The Koopa Troopa’s are an enemy type in the Super Mario Bros. series since the first game in 1985 and returned in almost all sequels and spinoff’s up to Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020) on the Nintendo Switch. 

The first playable Koopa Troopa debuted as one of the racers in Super Mario Kart (1992). Koopa Troopa’s were also playable in some of the Mario Kart sequels, Mario Party games, and the Mario Sports spinoff games.

The turtle-like Koopa Troopa’s are usually loyal soldiers of Bowser and other antagonists in the Mario games, but there are also some friendly individuals among them. Their shells can be powerful weapons in the Super Mario (Kart) games. 


The Koopa Troopa’s from the Super Mario Bros. Games: an Overview

Charactername: Koopa Troopa   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: Super Mario Bros.   First seen on: NES 
First Game: Super Mario Bros.   Year first seen: 1985 
Last Game: Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Minor Enemy      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of the Koopa Troopa’s from Super Mario Bros.


Super Mario World 3D (2013)

New Super Mario Bros U (2012)

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)




Koopa Troopa’s in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


The Koopa Troopa’s are not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration



Selected Fan Art of the Koopa Troopa’s


Plumber Haters: The Koopa Troopas

by Brendan Corris



Updates and Additions in Koopa Troopa’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview