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First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
Parent Species Snifit
Boo Guy

Snufits[1], also known as Sniffits (in Super Mario 64 DS)[2], are a ghost-like version of Snifits.[1]

They first appear in Hazy Maze Cave, specifically in the Metal Cavern, during the events of Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. When Mario comes to close to one, it will shoot a burst of small balls 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. In their original appearance, Snufits had white masks like Shy Guys and were round like Boos, while in Super Mario 64 DS, 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.[3][4]

In Mario Party 2 on the Space Land board, the members of the Snifit Patrol bear resemblance to Snufits; however, their lower bodies are obscured by their vehicles, so it is ambiguous as to which species they actually belong to.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ムーチョ[5]
Yūrei Mūcho
Same as Snifit (originally)

Yūrei Snifit (renamed in Super Mario 64 DS), an allusion to Boo Guy


  1. ^ a b Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, page 13.
  2. ^ Knight, Michael. Prima Nintendo DS Pocket Guide, page 269.
  3. ^ Snufits in Super Mario 64. YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. ^ Snufits in Super Mario 64 DS. YouTube. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64完全クリアガイド」 (Super Mario 64 Kanzen Clear Guide)
  6. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64DS任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook)