Snifit (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars)
|First appearance||Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)|
- “We're pretty sure Mr. Mustache can't break in here. But that turtle looks pretty mean. He could be trouble!”
- —Snifit, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Snifits are characters in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, dark-robed Spookums who serve as both minions and playpals to Booster. The three primary Snifits are aptly named Snifit 1 (or No.1), Snifit 2 (or No.2) and Snifit 3.
The Snifits first meet Mario after Dyna & Mite are returned to their home in Moleville, seen hunting beetles for Booster, accidentally revealing to Mario that a "princess from the sky" is being imprisoned in Booster Tower in the process.
Later, in Booster Tower, Mario, Mallow, Geno, and Bowser can battle the three Snifits. Initially, each of them can be encountered individually. After entering Booster's playroom, Mario must attempt to hide from the Snifits behind curtains as they search for Booster's lost Mario doll. If Mario is found behind these curtains three times by a Snifit, he is forced to battle Booster and the Snifit trio. If he remains hidden, Booster eventually joins in and finds his Mario doll. However, because it is too high for him, he is convinced by Snifit 2 to guilt Mario into knocking it down, subsequently rewarding him with an Amulet.
On Booster Hill, the three Snifits attempt to ram Mario as he races up the hillside after Booster and Princess Toadstool. Mario can jump on the head of a charging Snifit or a rolling barrel to get a boost and reach Toadstool, who rewards him with a Flower each time just before he is knocked back by Booster.
Subsequenlty, in Marrymore, after Booster barges into the wedding hall, interrupting the wedding of Raz and Raini, the three Snifits act as guards, ensuring no one interrupts Booster's forced wedding to Princess Toadstool. After breaking into the wedding hall, the Snifits learn that Princess Toadstool has lost her accessories, begin to search for them, and rely on Mario to bring the accessories they found to Princess Toadstool.
At the end of the battle against Raspberry, the Snifits and Booster appear. Ultimately, the Snifits inadvertently destroy Raspberry after they convince Booster to devour the cake whole.
An unnamed Snifit possibly affiliated with Booster can later be seen in Seaside Town, acting as the manager of Beetles Are Us. Some Spookums, known as Apprentices, train on a hidden obstacle course at Booster Pass, which can be unveiled by jumping on a green switch in Booster Tower. Apprentices can be promoted to Snifit 4, Snifit 5, Snifit 6, and Snifit 7 if Mario and his team are defeated by them, as opposed to a Game Over. The fifth Apprentice cannot be promoted due to Booster only wanting seven Snifits. However, eight Snifits make a small cameo in the ending, composing the audience of Booster's wedding to Valentina, though it is unknown if the eighth Snifit is the shop manager or not.
Snifits are among the few enemies in the game that can be permanently removed from the map; Booster's Snifits can no longer be challenged after Booster Tower is cleared, Spookums disappear permanently if they are defeated, and there are no more Apprentices at Booster Pass after the eighth one.
Despite their loyalty to Booster, they were apparently not very fond of the jobs he gave them, as implied by their Psychopath quote.
|Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy|
|Attack||60||Magic attack||20||Location(s)||Booster Tower||Bonus Flower||Lucky! (80%)|
|Defense||60||Magic defense||20||Weak||Ice||Items||Mushroom (25%)|
|Evade||0%||Magic evade||0%||Strong||None||Morph rate||0%|
|Coins||15||Exp. points||2||Spells||Static E!, Bolt, Blizzard||Sp. attacks||Bullet Shot, Gunk Ball|
|Psychopath||"Minimum wage for THIS?!"|
Names in other languages
|Play on「ブッキー」(Bukkī, Booster) and「部下」(buka, subordinate)|