Spike Bass

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Spike Bass
NSMB Spike Bass Model.png
Model of the Spike Bass
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Variant of Mega Cheep-Cheep
Spiny Cheep-Cheep
Relatives
Porcupuffer
The Spike Bass as seen in-game

The Spike Bass[1] is an enemy in New Super Mario Bros. It resembles an oversized brown tadpole with a pale underbelly. It also has beaming yellow eyes, sharp teeth, and spikes all over its body.

The Spike Bass appears in World 2-A and World 3-C. The Spike Bass jumps from the water and tries to attack Mario or Luigi in a pattern extremely similar to that of a Boss Bass but with no danger of being eaten. This enemy can be defeated with a fireball, a Koopa Shell, a Starman, or a Mega Mushroom. However, once it is defeated, another Spike Bass will appear after a few seconds to continue the pursuit. Later games give this enemy's behavior to Porcupuffer, which formerly did not jump.

Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

New Super Mario Bros. data/enemy/togepuku.nsbmd togepuku Spiny Cheep-Cheep

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガプク[2]
Igapuku
Spike Cheep; based on「トゲプク」(Togepuku, Spiny Cheep-Cheep)
German Stachel-Barsch Sting Perch
Italian Spunzo Pesce[3] Spike Fish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Player's Guide. Page 12.
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 114