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This article is about the trap in Super Mario 64. For the recurring obstacle also known as a flamethrower, see Burner. For Charizard's standard special move in the Super Smash Bros. series, see Charizard § Flamethrower.
A flamethrower, as seen in Super Mario 64
The fireplace flamethrower in Rainbow Ride

A flamethrower[1] (alternatively spelled flame thrower[2]), also described with other generic terms such as fire jet[3] or flame spout,[4] is a mechanical, indestructible object found in Super Mario 64 and its remake. The appearance of a flamethrower varies depending on the level:

  • In all of the Bowser levels and Rainbow Ride, flamethrowers are stone and diamond-shaped.
  • In Big Boo's Haunt's merry-go-round, one of the Boo portraits acts as a flamethower.
  • In Hazy Maze Cave, there are two fire plumes that come out of the pit before the Red Coin area, which act like flamethrowers.
  • In the main course of Lethal Lava Land, one appears near the volcano as a Black Brick. There are also fire plumes along the path of the moving platform that takes the player to the Red-Hot Log Rolling Power Star. Inside the volcano, they appear as holes in the walls.
  • Also in Rainbow Ride, there is a blue flamethrower under the spinning platform next to the floating ship, and a fireplace that acts as a flamethrower in The Big House in the Sky. The former is removed in the DS remake.

About every three seconds, a flamethrower shoots a stream of fire from its center. If hit by the flames, the player character will lose three life points and run around in a panic, making it difficult for the player to control them. If the character jumps repeatedly while they are on fire, their movement will be limited, and they may only take two points of damage.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal object name (OBJ_FLAMETHROWER)
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pages 114 and 115.
  3. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pages 63 and 67.
  4. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 42.
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 92.