- Not to be confused with Eggplant Warrior.
Artwork of an Eggplant Man from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
|First appearance||Wrecking Crew (1985)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (spirit cameo) (2018)|
Wrecking Crew series
Eggplant Men first appear in Phase 2 of the construction site in the game Wrecking Crew. An Eggplant Man runs around in a predictable pattern - it runs straight until it hits a drum and has to turn around. It climbs up or down any ladder it comes across in its path. If both a ladder up and a ladder down are in its path, it goes down if moving left and up if moving right. Its behavior is similar to how Gotchawrenches behaved in VS. Wrecking Crew.
Wrecking Crew '98
In the sequel Wrecking Crew '98, an Eggplant Man is the first 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.
Eggplant Men made an appearance in the microgame Wrecking Crew, found in 9-Volt's stage. Here, Mario has to destroy all of their ladders with his hammer. If they touch Mario, the player loses the game.
Eggplant Men feature in several Wrecking Crew challenges in NES Remix.
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. Kid Eggplant's name in the Japanese version of Chibi-Robo! is "Nasubi Kamen", which is the same Japanese name as Eggplant Man.
Tribe: Flower clan
Game appearances: Crew
Huge swarms of giant eggplants!
An eggplant monster who appears in Wrecking Crew. As Foreman Spike's lackey, they mess up Mario's work. They come back to life after a while even if you hit them with a hammer.
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|#||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|115||Eggplant Man||Wrecking Crew Series||Primary (1)||Novice||Shield||Spirit Board||Wario x6||Rule: Item: Golden Hammer
||Wrecking Crew||Wrecking Crew Medley|
The January 2018 LINE calendar
Names in other languages
Eggplant Man (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
- "You’ll have hours of fun demolishing monsters like Gotchawrench and Eggplant Man, and blowing up a building you built yourself, in this off-the-wall demolition game!" - Wrecking Crew back of NES box.
- Wrecking Crew NES instruction booklet, pages 5 and 8.
- Wrecking Crew NES instruction booklet, page 2.
- Monnens, Devin (March 19, 2012). Making of a Myth: The Grueling Development of the Original Kid Icarus. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved September 14, 2014. (Archived May 2, 2014, 00:50:53 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
- Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 142.
- Wrecking Crew Famicom instruction booklet, page 7.
- Wrecking Crew, Italian e-manual
|VS. Wrecking Crew / Wrecking Crew|
|Characters||Mario • Luigi|
|Items and objects||Coin • Door • Drum* • Dynamite • Floor • Golden Hammer* • Ladder (Ladder wall) • Letter* • Pillar* • Wall|
|Enemies||Eggplant Man* • Fireball • Foreman Spike* • Gotchawrench|
|*Only in Wrecking Crew|
|Wrecking Crew '98|
|Characters||Mario • Eggplant Man • Koopa Troopa • Gotchawrench • Foreman Spike • Bowser • Princess Peach • Luigi • Onigiri • Onnanoko • Oyazi • Dogu|
|Enemies||Forkun • Blonya • Buruccho • Burnya • Dumpty • Jenya • Kanbank • Guruccho • Gata Gata • Poles • U Dokun|
|Objects||Floor • Handle • Panels (Block • Bomb) • Warp Pipe|