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, making its first game appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3.


Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 3, Hot Feet inhabit the candles of fortresses, first appearing in World 4-Sprite of Fortress from Super Mario Bros. 3 1. A Hot Foot's behavior is similar to that of a Boo. If Mario or Luigi looks at one, it will stand still, and if he looks away, the Hot Foot will resume walking towards him. Unlike Boos, Hot Feet can move only along the ground. Hot Feet can be defeated only by Hammer Mario's hammers or touching them while invincible.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

A Hot Foot
A Hot Foot in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

A single Hot Foot makes an appearance in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 in the episode "Princess Toadstool for President," where it leaps off its candle and chases after Mario and Luigi for a brief time.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In Koopa Capers, a large number of 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]

種族 ゴースト族
性格 ずるい
登場ゲーム 3

Hot Foot
Tribe: Ghost clan
Disposition: Crafty
Game appearances: 3
What's that? The candles are burning!
It pretends to be a candle on the wall, a treacherous thing. Only the flames 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]
German Hotfoot Hot Foot
Italian Piedone bollente Big Hot Foot
Korean 워크[4]


  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 English instruction booklet, page 38.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 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), page 43.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. 3 Japanese instruction booklet, page 39.
  4. ^ Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition Korean instruction booklet, page 30.