Eep Cheep

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Eep Cheep
NSMBU Eep Cheep Artwork.png
Artwork of an Eep Cheep from New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Mario Kart Tour (Summer Festival Tour, cameo) (2020)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Variants

Eep Cheeps[1] are variants of Cheep Cheeps that are orange in color and have a lighter yellow color to their fins. Unlike other types of Cheep Cheeps, they swim away from Mario when he gets close. Their name is a combination of the species name "Cheep Cheep" and "eep", a short scream of fright in reference to their "cowardly" demeanor.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

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Eep Cheeps first appear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They swim away from the player whenever they get close, which is the opposite of Deep-Cheeps and their behavior. They only appear in World 1-4, and whenever there is a riff in the music, Eep Cheeps will twirl like their regular counterpart.

New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U / New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe[edit]

Eep Cheeps return in New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U, and their Nintendo Switch version. They retain their behavior and appearance from New Super Mario Bros. Wii in all three games. New Super Luigi U additionally introduces larger versions of them.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

While no actual Eep Cheeps make an appearance in Mario Kart Tour, one of the masks used in the Cheep Cheep Masks glider is designed after an Eep Cheep.

Other appearances[edit]

Smb3 gcheep ani.gifAn unused golden Cheep Cheep from Super Mario All-Stars

Though first seen in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the concept of orange-colored Cheep Cheeps was originally meant to be in Super Mario Bros. 3 (as seen on the picture on the right), released 21 years prior, where these enemies would have come in groups of three and swam faster than green ones. While they are technically more of a tan color in the original due to sharing a palette with Goombas, Super Mario All-Stars and Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 color it orange despite it still being unused. Eep Cheeps also go unused in New Super Mario Bros. 2, though they would function just as they do in the other games they appear in.[2]

In the Super Mario Mash-up in Minecraft, Clownfish are replaced with Eep Cheeps.

Eep Cheep artwork in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

The twelfth Fishing Tourney in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp that began on March 14, 2019 featured Eep Cheeps alongside regular Cheep Cheeps, Cheep Chomps, and Bloopers, owing to it being run on Mario Day. An Eep Cheep balloon attached to a Brick Block could also be obtained as special furniture after reaching the 800, 950, 1,100, or 1,300 cm milestone.

Eep Cheeps appear in the LEGO Super Mario Character Pack (Series 1) as one of nine possible blind bag characters.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にげプク
Nige Puku
From「逃げる」(nigeru, "to escape") and「プクプク」(Pukupuku, "Cheep Cheep")

Chinese (simplified) 逃跑泡泡鱼
Táopǎo Pàopàoyú
Escape Cheep Cheep

Chinese (traditional) 逃跑泡泡魚[3]
Táopǎo Pàopàoyú
Escape Cheep Cheep

French (NOA) Aquazo Réverso
Reverse Cheep Cheep
French (NOE) Eep-Cheep
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German Irr-Cheep
 
Italian Pesce Sguish
From pesce ("fish") and sgusciare ("to slip")
Korean 비켜뽀꾸
Bikyeo Ppokku
From "비켜" (bikyeo, "step aside") and "뽀꾸뽀꾸" (Ppokku-ppokku, "Cheep Cheep")

Portuguese Foge Cheep
Escape Cheep
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Cortés
Polite Cheep
Spanish (NOE) Eep Cheep
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratton, Steve (November 18, 2012). New Super Mario Bros. U: Prima Official Game Guide. Prima Games. ISBN 978-0-307-89690-2. Page 31.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. 2/Unused Features. The Cutting Room Floor.
  3. ^ 夏天發售的「樂高®超級瑪利歐™」 全系列介紹!. Nintendo.com.hk (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved June 17, 2020.