Eggplant Man

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Not to be confused with Eggplant Warrior.
Eggplant Man
Eggplant man.png
First appearance Wrecking Crew (1985)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Spirit cameo) (2018)

Eggplant Men[1][2], or Egg Plant Men[3], are metallic mask-wearing eggplants found in the Wrecking Crew series.


Wrecking Crew series[edit]

Wrecking Crew[edit]

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[edit]


In the sequel Wrecking Crew '98, Eggplant Man is the second challenger in puzzle mode. He also appears in the original game on the same cart.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Eggplant Men made an appearance in the microgame Wrecking Crew, found in 9-Volt's stage. Here, Mario has to hit all of them with his hammer. If they touch Mario, the player loses the game.

Other appearances[edit]

The Eggplant Wizards of 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."[4]

Eggplant Man appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a collectible trophy.

He also appears in Chibi-Robo! (Nintendo GameCube 2005) 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.

Eggplant Man appears as a novice spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[5]

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Type Image First Game Description
Eggplant Man Trophy279.PNG Wrecking Crew
Eggplant Man debuted as an enemy in the NES game Wrecking Crew. Even though his movement pattern was very simple, he was a fairly formidable foe, since Mario and Luigi had limited means of attack. You could beat this enemy by dropping a Dead-End Drum on him or by trapping him behind a door and blowing up the room.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナスビ仮面
Nasubi Kamen
Eggplant Mask
German Aubergine Eggplant


  1. ^ "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 the box.
  2. ^ Wrecking Crew instruction booklet, pg. 5 & 8.
  3. ^ Wrecking Crew instruction booklet, pg. 2.
  4. ^ Making of a Myth: The Grueling Development of the Original Kid Icarus. Nintendo World Report. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  5. ^ AbdallahSmash026. (November 22, 2018). FIRST LOOK Gameplay of World of Light, Classic Mode, & Spirit Board! | Super Smash Bros Ultimate. YouTube. Retrieved November 22, 2018.