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Freezie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Freezie artwork from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
First appearance Mario Bros. (1983)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: Super Rush (2021)
“Did you see that? I was ignored! He's cold! So cold!”
Toad, Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

A Freezie (originally known as a Slipice, alternatively spelled Freezy[1][2] and also known as icicle[3] or ice[4]) is an enemy made entirely of ice that first appeared in the arcade game Mario Bros. They vary greatly in size and shape, but each have a distinct puzzled expression. Occasionally, Freezies (alternatively pluralized Freezys[5][6]) 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 Phase 9 (Phase 10 in Japan). When a Freezie reaches the center of a platform, it coats 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 appear for that phase. Hitting a Freezie from below destroys it and awards the player five hundred points. Freezies do not count as regular enemies, meaning Mario and Luigi do not have to clear them from the stage to complete the level. If Mario or Luigi touch a Freezie, they lose a life; unlike most enemies, Freezies only reverse direction if they bump into another enemy, which is the only way they can reach and freeze the upper platforms.

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. In these games, they have a wider, more rounded design than in the Mario games. When a Freezie appears, it slides 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 is defenseless for a few seconds, allowing other characters to attack the incapacitated foe. The larger the opponent's damage, the longer they are 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.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a Freezie appears as a support spirit.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash!![edit]

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, large, stationary Freezies (also referred to as Icelings)[7] are located on the ice lake at the end of the racetrack Sherbet Land. If a character drives into a Freezie, their kart becomes frozen in a block of ice for a few seconds. After being hit (by kart or item), a Freezie slides along the ground until it hits a wall and shatters. However, a sliding Freezie can still freeze any karts that it runs into.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

In Mario Kart 8

In Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Freezies appear as hazards once again on the GCN Sherbet Land course, which is now a retro track. 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 Kart Live: Home Circuit

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit[edit]

Freezies return in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit as obstacles, where they freeze racers upon contact like in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.[8]

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 6[edit]

In Mario Party 6, during the night at Snowflake Lake, Freezies block players from accessing other paths.

Mario Party 8[edit]

The Freezie from Mario Party 8

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 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 occasionally slide onto the court and freeze half of a character's play area. Hitting the POW Block stops it.

Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix[edit]

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

Freezies reappear in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. In this game, a huge Freezie is the boss of World Four and is the keeper of the fourth Music Key, with the key being lodged inside the Freezie's head. This huge Freezie resides on the top of a snow-capped mountain and is surrounded by normal Freezies. When Mario (or Luigi) and Toad arrive to retrieve the key, Toad asks the huge Freezie to return the Music Key, and the Freezie does not respond. As such, Toad tells Mario to melt the giant icicle with his "burning hot dance moves." As the player starts dancing, the huge Freezie attempts to block the player's dance steps with ice and the player counters this by activating Fire Flowers on the beat. Once the player finishes the song the huge Freezie melts away and Mario recovers the final 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]

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. Like other roadblocking enemies, they are absent from the in-game Glossary.

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 series[edit]

Super Mario 3D World / Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury[edit]

Freezies appear in Luigi Bros., an additional game featured in Super Mario 3D World and its Nintendo Switch port. Like the other enemies in Luigi Bros., Freezies behave in the same way as they did in Mario Bros., which the game is based on.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Freezie ('"`UNIQ--templatestyles-00000000-QINU`"'<span style="cursor:help"><span title="+Control Pad up">x16px|link=|+Control Pad up</span></span> of Fighter Fly), in Super Mario Maker.

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 turns into a Freezie.

LEGO Super Mario[edit]

A Freezie is one of the figures in Series 4 of the Character Packs in the LEGO Super Mario line of merchandise.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 意地悪
登場ゲーム ブラザー

Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Ill-tempered
Game appearances: Bros.
A jerk who freezes and slips on the floor.
An ice spirit shaped like bamboo shoots. It uses magic to freeze the floor. Frozen floors are slippery and very dangerous. Knock them down by hitting them from below before they freeze the floor.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Freezie Freezie 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 trophy[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 trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Freezie Freezie's trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effects How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
Freezie Freezie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mario Bros. Series Support (1) Novice Freezie Equipped World of Light (Light Realm) Ice Climbers Rule: Item: Freezie
  • The enemy starts the battle with a Freezie
Mario Bros. (Battlefield) Mario Bros.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Freezie.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スリップアイス[citation needed]


Chinese 冰人[11][12]
Bīng Rén
Derived from Japanese name
French Congélo From congeler (to freeze)
French (NOE) Glaçon[13] Ice cube
German Froster
Italian Surgelino
Congelino[13] (Super Mario Advance and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 manual)
From surgelato (frozen)
From congelare (to freeze)
Korean 얼음덩이
Chunk of ice
Portuguese (NOA) Freezer -
Portuguese (NOE) Gelinho Ice + dimminutive suffix -inho
Russian Фризи
Spanish Tempanito Diminutive of témpano (floe)
Spanish (NOE) Congelador[13] Freezer[14]


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