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 (cameo) (2020)
Variant of Cheep Cheep
Variants
Big Eep Cheep

Eep Cheeps[1] are a variant of Cheep Cheeps first found in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They are similar in appearance to Cheep Cheeps, although they are orange in color, and will 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 make their first appearance 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.

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

Eep Cheeps return in New Super Mario Bros. U. They retain the same behavior and appearance.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Eep Cheeps also appear in New Super Luigi U, which also 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]

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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 swum 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 Eep-Cheep -
German Irr-Cheep -
Italian Pesce Sguish Slip(ping) Fish; "Sguish" is the onomatopoeia for "Sguisciare" (Slipping)
Korean 비켜뽀꾸
Bikyeo Bbokku
Cheep-Cheep out of the way; 비켜(Bikyeo) means "to step aside"
Spanish (NOA) Cheep Cortés Polite Cheep
Spanish (NOE) Eep Cheep -

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. U Prima eGuide, Enemies Tab.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. 2 - The Cutting Room Floor
  3. ^ 夏天發售的「樂高®超級瑪利歐™」 全系列介紹! Nintendo. Retrieved June 17, 2020.