|First appearance||Super Mario 64 (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)|
Chuckyas, also formatted as Chuck-Yas, are a large purple variant of Bob-omb found in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. Their name comes from a corruption of the phrase "chuck you," referring to their method of attack. In their original appearance, Chuckyas have red spheres for hands and purple arms, as well as yellow antennas with red orbs on their heads; their backs have black, diamond-shaped plates, and they move about by sliding across the ground on a metal point. In Super Mario 64 DS, they have a somewhat different appearance consisting of grey arms with boxing glove-like hands and white antennas, and the plates on their backs are replaced by gold windup keys, giving them a closer resemblance to normal Bob-ombs. When moving, Chuckyas produce winding sounds, similarly to Heave-Hos.
In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, Chuckyas are encountered in Wet-Dry World; on Tall, Tall Mountain; in Rainbow Ride; on Tiny-Huge Island's "huge" portion; and in Bowser in the Sky, as well as in Battle Fort exclusively in the remake. When Mario is in range of a Chuckya, it charges towards him, and if a Chuckya catches him, it picks him up and throws him in a random direction, similarly to what the Big Bob-omb does. It is possible to escape from a Chuckya's grasp by pressing and/or pushing the Control Stick from the inside to the outside 11 times before the Chuckya throws Mario. Chuckyas patrol small areas. Usually, Mario can be thrown down a far distance or even into a pit. While moving, Chuckyas occasionally pause to turn around. To defeat a Chuckya, Mario must pick it up from behind and throw it, causing it to explode and release five coins. In Super Mario 64 DS, Yoshi cannot defeat Chuckyas, because he cannot pick up enemies.
Names in other languages
|Play on「放る」(hōru, to throw) and「ボム兵」(Bomuhei, Bob-omb)|
From "wurf" (throw) and "mufti" (describing a person whose decision cannot be appealed against)
- The Chuckya's method of attack is similar to that of an unused Super Mario 64 enemy named "Motos," which was discovered in 2020 from assembled source code and shares the same form of attack as the Chuckya, but instead has a Bully's weakness to lava and the Big Bob-omb's slow walking speed and fast in-place turning.
- M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 11.
- Knight, Michael. Nintendo DS Pocket Guide. Pages 327 and 348.
- UncommentatedPannen (September 26, 2017). Escaping from Chuckya's Grasp. YouTube. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
- Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
- Scan of 「スーパーマリｵぼうけんゲームえほん 6 3つのたから」 (Super Mario Bōken Game Ehon 6 3 Tsu no Takara).
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 86
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|Species and variants||Alarm Bob-omb • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bob-omb • Bob-omb Buddy • Bob-omb Car • Bob-omb Fish • Bob-ulk • Bomb Bud • Bomb Net • Bomb Plant • Bulky Bob-omb • Buzz-Bomb • Chuckya • Dark Fawful Bomb • Designbomb • Dreamy Bob-omb • Fly Bomb • Giga Bob-omb • Glad Bob-omb • Glad Parabomb • Goombomb • Hanabihei • Kab-omb • King Bomb • Lethal Bob-omb • Lob-omb • Lob-omb R • Mega Bob-omb • Mezzo Bomb • Microbomb • Onpu Bomu • Paper Bob-omb • Paper Macho Bob-omb • Parabomb • Rob-omb • Shiny Bob-omb • Shroob-omb • Smell Bob-omb • Tail Bob-omb • Time Bob-omb|