One Wiiear Later
In This Thread They Post Prototypes/Pre-Production Or Rare Consoles And Peripherals

Koopaling Comeback Cancelled

Koopalings Despite being unceremoniously kicked to the curb years ago, Bowser's original seven children still have their fans.  The Koopalings - Larry, Morton, Wendy, Iggy, Roy, Lemmy, and Ludwig - were some of Mario's most dangerous foes, causing trouble in Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Mario Is Missing, Hotel Mario, Yoshi's Safari, and (in more of a cameo role than a proper appearance) Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.  But where are they now?  Aren't they about due for a comeback?  Maybe so, and such a comeback almost happened about a year or two ago.  The kids were apparently supposed to return to make mischief in Super Princess Peach, but for some reason they were removed from the final version of the game.  That hasn't stopped hackers, those archaeologists of the game world, from digging into Peach's data and pulling out graphical Koopaling goodness.

Inside the game are seven unused bosses. Not just regular old unused bosses, but these are the Koopa Kids! Last seen in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga! With full animation and proper colours and everything! Note that everything I say her about the attacks and stuff is just guessing, so grains of salt for everyone.

Iggy Koopa, judging by the file I found his graphics in, was the original boss of World 1, Ladida Plains. He apparently could breathe fire, use his hair as a horn and charge at you, and one of his animations looks like he's balancing on a ball, despite the fact it was Lemmy who used that tactic in Super Mario Bros. 3. He also has an animation where he grabs his buttocks in pain and collapses on the ground. Erm.

So close to a return and yet so far away.  The Koopalings have more personality than most Super Mario mini-bosses and it'd be great to see them finally come back into the spotlight.  They certainly have more going for them than Bowser's current favorite son, Bowser Jr.