, thereby flooding the Earth. A Koopaling would guard the corridor of Bowser's fortress and battle Luigi, who was searching for his missing brother. All it would take are a few bops on the head to defeat a Koopaling in Mario is Missing!.
In the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Mario is Missing!, only Ludwig, Roy and Iggy Koopa appear; in the PC version of the game, Lemmy and Morton Koopa Jr. are the only ones not appearing, though they are mentioned in the game's manual.(Lemmy is said to play in the snow during the events of the game.) Also in the PC version, instead of stomping the Koopalings, Luigi defeats them with a single blast from a Fire Flower that he gains after locking each door on a floor.