Snifit (Super Mario 64)

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Snifit
Sniffit
Model in Super Mario 64 DS
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Snifit
Boo Guy
Notable members
Snifit Patrol (Mario Party 2)

Snifits[1] (originally known as Snufits),[2] known as Sniffits in Super Mario 64 DS,[3] are enemies that appear in Super Mario 64. Different sources list them as either an unusual design of the enemies of the same name or ghost-like cousins of them. They resemble their original versions, as they wear masks with bullet-shooting mouth nozzles, but are noticeably different in that they lack legs and float in the air instead of walking. The name "Snufit" is likely a pun on "snuff it," a colloquialism for dying, while "Sniffit" may simply be a typographical error.

History[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

In Super Mario 64, Snufits appear in the Hazy Maze and Cavern of the Metal Cap. They have a round Boo-like appearance and wear white masks. When Mario approaches a Snufit, it shoots a burst of small bullets out of its mouth, although this action is preceded by briefly swelling up like a balloon before firing. Snufits can be defeated by any basic attack.

Sniffits reappear in Super Mario 64 DS, retaining their behavior. Here, their design is more faithful in appearance and shape to black-masked Snifits, but they have long sleeves and long tails, making them resemble Boo Guys. Their heights from the ground have also been made less varied.

Mario Party 2[edit]

In Mario Party 2, on the board Space Land, the members of the Snifit Patrol are in fact this variant of Snifit, as proven by their speech icons. In Mario Party Superstars, they are replaced by ordinary Snifits.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムーチョ[4]
Mūcho
ゆうれいムーチョ[5]
Yūrei Mūcho
Snifit (Super Mario 64)

Yūrei Snifit (Super Mario 64 DS), an allusion to Boo Guy
French Snufit[6] -
Italian Snifit[7] -

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Super Mario 64 entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved September 29, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022 23:38:23 UTC via archive.today.)
  2. ^ "SNUFIT Like their cousins, the Snifits, the Snufits hide behind masks. Jump in the air and kick them or punch them if they are close to the ground." — M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 13.
  3. ^ Knight, Michael. Nintendo DS Pocket Guide. Page 269.
  4. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオ64」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario 64), page 4.
  5. ^ 「任天堂公式ガイドブック スーパーマリオ64DS」 (Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook – Super Mario 64 DS), page 024.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 86
  7. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia. Page 86.