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@Marcola (2776)
United States
July 23, 2008 1:17pm CST
Back when this game first came out, Bowser wasn't known as Bowser back then. Instead, he was called King Koopa or King of the Koopas. Now I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that's what he was called in the instruction manual. Another interesting fact: Mario used to be known as JumpMan in the original Donkey Kong.
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
23 Jul 08
I remember that. I also remember when they had the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, they just called him King Koopa. It was confusing for a second. I think in the manuel, he was called Bowser, King of the Koopa or something like that. Interesting about the JumpMan name in the original Donkey Kong. I'm assuming the Atari 2600 version because I don't think he was called Mario there.
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Really? I didn't think he was called Bowser in the manual. I guess I'd have to double check. I remember seeing the Super Mario Bros. Super Show a couple of times and I see it's on DVD now.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Yeah I'm pretty sure on that. I saw they got that on DVD. I believe they also got the other Mario series's out on DVD as well. It is strange though that he had two different names at first but I think now he's been accepted as Bowser and that's it.
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@zekashis (27)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
Ah, the bridge, long time no see. We used to call him King Koopa too, but adapted when Super Smash came out. XD
@Desmont (80)
• United States
23 Apr 09
That are true, and I don't really know why they changed Koopa's name to Bowser...
@jsmith12 (438)
• Canada
24 Sep 08
Yeah, I knew that. Which I suppose shows my age. I remember playing these games.
@meldilla (79)
• United States
24 Sep 08
i knew that i still call him king koopas
@shwanks (145)
• United States
19 Sep 08
i know that theres an Iggy Koopa in Mario Bros, could you be thinking of that? hes the little turtle dude you gotta throw off the tipsy island thing into the lava in one of the first levels of the game.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
3 Aug 08
Those are very interest facts,and I think I kind of remember Bowser being called King Koopa back when the game first came out,but I am not completely sure,but I do know that Bowser just sounds better if you ask me,and I would have never guessed that Mario used to be known as JumpMan in the original Donkey Kong,but Mario sounds one hundred times better.
23 Jul 08
Thats not something I knew before its crazy the little snipets of information you can pick up