Spike Bass

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Spike Bass
A Spike Bass from New Super Mario Bros..
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Variant of Spiny Cheep Cheep
Big Cheep Cheep
A 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 in a pattern extremely similar to 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 defeated, another Spike Bass will return after a few seconds to continue the pursuit. Later games give this enemy's behavior to Porcupuffer, which formerly did not jump.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese イガプク[2]
Spike Cheep
German Stachel-Barsch Sting Perch
Italian Spunzo Pesce[3] Spike Fish


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