Fire Koopa Clown Car

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Fire Koopa Clown Car
Artwork of the Fire Junior Clown Car, from Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
Artwork of the Fire Junior Clown Car from Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
A yellow helicopter-like vehicle with a clown face and red rim
First appearance Super Mario Maker (2015, version 1.30)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
“The Fire Koopa Clown Car is ready for its grand expedition! Press and hold Y Button to supercharge fireballs that can blast Hard Blocks.”
Legendary Explorer, Super Mario Maker 2

The Fire Koopa Clown Car (known as the Fire Junior Clown Car in the New Super Mario Bros. U style) is an object in Super Mario Maker (in version 1.3.0 or later), Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, and Super Mario Maker 2. It is a variant of the regular Koopa Clown Car/Junior Clown Car. Its exterior shell is golden-yellow, its propeller and rim are red, it has a flame design on its cheeks, and its mouth takes a circular form. It acts similarly to the normal Koopa Clown Car, but the player is able to shoot fireballs when riding in it, in a similar manner to Fire Mario. The car shoots fireballs horizontally from near its mouth. Unlike Fire Mario's fireballs, these do not fall or bounce, but will continue moving horizontally until they collide with a block or enemy or remain off-screen for too long. If the player holds the button, then the Fire Koopa Clown Car charges up; this allows it to shoot a larger fireball that can destroy blocks. If Fire Mario rides the Fire Koopa Clown Car, then it will shoot three fireballs at once, rather than just one; one of the fireballs still moves forward horizontally, while the other two move forward diagonally, with one moving diagonally upwards and the other moving diagonally downwards. In the original Super Mario Maker, if Mario is Big Mario, then the Fire Koopa Clown Car will have a Peach design on it, always shoot fireballs capable of destroying blocks, and, if charged, shoot a flame that will destroy all of the blocks and enemies in its path without stopping (this also works if Mario is riding a big Goomba's Shoe or Stiletto). Enemies and items can ride Fire Koopa Clown Cars, which causes them to randomly shoot fireballs while moving on their own as an enemy like regular Koopa Clown Cars can (this ceases if the enemy or item exits the Clown Car, such as by being defeated or collected, respectively). If a giant-sized enemy is riding it, it will shoot larger fireballs capable of destroying blocks.

A Fire Clown Car in Super Mario Maker 2

In Super Mario Maker 2, they make a sinister expression if Link drops a bomb from one, like the Koopa Clown Car.

In Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, when shaking a regular Koopa Clown Car or Junior Clown Car to transform it into a Fire Koopa Clown Car or Fire Junior Clown Car, a cuíca can be heard in the background.


Super Mario Maker[edit]

  • Play Nintendo: "This volcanic vessel is capable of shooting fireballs as well as a powerful charged shot that can even destroy Blocks. It’s perfect for creating shoot-’em-up-style courses."[1]




Names in other languages[edit]

Fire Koopa Clown Car[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアクッパクラウン
Faia Kuppa Kuraun
Fire Koopa Clown Car
Chinese (Simplified) 火焰酷霸王小丑飞船
Huǒyàn Kùbàwáng Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Fire Koopa Clown Car
Chinese (Traditional) 火焰庫巴小丑飛船
Huǒyàn Kùbā Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Fire Koopa Clown Car
Dutch Vuur-Koopa-Clown-capsule[2] Fire Koopa Clown capsule
French Koopa-Mobile de feu Fire Koopa Clown Car
German Feuer-Clown-Kutsche Fire Koopa Clown Car
Italian Clown Koopa di fuoco Fire Koopa Clown
Korean 파이어쿠파피에로
Fire Koopa Pierrot
Portuguese (NOE) Carro Palhaço Koopa Fogo[3] Fire Koopa Clown Car
Russian Огненный клоуномобиль купа
Ognennyy klounomobil' kupa
Fire Koopa Clownmachine
Spanish (NOA) Cápsula koopayaso de fuego Fire Koopa Clown Car

Fire Junior Clown Car[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファイアクッパJr.クラウン
Faia Kuppa Jr. Kuraun
Fire Junior Clown Car
Chinese (Simplified) 火焰酷霸王Jr.小丑飞船
Huǒyàn Kùbàwáng Jr. Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Fire Junior Clown Car
Chinese (Traditional) 火焰庫巴Jr.小丑飛船
Huǒyàn Kùbā Jr. Xiǎochǒu Fēichuán
Fire Junior Clown Car
French Junior-mobile de feu Fire Junior Clown Car
German Feuer-Junior-Clown-Kutsche Fire Junior Clown Car
Korean 파이어쿠파주니어피에로
Fire Bowser Jr. Pierrot


  1. ^ December Super Mario Maker Update. Play Nintendo. Retrieved July 5, 2020.
  2. ^ Nintendo Nederland (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Nieuwe functies! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Nintendo Portugal (December 17, 2015). Super Mario Maker - Novas funcionalidades! (Wii U). YouTube. Retrieved January 11, 2021.