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This article is about the trap in Super Mario 64. For the object in the same game, see Flame thrower (Flame Chomp). For the obstacle also known as a flamethrower, see Burner. For the standard special move in the Super Smash Bros. series, see List of fighters debuting in Super Smash Bros. Brawl § Charizard.
A flamethrower in Bowser in the Dark World.
The flamethrower in Bowser in the Dark World
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Fire Shooter

A flamethrower[1][2] (alternatively formatted as flame-thrower[3] or flame thrower[4]), also described with other generic terms such as "fire jet"[5] and "flame spout,"[6] is an indestructible mechanical object found in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. 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 the 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 Power Star for Red-Hot Log Rolling. 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 Rainbow Cruiser, and a fireplace that acts like a flamethrower in the Cloud House. The blue flamethrower was 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's character will lose three health wedges and run around in a panic, making it difficult for the player to control him. If the character jumps repeatedly while he is on fire, his movement will be limited, and he may lose only two health wedges.

In Super Princess Peach, flamethrowers appear only in Fury Volcano as obstacles. Each periodically shoots out flames that block Princess Peach's path and damage her if she comes into contact. Flamethrowers also appear in the minigame Toad Tote.


Super Mario 64[edit]

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Super Princess Peach[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほのお[7]
French Flamme de l'Enfer[8] Hell's Flame


  1. ^ Official UK Nintendo Magazine. Super Mario 64 The Essential Player's Guide. Pages 30 and 31.
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal object name (OBJ_FLAMETHROWER)
  3. ^ Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #53, pages 47 and 50.
  4. ^ (February 24, 1998). Bowser in the Dark World. Nintendo: Super Mario 64 Strategy (Internet Archive: Wayback Machine). Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  5. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Pages 63 and 67.
  6. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 42.
  7. ^ Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 36 - Super Mario 64 part 1. Page 2.
  8. ^ Nintendo official French magazine N1, page 92