This is a list of enemies from New Super Mario Bros. 3: Bowser Returns.

Enemy Strategy
Goomba This enemy is easy to defeat. Just stomp on him once and he is defeated.
Paragoomba This Paragoomba can fly, but still jumps off cliffs. Stomp on him, and he becomes a normal Goomba.
Armored Goomba Stomp on this baddie twice, and he is defeated. Fireballs have no use on him. He lives in World 7 and airships.
Tower Armored Goomba These act exactly like Armored Goombas, but live in towers.
Goomba Rider Launch some fireballs at the Goomba Rider, and it is defeated. If you don't have a Fire Flower, just stomp on the little Goomba on top, then the bottom.

Koopa Troopa

Stomp on this Koopa, and it will retreat back into its shell. Kick the shell, and it will fly across the stage.

Red Koopa

The Red Koopa patrols a single area and does not fall off ledges. Other then that, there is no differences then a normal Koopa.
Koopa Paratroopa The Paratroopa flys though the skies in an up and down pattern.
Red Paratroopa This Paratroopa flys in a left to right pattern.
Dry Bones Dry Bones knows no life. He has no life. But he keeps coming back to life. Stomp on this guy, he comes back. Fireball? Not a chance. The only way to destroy him permantly is a Super Star or an Ice Flower. He lives in towers, airships, Bowser's castle, and World 7.
Boo The Boo chases you. Look it in the eye, and it stops completly. This coward appears in Ghost Houses along with Dry Bones. Speaking of Dry Bones, here's our next enemy.
Dry Rider The Dry Rider appears at Ghost Houses late in the game. A Dry Bones on a Boo. The Boo protects the Dry Bones, but if you look at the Boo or stomp on the Dry Bones, the Dry Bones fall though the Boo.
Armored Boo

This Boo isn't afraid of you. He won't stop for anything. You know what that means? RUN!!!

Piranha Plant This guy lives in pipes. If you jump on him, it dosn't work. It works on you instead. Somehow however, when you go though the pipe, both come unharmed. Strange, isn't it?
Venus Fire Trap Who threw the Fire Flower in the pipe?!
Spike Piranha Plant This guy slams his head on you. SLAMS. HIS. HEAD. ON. YOU.
Black Spike Piranha Plant More spikes. More smashing. More deadly.
Shy Guy What lays under his mask? One may never know... Just stomp on this guy once.

Stupid Blooper. He ALWAYS shoots out of the pipes and kills you! Launch a fireball at him.

Bullet Bill It comes from missile launchers and shoots though the skies slowly. Not a problem.
Banzai Bill This one's bigger then the Bullet Bill, but still not THAT big...
King Bill Er... Yeah... Um... You may wanna run now.
Bob-Omb Yes, the Bob-Omb explodes right in your face. Nothing you can do about that. Maybe throw it away...?
Buzzy Beetle This beetle lives in the underground. Fireballs don't work. Instead, stomp on it and throw the shell.
Big Beetle Ever wanted to ride a Buzzy Beetle? Now you can.
Chain Chomp Need a ride? Well this guy won't offer one. When he lunges at you, jump out of the way!
Big Bob-Omb This guy means business. And business he will get! Launch a fireball at him, then get as far away from him as possible.
Cheep-Cheep These pesky fish fly out of the water at you. If your in the water, they are rather passive to you.
Spiny These guys hatch from an egg, and run right to you. But you don't want these guys, right? Well do a carefully timed Tail Whip in your Raccoon Suit.
Octoomba These cosmic villains shoot red stars at you. You'll be seein' stars!
Monty Mole

IT'S THE LORAX!!! What? It's not?! Oh, sorry. Just stomp on them when they burst out of the floor.

