Big Top is MC Ballyhoo's hat, and serves as his co-host in the Wii game Mario Party 8. He also holds all of the coins for Chump Charity, stating that he was glad to get the load off of his head. Big Top not only has the ability of speech, but is also his own separate entity. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he shares a trophy with Ballyhoo. Big Top's name comes from a phrase referring to large circus tents. The "Top" part of his name is also a reference to the fact that he is a top hat.

Big Top is a dark blue top hat with a strip of light blue close to the rim. He has a small mouth, and two differently colored eyes; one teal, one pink. His eyes have rather big eyelashes.

Big Top and MC Ballyhoo appear as a Novice class spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Profiles and statistics

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Names Appearance(s) Description
Ballyhoo & Big Top WII Mario Party 8 The two emcees of the Star Carnival, an event held once a year to determine the biggest superstar. Big Top (on top) and Ballyhoo (on bottom) provide all Star Carnival commentary, and while Ballyhoo is energetic and over the top, Big Top provides a reserved counterpoint to his partner's antics. Despite their conflicting personalities, they're inseparable.
Game Effect
Mario Party 8 [Head] - Attack +10

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit

Names Series/Games Types Classes Strengths/Effects How To Obtain Spirit Battles
Opponent(s) Battle Conditions Stages Songs
MC Ballyhoo & Big Top Mario Party Series Support (1) Novice Star Rod Equipped Spirit Board Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach Rule: Item Tidal Wave
  • Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
Mario Circuit Pandemonium

Mario Party: The Top 100

  • MC Ballyhoo and Big Top: "MC Ballyhoo is on the mic, while Big Top is on his head. Together, they act as guides at the Star Carnival."
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