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First appearance Mario Bros. (1983)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)

A Freezie (originally known as a Slipice, also spelled as Freezy[1][2]) is an enemy made entirely of ice that first appeared in the arcade game Mario Bros. They vary greatly in size and shape, but are instantly recognizable thanks to their permanently puzzled expression. Occasionally, Freezies are used as items to freeze enemies.


Mario Bros.[edit]

Original appearance in the arcade version

In the original Mario Bros., Freezies emerge from pipes and travel along the stages' platforms (just like other enemies). They first appear in Stage Nine (Stage Ten in Japan). When a Freezie reaches the center of a platform, it will coat the entire platform with ice, destroying itself in the process. A frozen platform is very slippery, meaning that Mario and Luigi should eliminate these enemies quickly.

It can freeze the central floating platform and the two lower platforms above the bottom pipes. If all three platforms are frozen, no more Freezies will appear for that phase. Hitting a Freezie from below destroys it and awards the player five hundred points. Freezies don't count as regular enemies, meaning Mario and Luigi don't have to clear them from the stage to complete the level. If Mario or Luigi touch a Freezie, they will lose a life, but the Freezie will only reverse direction if encountering another enemy.

Freezie is the only recurring enemy from Mario Bros. that has kept its Nintendo Entertainment System name rather than its original arcade name.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Freezies are used as items in the Super Smash Bros. series, starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee. When a Freezie appears, it will slide across the stage until picked up by a character, falling off the stage, or broken. Freezies in Melee break after a single attack is used on them, provided the attack does damage, while the ones in Brawl are a bit more resilient.

Upon being picked up, the Freezie can then be thrown at an opponent, encasing the opponent in a block of ice. While frozen, the opponent will be defenseless for a few seconds, allowing other characters to mercilessly attack the incapacitated foe. The larger the opponent's damage, the longer they will be trapped. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a Freezie that hits an opponent makes the same sound effect as a defeated Freezie in Mario Bros.. If an opponent is knocked-out by a thrown Freezie in Melee, the player receives a "Freezie KO" Bonus. Additionally, the Freezie appears as a collectible trophy.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Freezies also appear in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Large, stationary Freezies are located on the ice lake at the end of the racetrack Sherbet Land. If a character drives into a Freezie, their kart will become frozen in a block of ice for a few seconds. After being hit (by kart or item), a Freezie will slide along the ground until it hits a wall and shatters. However, a sliding Freezie can still freeze any karts that it runs into.

Freezies reappear in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They appear as hazards once again on the GCN Sherbet Land course, which is one of the retro courses. They seem to retain their original appearance from Mario Bros. In this game they do not freeze players when they are run into, instead spinning them out. They also break when hit, instead of sliding.

Mario Party series[edit]

The Freezie from Mario Party 8

At Snowflake Lake in Mario Party 6, Freezies appear during the night, blocking players from other paths. In the minigame Frozen Assets from Mario Party 8, Freezie rises and then slams back down into the icy arena, causing large icicles that contain gems to fall onto the ground.

Mario Pinball Land[edit]

The Freezie from Mario Pinball Land

In Mario Pinball Land, a Freezie appears in the Frosty Frontier Stage. On the second screen of this stage, a Freezie can be found sitting in the middle of the screen while penguins walk around it. Mario must hit this Freezie, pushing the ice creature over a crack in the ice. This then creates a hole that leads to the boss area.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Freezies appear as a rare obstacle in Mario Power Tennis. On the Mario Bros. Classic stage, the original sprites for enemies are used (instead of modern sprites). When playing a Gimmick Match, Freezies will occasionally slide onto the court and freeze half of a character's play area. Hitting the POW Block will stop it.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

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A giant Freezie as seen in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Additionally, Freezies make an appearance in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. In the game, a gigantic Freezie is the boss of World Four and the keeper of the fourth Music Key. In fact, the key is lodged inside it. This giant Freezie resides on the top of a snow-capped mountain and is surrounded by normal (and much smaller) Freezies. When Mario (or Luigi) and Toad arrive to retrieve the key, Toad politely asks the giant Freezie to return the musical item. However, the Freezie does not respond. As such, Toad tells Mario to melt the giant icicle with his burning hot dance moves. As Mario starts dancing, the giant Freezie (who recognizes the seriousness of the word "melt") attempts to block Mario's dance steps with ice. However, the dancing master Mario counters by activating Fire Flowers to keep his hot beat alive. Eventually, the giant Freezie melts away into a puddle of water and Mario recovers the last Music Key. The music playing in this battle is a remix of "Fever" from Dr. Mario.

Mario Hoops 3-on-3[edit]

In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Freezies only appear in the Sherbet Land stage. A character can grab this item and throw it at an opponent, who is frozen for a short time after being hit.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

While not referred to by name, obstacles resembling Freezies appear in the Gleam Glacier levels of Super Princess Peach. The player needs to use Peach's Rage Vibe in order to melt and pass them.

Mario Super Sluggers[edit]

Freezies, as seen at Peach Ice Garden

In Mario Super Sluggers, Freezies appear as stage hazards in Peach Ice Garden, sliding around on the ice. One is also seen crashing into Toad while he is trying to catch a baseball in the game's introductory cut scene. Fortunately for Toad, Blue Toad appears and accidentally slips, crashing into the Freezie and freeing Toad.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Freezies appear in Luigi Bros., an additional game featured in Super Mario 3D World. Like the other enemies in Luigi Bros., Freezies behave in the same way as Mario Bros., which this game is based on.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Fighter Fly pose SMM.png

A Freezie makes a cameo appearance in Super Mario Maker. While the player wears the Fighter Fly costume available after version 1.20 of the game, if +Control Pad up is pressed and held, the costume will turn into a Freezie.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Freezie Trophy101.PNG Mario Bros. Arcade
Freezies slip and slide along smooth surfaces and will happily slide off the edge of a stage if left alone. In Mario Bros., they would stop and freeze portions of the ground; in Super Smash Bros. Melee, they can be picked up and hurled as weapons. Hit a foe with a Freezie, and he or she will be temporarily encased in a huge block of ice.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Freezie BrawlTrophy517.png NES Mario Bros. An item that freezes people. If you're frozen, you can't lift a finger to defend yourself. You can break out of ice by shaking the Control Stick back and forth. Hit someone with a Freezie, and you'll hear a delightful sound declaring your success, but frozen enemies don't fly very far. Freezies tend to break easily when carried.
GBA Super Mario Advance

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Freezie SSB4TrophyFreezie.png Arcade Mario Bros. (1983)
GBA Super Mario Advance (06/2001)
Use this item to make a game of freeze tag chillingly literal. Once thrown, the first character to touch the Freezie will be frozen solid, turning into an easy target for a beating. If you happen to be on the receiving end, it's time to try and move around quickly to warm yourself up! This item will slide along the ground until someone picks it up. Then the first person it hits will get frozen in a block of ice and be a sitting duck for any attacks that come their way. Carefull, though - if you attack a Freezie and make it break, you might get frozen yourself! If that happens, do some wiggling around to get free!

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フリーザー

Spanish Tempanito Diminutive of témpano (floe)
French Congélo From congeler (to freeze).
German Froster -
Italian Surgelino
Congelino (Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 manual)
From surgelato (frozen).
From congelare (to freeze).
Russian Фризи
Korean 얼음덩이
Chunk of ice


  1. ^ Super Mario Advance Prima's Official Game Guide, page 91.
  2. ^ Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga instruction booklet, page 39.
  3. ^ Mario character book, page 194