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SM64DS Snufit Model.png
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)

Snufits[1], also known as Sniffits[2], are ghost-like cousins of Snifits. They have a round Boo-like appearance, and have a white mask. Their name may be a pun on "snuff it," a colloquialism for dying.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64[edit]

They appear in the toxic maze of Hazy Maze Cave and in the Cavern of the Metal Cap. When Mario comes close to one, it will shoot a burst of small bullets out of its mouth like a Snifit, although this action is preceded by briefly swelling up like a balloon before firing in Super Mario 64. Snufits can be defeated by jumping on them.

Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

They reappear in this game, behaving very similarly to previously. Unlike the original version, their design was more faithful to the black-masked Snifits, save for the lack of legs and ability to float, which is the same in both versions of the game. Their shape was also more like the regular Snifit design, thus resembling a Boo Guy.

Mario Party 2[edit]

In Mario Party 2, on the Space Land board, the members of the Snifit Patrol are in fact Snufits, as proven by their speech icons. In Mario Party Superstars, they are replaced by ordinary Snifits.[3]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムーチョ[4]
Yūrei Mūcho[5]
Same as Snifit (Super Mario 64)

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


  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 13.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael. Prima Nintendo DS Pocket Guide, page 269.
  3. ^ Nintendo. June 15, 2021. Mario Party Superstars - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2021 YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  4. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  5. ^ Super Mario 64 DS internal object name (YUREI_MUCHO)
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 86