Mario franchise strategy guide/Enemies/Snifit

Snifits (Muucho in Japan) are enemies in the Super Mario Bros. series of games. Snifits are a species related to the Shy Guy.

A Red Snifit is shown commanding an army of Shy Guys in the Super Mario Bros. comic book.

History edit

The Snifit was introduced as an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, a NES video game released in Japan. This game never made it to the U.S. in its original form, but was transformed into Super Mario Bros. 2. Most of the enemies in the game were from the Japanese version, which included Bob-ombs, Snifits, Birdo, and Shy Guys. Along with the aforementioned Shy Guys and Bob-ombs, as well as Goombas, Piranha Plants and Koopa Troopas, they are common enemies in the Mario universe.

Snifits made their comeback in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. They then appeared in Super Mario RPG, appearing exclusively as servants of Booster. They and blue-robed Snifits called Spookums patrolled Booster Tower, serving as guards and playpals for Booster and guests, when welcome.

Appearance edit

Pink and gray Snifits from Super Mario Bros. 2
Pink and gray Snifits from Super Mario Bros. 2

A Snifit is basically a Shy Guy relative with a black mask with an extended nozzle on the front that makes it make up a Gas mask, hence the name. Snifits can fire bullets from these nozzles. Snifits are somewhat rare compared to Shy Guys, although they are often found together. While Shy Guys come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, the Snifit is almost always garbed in a grey robe, and is usually found either patrolling corridors or as a stationary guard. There are, however, a few different types of Snifits, such as the Laser Snifits, Spiny Snifits, and Ice Snifits that appeared in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They shoot harmful items from their nozzles (with the exception of Spiky Snifits, which sometimes shoot mushrooms); these are often cannonballs but it can extend to ice, spike balls, lasers or even explosives.

Snifits also appeared in Super Mario 64 (known as "Snufits" in the English version) floating through the caverns of the Hazy Maze Cave, and they later took on a friendly role in Mario Party 2 as the Snifit Police in the "Space Land" level. Snifit also appeared in Mario Party 3 as a partner for Princess Daisy in duel boards. In these games, the Snifits had a notable absence of legs, and were more balloon-like. In Super Mario 64 DS, they once again lost their balloon-like form, taking on their normal appearance, albeit with a ghostly tail.

The garbagemen in the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie are identified, in a single line of dialogue from Iggy, as Snifits (earlier in the movie, similarly garbed henchmen lacking the breathing filter apparatus were likely meant to be Shy Guys, though they were not identified as such through dialogue).

Other Snifits edit

These are other kinds of Snifits that appear in the Mario games.

Ice Snifit edit

An eskimo Snifit that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Ice Snifits attack by shooting chunks of ice/hail at Mario and Luigi. If attacked with Mario's Firebrand, their parka will be destroyed.

Laser Snifit edit

A variation of Snifit that appears in the Woohoo Hooniversity level in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Laser Snifits attack with a hoop laser that Mario or Luigi must jump through. When the stampede of scientists run out of the Hooniversity, one of the scientists trips, then an odd chemical turns the scientist into a Laser Snifit.

Snifaro edit

Snifaros are two Snifits in a sarcophagus that can be used like a rocket. If a Bro Flower is used on a Snifaro, the sarcophagus will overheat and break, forcing one Snifit to run off, and the one with the headdress to fight like a standard Snifit. Snifaros have two attacks: they hover over to Mario or Luigi, then the bottom and top Snifit shoot them in random order, or the top Snifit would pop out, then activate the sarcophagus' rocket propulsion system and fly into Mario or Luigi.

Snufit edit

Snufits are small Snifits floating through the caverns of the Hazy Maze Cave in Super Mario 64.

Spiky Snifit edit

A cactus-like Snifit that appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. They either fire a tin can or a mushroom at Mario and Luigi.

Appearances edit

Enemy edit

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 - Found in three colors: red, gray and pink. Pink Snifits walk like pink Shyguys, walking in one direction and reversing when meeting a wall or the edge of a platform, stopping only to fire a bullet. Gray Snifits remain in one place, but jump up and down while they fire. In the desert levels (Worlds 2 and 6), the gray ones are green. Red Snifits are like pink Snifits except they will walk off the edges of platforms and will change direction to walk toward the player upon landing. Oddly enough, there is only one red Snifit in the entire game (in level 3-3), excluding ones seen in the Bonus Round slot machine.
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - Snifits made several appearances as King Koopa's minions and in some cases, hand-held weapons utilized in a manner similar to machine guns.
  • Nintendo Comics System - Snifits were shown to be high ranking soldiers of Bowser, with stories such as Duh Stoopid Bomb! showing Snifits as being the leaders of Bowser's Shy Guy henchmen.
  • Super Mario Adventures - A single Snifit can be seen in the comic.
  • Super Mario All-Stars - Features an enhanced remake of Super Mario Bros. 2. All pink Snifits from SMB2 are blue in this version.
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - They work for Booster.
  • Super Mario 64 - As Snufits, flying Snifits in Hazy Maze Cave.
  • Super Mario Advance - An enhanced remake of Super Mario Bros. 2, based heavily on the All-Stars version. As in All-Stars, all pink Snifits are instead blue.
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 - An enhanced remake of Yoshi's Island.
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - As Spiky Snifit, a cactus enemy with a Snifit mask that could shoot spikey orbs or mushrooms. Along with Laser Snifit, a Snifit that shot circle-like lasers out at you, Icy Snifit, which wore heavy clothing, and Gunner Guy, which was at Bowser's Castle, which was a bazooka-shaped Snifit.
  • Super Mario 64 DS - An enhanced remake of Super Mario 64
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time - As Snifaro, a flying coffin with a Snifit and a Snifit with a pharaoh head dress.
  • Yoshi's Island DS - In the standard Snifit design, but breathes fire instead of shooting bullets and they're called Zeus Guys - a name of an enemy in the last Yoshi's Island.
  • ' 'Super Mario Galaxy - One boss greatly resembles a giant Snifit robot, while two others have snifit-like noses.

Friendly edit

Recurring Mario enemies
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