Monty Gunner He shoots Bullet Bills at you! Stomp on this guy, and YOU get to shoot five Bills at enemies!
Hammer Bro. The Bros. are back! This one shoots hammers in a high arc. Stand near him, and you'll be safe. I guess it really is true. Keep your friends close. Keep you enemies closer. Let your friends get hit by hammers.
Boomerang Bro. This Bro. shoots boomerangs, so the old tactic won't work. Instead, have the high ground, then jump on him.
Fire Bro. Hammer Bro. with a Fire Flower. Simple as that.
Sledge Bro. When he jumps and lands, it moves the ground! Jump when he lands. Land when he jumps. Stomp when you can.
Wiggler These guys are happy. Don't jump on them.
Angry Wiggler I TOLD YOU NOT TO- *Sigh* Ok, what now? Avoid them. Or shoot fireballs at them. Whatever helps you sleep at night.
Whomp These guys fall over you. I'm serious. They fall over on you.
Virus Never expected to see these guys in a game! Just stomp on them.
Thwomp The Thwomp resides in towers and Bowser's castle. They drop down on you, and those spikes don't help you. Secretly, the REAL reason they drop down is because one of the spikes on them has an itch.
Sniffle Thwomp These guys won't fall on you. Instead, their dripping nose does the job for them, making any surface they hit
Mecha-Koopa A single stomp or a fireball will defeat this robot.

Birdo launches eggs at you. Throw the eggs back! I don't want your dang eggs, what am I supposed to do with these?!

Kritter The Kritter charge right towards you. Get out of the way!
Ice Kritter If these guys touch you, you get freezed.
Flying Kritter This enemy can fly though the air, rivaling the Raccoon Suit's flight.
Shoe Goomba This guy jumps into a shoe and bounces everywhere! Stomp on it, and it is gone.
Boom Troopa The Boom Troopa runs at you with it's bomb fuse ablaze. Is it sad that it will blow up? Is it happy that is it is going to blow you up?
Fly Guy These are Shy Guys who fly.
Podoboo Podoboos jump out of lava, usually in World 7 and Bowser's Castle.
Mr. I The I returns! Jump over him again and again, and he will get dizzy and turn into lots of coins.
Broozer This guy charges at you in Ghost Houses, bursting though walls.
Bully These guys push you into lava! These people really are bullies!
Spiked Goomba These can only be defeat with a Tail Whip or fireball.
Boom Goom The Boom Goom walks towards you in glee... Run!
Koopa Walker The Koopa Walker patrols an area. Stomp on it once, because fireballs do not work.
Magikoopa These Magikoopas shoot spells at you and teleport. Sheesh, these are tricky enemies!
Parabones These enemies fly towards you. If you stomp on them, they can serve as stepping stones that only work once.
Whimp These block your way, so just jump over them.
Mutant Koopa These were Lakitus mutated by Kamek for fun. They shoot Banzai Bills at you.
Swooper These pests reside in Ghost Houses and swoop down at you.
Boom Boom These angry Koopas throw shuriken, stomp around, and spin in their shells. Bedtime for you, Boom Boom!
Mega Goomba Wall-Jump up the sides of the arena and stomp on this monster two times.
Larry Koopa The first Koopaling, he will try to defeat you by any cost. Check out the game artical and look for the Bosses tab for more information.
Petey Piranha Same as Larry.
Wendy O. Koopa The second Koopaling, she tries to stop you.
King Boo You must defeat King Boo in the arena!
Iggy Koopa Iggy is the third Koopaling.
Reznor Reznor returns once again!

Lemmy Koopa

Lemmy fights you on a ball. He is the fourth Koopaling.
Major Burrows I hate him. I hate! Hate! Hate! HAAAAAATE!!!!!!!!
Roy Koopa The fifth Koopaling will tackle you back to World -1!
Bowser Jr. Jr. takes control of the Koopa Clown Car once again.
Ludwig Von Koopa Ludwig will wait for Mecha Mario in World 6.
Morton Koopa Jr. Morton will wait for Mario in World 6.
Metal Mario Not a robot.
Bowser Bowser is back and ready to rumble with the Mario Bros.!
Mecha Mario Your in for one rough ride!
Mecha Mario MKII Do it again.
Dry Bowser The undead Koopa King has a bone to pick with you. Get it? Bone? Dry Bowser? *Sighhhh*
Dino Piranha Dino is back!
Koopa the Quick

Sonic vs. Metal Sonic

Mario vs. Koopa the Quick

And they both end at the same spot of the text.


Goomboss Goomboss can never catch a break...
Cosmic Clone These Cosmic Clones follow your every move...
Mecha Luigi The Mecha Bros.