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-The Fortress map icon. 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 they look away, the Hot Foot will resume walking towards them. Unlike Boos, Hot Feet can only move along the ground. Hot Feet can only be defeated by Hammer Mario's hammers or touching them while invincible.

The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3[edit]

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 of its candle and chases after Mario and Luigi for a brief time.

Nintendo Adventure Books[edit]

In the Nintendo Adventure Book Koopa Capers, a large number of Hot Feet appear guarding a coin-filled cave Luigi can find in the Magma Pits. After Luigi collects some of the coins, the Hot Feet will 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 Fire Snakes. Referencing the confusion over the plural version of their name, Luigi is unable to decide on whether or not to call them Hot Feet or Hot Foots.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウォーク[2]
German Hotfoot Hot Foot
Italian Piedone bollente Big Hot Foot
Korean 워크[3]


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