8 bits

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The 8 bits[1] is a club from evil dreams consisting of Shyguys, Snifits, Ninjis, Beezos, and many other creatures that aided Wart in his conquest of the land of dreams, Subcon, in Super Mario Bros. 2. Their name is a reference to the size of the Ricoh 2A03/2A07 processor's CPU registers: 8 bits. Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool encountered members of the 8 bits in almost every location they visited, be it in the desert, clouds, or tundra. Shyguys are the most numerous members of the 8 bits, and are seen in every area during Wart's conquest.

Some of the species in the 8 bits would later be seen in the Koopa Troop, such as Bob-Ombs and Pokeys. Many were King Koopa's minions in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

Major members[edit]

* - Appears in Super Mario Advance only.
** - Does not appear in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.

Normal members of the 8 bits[edit]

* - Appears in Super Mario Advance only.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魔夢族[2]
Mamu Family


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 23.
  2. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 30.