Fwoosh

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Fwoosh
A Fwoosh in Super Mario 64 DS
A Fwoosh from Super Mario 64 DS
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variants
Foo
Ty-foo
Comparable
Fluffy Phantom
Lakitu's Cloud
Ruff Puff

A Fwoosh[1][2] is a cloud enemy that first appeared in Super Mario 64. It attacks by blowing strong gusts of wind in order to push characters off high altitudes.

History[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Fwoosh preparing to blow Mario from the mountaintop in Super Mario 64

In Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS, a single Fwoosh can blow Mario and his cap off Tall, Tall Mountain. Mario cannot defeat the Fwoosh, but Wario can walk right past it with his metal ability. The mountain wall after it is a portal to a secret slide. Yoshi also has the ability to eat the Fwoosh and defeat it by spewing fire at it. The original version depicts the Fwoosh with a partially transparent body, large eyebrows, closed eyes, and a feline-shaped mouth with a happy expression, while the remake gives it a solid, angrier appearance vaguely resembling a Boo. In addition, the DS remake grants the Fwoosh the ability to turn around in order to always face the character. In Super Mario 64 DS, the Fwoosh can be defeated by walking into it while affected by a mushroom.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

A Fwoosh makes a very small cameo in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The Fwoosh appears to blow away the smoke from Thwomp Volcano after the mountain's eruption is put out by the Hydrogush 4000.

Mario Party series[edit]

Fwoosh has also made appearances in the Mario Party series. In Mario Party, the player can warp from world to world by hopping on one in Mini-Game Island. Fwoosh can also bring the player back to the start in Mario's Rainbow Castle. In Mario Party 3, the player automatically jumps on a Fwoosh when jumping at the last block of Awful Tower, and the players ride Fwoosh during the introduction and conclusion of Parasol Plummet.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

A Fwoosh on the "Strong wind!" notification

A Fwoosh appears in Mario Golf: World Tour as the icon for how much wind is blowing on the course. It also appears on the "Strong wind!" notification, blowing away some Fly Guys.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

A Fwoosh appears while Mario, Yoshi, and the Bob-omb Buddy ride on a magic carpet in Rainbow Ride in volume 16 of Super Mario-kun. The Fwoosh blows Mario's hat away, and it lands on a Big Boo.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヒューヒュー[3]
Hyūhyū
An onomatopoeic term for wind's howling
Chinese 咻咻
xiūxiū
Transliteration of Japanese name
German Rokano Anagram of "orkan" (hurricane) with "-o"
Italian Fwoosh[4] -

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Super Mario 64 entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved October 22, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022 23:38:23 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 101.
  3. ^ Sawada. Super Mario-kun, volume 16. (Accessed on 9-24-14)
  4. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 86