The Rex is a recurring enemy type in the Super Mario series that debuted as one of the first new enemies Mario will face in Super Mario World (1990). Like many of the enemies that were introduced in SMW, Rex did not return in the next Mario games. Instead they made a pause until they re-appeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003) and later its sequels up to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (2017).

They also appeared in the WiiU version of Minecraft in 2015. 


Rex from the Super Mario Games: an Overview

Charactername: Rex   Developed /Created by  Nintendo
Gameseries: Super Mario   First seen on: SNES 
First Game:  Super Mario World   Year first seen: 1990 
Last Game: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (2015)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Minor Enemy      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Rex from the Super Mario Games



Super Mario World (1990)



Rex in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Rex was drawn back in 2014 for our Mario’s Blacklist Project, a Bestiary of the enemies and bosses in the Super Mario Games


Selected Fan Art of Rex


Plumber Haters: Rex from Super Mario World

by Brendan Corris



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Rex

17.05.2018 – Creation of Rex Gallery and DB Entry