Hot Foot

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Hot Foot
Artwork of a Hot Foot from Super Mario Bros. 3.
A Hot Foot remaining in the burning candle
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)
Latest appearance Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (2010)

A Hot Foot[1] is a flame-like enemy that first appears in Super Mario Bros. 3. Here, Hot Feet inhabit the candles of fortresses, first appearing in World 4-Fortress 1. Similarly to a Boo, if Mario or Luigi look at a Hot Foot, it will stand still, but if he looks away, the Hot Foot will resume walking towards him. Hot Feet can be defeated only by Hammer Mario's hammers or touching them while invincible.

In The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, only one Hot Foot ever appears, the episode "Princess Toadstool for President," where it leaps off its candle and chases after Mario and Luigi for a brief time.

In Super Mario Bros. Print World, a Hot Foot is included as one of the printable pictures.

In the Nintendo Adventure Book, Koopa Capers, several Hot Feet appear guarding a coin-filled cave Luigi can find in the Magma Pits. After he collects some of the coins, the Hot Feet chase him, leading him to either a Fire Chomp (which can lead to a Game Over) or a door leading to a chamber filled with Firesnakes. Referencing the confusion over the plural version of their name, Luigi is unable to decide on whether to call them Hot Feet or Hot Foots.


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

ウォーク (JP) / Hot Foot (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ゴースト族 Tribe Ghost clan
性格せいかく ずるい Disposition Crafty
登場とうじょうゲーム 3 Game appearances 3


Huh? The candle flame!

It pretends to be a candle on the wall, a treacherous thing. Only the flame will follow you at any moment. Like Boo (p. 116), it stops when you face forward, so turn around from time to time.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーク[3]

French Laflamme[4]
From la flamme ("the flame")
German Hotfoot
Italian Hot Foot[5]
Piedone bollente[6]
Piedone Bollente[7]
Hot/Boiling big-foot
Hot/Boiling Big-foot
Korean 워크[8]


  1. ^ Nintendo (1990). Super Mario Bros. 3 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 38.
  2. ^ 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 43.
  3. ^ Nintendo (1988). スーパーマリオブラザーズ3 (Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Surī) instruction booklet. Nintendo (Japanese). Page 39.
  4. ^ July 4, 2018. Super Mario Encyclopedia. Soleil Productions (French). ISBN 2302070046. Page 35.
  5. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Italian manual. Page 38.
  6. ^ Nintendo (2010). Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Italian manual. Nintendo of Europe (Italian). Page 28.
  7. ^ November 15, 2018. Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Magazzini Salani (Italian). ISBN 889367436X. Page 35.
  8. ^ Nintendo. Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Korean instruction booklet. Nintendo (Korean). Page 30.