Foo

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Foo
FooNSMBU.png
A Foo in New Super Mario Bros. U
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (April 26, 2020 update) (2020)
Variant of Fwoosh
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Foos are white cloud-like enemies that first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. They produce fog that can obscure the player's view. Foos can be defeated with any kind of attack. Their name comes from Fwoosh, a similar enemy from Super Mario 64 and its remake that blows wind.

History[edit]

Super Mario series[edit]

New Super Mario Bros. Wii[edit]

A group of Foos fire clouds at Mario

New Super Mario Bros. Wii marks Foos' debut appearance. They appear only in World 7-5, and create fog periodically. The fog vanishes after a few seconds and can be blown away by Spin Jumping, or by propelling as Propeller Mario.

New Super Mario Bros. U[edit]

In New Super Mario Bros. U, Foos appear only in Snaking above Mist Valley and behave the same as they did previously.

New Super Luigi U[edit]

Foos also appear in New Super Luigi U. Here, they are only found in Three-Headed Snake Block.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Foos play a role in the Mario Party 10 minigame Foo Me Once, where they blow fog to obscure the buttons displayed on the platforms which the players need to remember in order to safely traverse across.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

In Dr. Mario World, Foos appear in the background of World 15 once an area has been cleared.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Huhu[1]
(internal)
キリフキー[2]
Kirifukii
Romanization of「フーフー」(fūfū, Japanese mimetic word for blowing air)

Elongation of「霧吹き」(kirifuki, sprayer)
Chinese (Simplified) 吐雾云
Tǔ Wù Yún
Spit fog cloud
Chinese (Traditional) 吐霧雲[3]
Tǔ Wù Yún
Spit fog cloud
German Wuschi
Italian Refolotto
Korean 안개뿌미
Angae-Ppumi
From 안개 (Angae, meaning fog) and 뿜다 (Ppumda, meaning gush out or squirt)
Portuguese Nublino From nublado (cloudy) and the suffix -ino.
Spanish (NOE) Nébulo From nebuloso (cloudy)

Trivia[edit]

  • In some early trailer footage of Super Mario Maker 2, the white part of Twister had a cloudy appearance resembling a Foo with elements of Ty-foo's design.[4] This resemblance was closer in the New Super Mario Bros. U style, where they lacked the blue cheeks and had pink lips.[5] This design seems to have been entirely overwritten, as it is not present in the final game's data.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Wii / New Super Mario Bros. U internal filename (huhu)
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, pages 144 and 209.
  3. ^ 「樂高®超級瑪利歐™」的新商品即將登場!預定於2021年1月1日發售。 Nintendo. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Nintendo (February 13, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. YouTube. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Nintendo (May 15, 2019). Super Mario Maker 2 Direct 5.15.2019. YouTube. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  6. ^ The Spriters Resource, comment by Random Talking Bush. Retrieved July 1, 2019.