|Game(s)||Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii|
Another Super Mario Bros. Wii
|First appearance||(Wii) Creepcrack Castle|
|Final appearance||(Wii) Toxic Fortress|
|Related enemies||Big Ice Thwomp|
Big Thwomps resemble regular Thwomps aside from their size. They're dark gray rectangular stone blocks with several lighter gray spikes protruding out of their sides. On their front is a perpetually angry face with two small white eyes with red pupils surrounded by black circles under a sort of unibrow and a large block-toothed mouth. When passive, their eyes and mouth are closed, though when attacking, their eyes and mouth are largely opened.
Big Thwomps behave near identically to regular Thwomps. They patiently await, stationary on ceilings. When the player passes under them, they'll begin to crash downward, giving the player some time to escape before they hit the ground. Unlike regular Thwomps, any breakable blocks found on their path will be destroyed. Upon hitting the ground, Big Thwomps will slowly rise up back to the ceiling, unable to strike down while doing so. Contact on any side of a Thwomp will hurt the player.
Big Thwomps cannot be defeated by fireballs from a Fire Flower, iceballs from an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit, or hammers from a Hammer Suit. They can, however, be defeated by contact with a player under the effects of a Super Star.
Due to their limited defeat methods, it is best to simply avoid contact and move on. To do so, the player can either bait the Big Thwomp's strike downward before pulling back, running under as it rises, or simply run as fast as they can beneath the Big Thwomp if it's high enough off the ground.
|Areas||Levels||Palm Beach • Yoshi Woods • Springwater Swamp • Growing Greenwood • Timber Tower • Fuzzy Canyon • Rainshed Pond • Tangle Temple • Switch Shift Grove • Creepcrack Castle • Derelict Airship|
|Other||Island Store • Challenge House A • Yellow Switch Palace • Yoshi House|
|Enemies||Enemies||Big Cheep Cheep • Big Fuzzy • Big Piranha Plant • Big Thwomp • Big Urchin • Cheep Cheep • Clampy • Climbing Koopa Troopa • Deep Cheep • Eep Cheep • Fire Piranha Plant • Fuzzy • Goomba • Hammer Bro • Huckit Crab • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Mechakoopa • Piranha Plant • Porcupuffer • River Piranha Plant • Thwomp • Urchin • Wiggler|
|Bosses||King Fuzzy • Iggy Koopa|
|Rubble Ruins / Soggy Sewers|
|Areas||Levels||Cactus Cove • Gushing Gutter • Dripdrop Drains • Cascade Chasm • Pipeline Tower • Barrelband Wilds • Urchin Seasands • Windworn Dunes • Searing Sands • Pillar Pass • Fossil Tunnel • Pyramid Castle • Sandship|
|Other||Dusty Drugstore • Challenge House B • Desert Music House|
|Enemies||Enemies||Angry Sun • Big Cheep Cheep • Big Dry Bones • Big Piranha Plant • Big Thwomp • Big Urchin • Big Venus Fire Trap • Bob-omb • Boomerang Bro • Buzzy Beetle • Cheep Cheep • Dry Bones • Fire Bro • Fire Snake • Goomba • Huckit Crab • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Mechakoopa • Muncher • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Sledge Bro • Spike • Spike Top • Spiny • Thwomp • Urchin • Venus Fire Trap|
|Bosses||King Thwomp • Roy Koopa|
|Areas||Levels||Swooper Cellar • Toxic Wigglershaft • Carapace Catacomb • Spine Springs • Toxic Fortress|
|Other||Challenge House H • Crystal Music House • The Red Switch Palace|
|Enemies||Enemies||Big Cheep Cheep • Big Fire Piranha Plant • Big Thwomp • Big Urchin • Big Wiggler • Buzzy Beetle • Dry Bones • Fire Piranha Plant • Koopa Paratroopa • Koopa Troopa • Mega Beetle • Micro Goomba • Piranha Plant • Swoop • Thwomp • Wiggler|