Blurp

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This article is about the species of goggle-wearing fish from Super Mario World. For the Cheep Cheep-like enemies from Yoshi's Story, see Blurp (Yoshi's Story).
Blurp
Blurp.jpg
Official artwork of a Blurp from Super Mario World
First appearance Super Mario World (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent species Cheep Cheep
Derived species
Mad Blurp
Sand Cheep

Blurps are green colored, goggle-wearing fish that sometimes appear in underwater levels alongside Cheep Cheeps, of which they seem to be relatives of due to their similar name in Japanese.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario World / Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2[edit]

Blurps first appear in Super Mario World. Blurps, like Cheep Cheeps, will often simply swim aimlessly in one direction, injuring Mario if it collides with him. As Blurps are fairly weak, they can simply be defeated by shooting a fireball at them as Fire Mario or by bashing them with a cape as Cape Mario. Blurps lack pectoral fins on their sprites in this game, but have them on their artwork. They sweat while they swim, implying that swimming as fast as they do puts some amount of strain on them. They reappear in the game's reissue, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, where now they can be used to defeat Urchins if playing as Luigi.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins[edit]

Blurps make a reappearance as underwater enemies in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Much like their Super Mario World counterparts, Blurps aimlessly swim in one direction and can be defeated by a fireball. In this game, they occasionally pause in their swimming. Blurps are found primarily in the Turtle Zone, and also appear in Pumpkin Zone alongside statues of them and Cheep Cheeps. They again lack pectoral fins in-game, but still have them on the artwork. Additionally, their artwork depicts them as light blue with pink goggles and white lips instead of green with orange goggles and golden lips.

Super Mario 64[edit]

Blurps themselves do not appear in Super Mario 64. However, the iteration of Cheep Cheep found in this game, known in English as "Bub," appears to be primarily visually based off Blurp, but orange instead of green. This design is additionally used in the first three Mario Party games.

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

Blurps reappear in Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, replacing green Cheep Cheeps in the Super Mario World style. However, the voice heard when placing elements onto the course will still call them Cheep Cheeps. Like the other green Cheep Cheeps in the game, they swim back-and-forth a short distance while underwater, and simply hop along the bottom of the screen otherwise. Blurps are set to reappear in Super Mario Maker 2.[1]

Super Mario World television series[edit]

A single Blurp appears in the Super Mario World television series episode "Mama Luigi" where Luigi is attacked by one but he swims and stomps on it. The appearance of the Blurp is different, looking more like the depiction of Trouter from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. Like its game appearance, the Blurp is green in color and has red fins, but the goggles are replaced with large white rings around the eyes, and it has four sharp teeth.

Mario & Wario[edit]

Blurps cameo in Mario & Wario as a background element of Pukupuku Kai, the sixth stage. As such, they have no interaction with any of the player characters.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, a Blurp can be seen in the scenery for Deep Blooper Sea, alongside some similar-designed Cheep Cheeps.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

A Sand Cheep

A sand-dwelling variety of Blurp known as the Sand Cheep appears in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake. It appears to be a normal Blurp with a fake shark fin strapped to its back. It later appears in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time where it is thrown by Shrooba Divers.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Like various enemies of Super Mario World, Blurps also return in Super Princess Peach. Some of them are affected by the rage vibe of the Vibe Scepter and are called Mad Blurps. They will pursue Peach if she is in front of them. They are mainly encountered in groups. In this game, they have pectoral fins, but they are depicted as being white.

Game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release Date System/Format
Super Mario World Enemy 1990 SNES
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Enemy 1992 Game Boy
Mario & Wario Background element 1993 SNES
Mario Party 3 Background element 2000 64
Super Princess Peach Enemy 2005 DS
Super Mario Maker Enemy 2015 Wii U
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS Enemy 2016 3DS

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブクブク
Bukubuku
Japanese onomatopoeia for a bubbling noise; officially romanised as "Buku Buku"
French Blurp -
Italian Pesce Gulp Gulp Fish
Chinese 泡泡怪[2]
Pàopào Guài
Bubble Creature

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo. (February 13, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved on February 13, 2019.
  2. ^ 无敌阿尔宙斯 (August 28, 2013). 神游 超级马力欧世界 敌人官译. Baidu Tieba. Retrieved February 2, 2017.