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 eggplants with masks covering a pair of white eyes (resembling welding masks or sandblasting masks) found in the Wrecking Crew series.

History[edit]

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]

Eggplantman.png

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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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[edit]

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. To earn it, the player has to win a fight against a team of six Warios on the Wrecking Crew stage.

Other appearances[edit]

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."[4]

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.

Profiles[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Type Image First game Description
Eggplant Man Trophy279.PNG Wrecking Crew
10/85
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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Eggplant Man SSBU Eggplant Man Spirit.png Wrecking Crew Series Primary (1) Novice Shield Spirit Board Wario x6 Rule: Item: Golden Hammer
  • Defeat an army of enemies
Wrecking Crew Wrecking Crew Medley

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ナスビ仮面
Nasubi Kamen
Eggplant Mask
German Aubergine Eggplant
Russian Баклажанмен
Baklazhanmen
Eggplant Man

References[edit]

  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.