Wrecking Crew series
Eggplant Men first appear on the second stage of the construction site in the game Wrecking Crew. An Eggplant Man runs around in a predictable pattern - he runs straight until he hits a Dead-End Drum and has to turn around. He climbs up or down any ladder he comes across in his path. If both a ladder up and a ladder down are in his path, he goes down if moving left and up if moving right.
Wrecking Crew '98
In the sequel Wrecking Crew '98, an Eggplant Man is the second challenger in puzzle mode. Unlike the Eggplant Men in the previous game, his feet are attached directly to his underside instead of having legs. Eggplant Men also appear in their original capacity in the port of the previous game featured on the cartridge.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
An Eggplant Man appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a collectible trophy. It can only be obtained in the Lottery.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, an Eggplant Man appears as a Novice-class Shield-type primary spirit. The image used for this spirit is simply a scaled-up sprite from Wrecking Crew. When equipped, the spirit simply increases the fighter's power without granting any particular effect. In the spirit battle, the player confronts a team of six Warios on the Wrecking Crew stage.
The Eggplant Wizard enemy from Nintendo's 1986 game Kid Icarus were designed in part as a tribute to Wrecking Crew's Eggplant Men, as well as Kid Icarus graphics designer Toru Osawa's "passion for eggplants."
An Eggplant Man also appears in Chibi-Robo! as Kid Eggplant, one of the three treasures Captain Plankbeard is searching for. The captain is wild about eggplants, and attempts to capture Kid Eggplant, but he does not succeed. For freeing him, Kid Eggplant rewards Chibi-Robo with a Super Eggplant and a Kid Eggplant Sticker, after Chibi kindly rejects Kid Eggplant's offer to turn him into an eggplant.
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
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