8 bits

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8 bits
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Leader Wart
Members
Birdo
Mouser
Tryclyde
Robirdo
Fryguy
Clawgrip
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Member species
Albatoss
Autobomb
Beezo
Big Ninji
Big Shy Guy
Bob-Omb
Cobrat
Flurry
Hoopster
Mask Gate
Ninji
Ostro
Panser
Phanto

The 8 bits[1] is a villainous group of creatures described as "a club from evil dreams" that aid Wart in his conquest of the land of dreams, Subcon, in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic and Super Mario Bros. 2. According to the former game, they are monsters summoned by Wart with the help of the Dream Machine. Their name is a reference to the size of the Ricoh 2A03/2A07 processor's CPU registers: 8 bits. Mario and his friends (or Imajin's family in Doki Doki Panic) encounter members of the 8 bits in almost every location they visit in Subcon. Shyguys are the most numerous members of the 8 bits, and are seen in every area during Wart's conquest.

Some species of the 8 bits were repurposed in later games as part of the Koopa Troop, such as Bob-Ombs and Pokeys. With Wart's absence, they are King Koopa's minions instead 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[edit]

* - Appears in Super Mario Advance only.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 魔夢族[2]
Mamū-zoku
Mamū (Wart) Tribe, from「魔 ma」(demon) and「夢 mu」(dream), also based on 「夢魔 muma」 (nightmare).

References[edit]

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