Artwork of a Deep Cheep from New Super Mario Bros. U
|First appearance||New Super Mario Bros. (2006)|
|Latest appearance||Mario Kart Tour (Summer Festival Tour, cameo) (2020)|
|Variant of||Cheep Cheep|
Deep Cheeps (originally parsed Deep-Cheeps) are a special variety of Cheep Cheeps that are first found in New Super Mario Bros. While regular Cheep Cheeps swim straight forward, Deep Cheeps swim toward Mario or Luigi. Deep Cheeps give up pursuing Mario or Luigi if they swim behind and past them.
Super Mario series
New Super Mario Bros.
In New Super Mario Bros., Deep-Cheeps and their larger variants, the Mega Deep-Cheeps, only appear in World 6-5. They swim in a wavy pattern, but if approached, they move up or down toward Mario or Luigi until he passes them.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Deep-Cheeps are slightly more common. One appears in World 1-4 along with a Mega Deep-Cheep. If Mario and co. keep staying in the area, another pair of green fish enemies appears. Deep-Cheeps can also be encountered in the second part of World 8-4.
In this game, their lips have become pink, matching the current depiction of a Cheep Cheep's, rather than keeping the red-orange colored lips they and Cheep Cheeps previously had in New Super Mario Bros. Their dorsal fins and tails have also become yellow, as opposed to white. They have an angry look on their face. There is a more relentless enemy similar to Deep-Cheep known as Spiny Cheep Cheep.
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Luigi U
Though Deep Cheeps do not appear in New Super Mario Bros. U (despite them receiving official artwork for that game), they still appear in New Super Luigi U, behaving the same as in previous games. Their only appearance is in Cheep Chomp Chase.
Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS / Super Mario Maker 2
Deep Cheeps reappear in Super Mario Maker, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. They aesthetically replace green Cheep Cheeps and Blurps in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, except that they no longer chase the player due to the green Cheep Cheeps and the Blurps from other styles not being able to chase Mario. Furthermore, they are referred to in the games simply as Cheep Cheeps.
Mario Party 9
In Mario Party 9, a Deep-Cheep makes a minor appearance, swimming around Blooper Beach. It jumps out of the water at various intervals and may even jump over the player's vehicle. It has no effect on the gameplay.
In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, normal Cod fish are reskinned to be Deep Cheeps.
Dr. Mario World
In Dr. Mario World, Deep Cheeps appear in the background of World 18 once an area has been cleared.
|New Super Mario Bros.||Enemy||2006||DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. Wii||Enemy||2009||Wii|
|Mario Party 9||Cameo||2012||Wii|
|New Super Mario Bros. 2||Enemy||2012||3DS|
|New Super Luigi U||Enemy||2013||Wii U|
|Super Mario Maker||Enemy||2015||Wii U|
|Minecraft: Wii U Edition||Cameo in the Super Mario Mash-up||2016||Wii U|
|Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS||Enemy||2016||3DS|
|Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition||Cameo in the Super Mario Mash-up||2017||Nintendo Switch|
|Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition||Cameo in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||New 3DS|
|Minecraft (Bedrock version)||Cameo in the Super Mario Mash-up||2018||Nintendo Switch|
|WarioWare Gold||Cameo in Microgame||2018||3DS|
|New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe||Enemy||2019||Nintendo Switch|
|Super Mario Maker 2||Enemy||2019||Nintendo Switch|
|Dr. Mario World||Background in the World 18 (update)||2020||iOS, Android|
|Mario Kart Tour||Cameo as a kart's likeness (update)||2020||iOS, Android|
Names in other languages
|Search Cheep Cheep|
Cheep Cheep vert
Green Cheep Cheep
|Italian||Pesce Splash||Splash Fish|
|Spanish (NOA)||Cheep terco||Stubborn Cheep|
|Spanish (NOE)||Deep Cheep||-|
Years before Deep Cheeps debuted, green Cheep Cheeps had existed in the Super Mario franchise in several games.
- In Super Mario Bros. 3, green Cheep Cheeps simply swim back-and-forth in shallow bodies of water, and as such are less aggressive than the red ones of the same game, unlike Deep Cheeps.
- In the Super Mario All-Stars versions of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, green Cheep Cheeps replace gray Cheep Cheeps; the "orange and gray" palette in the originals actually occupies the same hardware space as the "orange and green" palette, as demonstrated by World 9 of the latter. Super Mario Maker and its sequel also depicted gray Cheep Cheeps in the game as being colored green when using Super Mario Bros.'s art style for the same reason.
- Mr. Kipper from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, a stronger variety of Cheep Cheep (referred to as "Goby" in this game), is shown to be green out of water, but appears purple while underwater, like the Cheep Cheeps of that game.
- In Yoshi's New Island, green Cheep Cheeps appear which have the filename for a Deep Cheep. They do not chase after players; instead they swim straight in a wavy pattern.
The Paper Mario series has also featured green Cheep Cheeps that are not Deep Cheeps.
- In Super Paper Mario, green Cheep Cheeps, found in The Tile Pool and the Gap of Crag, behave just like their red counterparts, found in Gloam Valley, but always appear fully-submerged, while the red ones are typically right under the surface. They both have the same stats, and the green ones are the one present on the Cheep Cheep Catch Card.
- Green Cheep Cheeps were going to appear in Paper Mario: Color Splash, as they have graphics in the data, but they are unused in the final version. Deep Cheeps were also unused in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.
- von Esmarch, Nick. New Super Mario Bros. 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 24.
- Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 12.
- New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star unused data: the string enemy_name_SPU in \messages\EU_Italian\Enemy.msbt
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star unused data: the string enemy_name_SPU in \messages\US_Spanish\Enemy.msbt
- Paper Mario: Sticker Star unused data: the string enemy_name_SPU in \messages\EU_Spanish\Enemy.msbt
- Yoshi's New Island, internal filename G:/content0.game/romfs/param/enemy/pukupuku_search.csv
- The Spriter's Resource
|Characters||Bessie Bass • Cheepskipper • Chef Shimi • Coach • Furious Fred de Fillet • Kipp • Porcupuffer • Sashimie • Sushie • Stewart • Ultra Pukupuku|
|Species||Air Cheep • Baby Cheep • Big Cheep Cheep • Big Deep Cheep • Big Eep Cheep • Blurp • Cheep Cheep • Cheep Cheep (Snow Kingdom) • Cheep Chomp • Deep Cheep • Eep Cheep • Fish Bone • Gold Cheep Cheep • Honebon • Jean de Fillet • Lava Cheep Cheep • Mad Blurp • Mecha Cheep • Mr. Kipper • Needle Bomb • Porcupuffer • Puffer-Cheep • Rip Van Fish • Sad Cheep Cheep • Sand Cheep • Small Cheep Cheep • Spike Bass • Spiny Cheep Cheep|
|Vehicles||Cheep Blimp • Cheep Charger • Cheep Snorkel • Fish Bone Ferry • Gold Cheep Charger • Gold Cheep Snorkel • Gold Fish Bone Ferry • Green Cheep Charger|