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Spiky Snifits are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and its remake, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. They only appear in battle alongside Gritty Goombas and Anuboos in Teehee Valley.
Spiky Snifits are seemingly designed as a cross between a Pokey and a Snifit, based on their Japanese name; where Pokeys generally appear segmented, Spiky Snifits are instead depicted as stylized stationary saguaro cacti wearing Snifit masks. In the remake, their defeat sprite shows they also have a pair of tiny legs under the ground.
Spiky Snifits shoot projectiles at the Mario Bros., with two hints as to whom their target is. Prior to attacking, it shifts back and forth; if its right arm becomes visible, the enemy attacks Mario, and if it waves its left arm, Luigi is the target. Secondly, the Spiky Snifit's mouth may vibrate before it actually attacks, spitting the object at a low arc directly towards its target; if it fires immediately instead, the spat object bounces harmlessly over the target's head.
The projectile is either a spiked ball or a mushroom; the spiked balls have a chance to poison the Bros. if they hit. Conversely, any Mushrooms that "hit" Mario or Luigi in the original game will be added to the inventory; in the remake, they will heal some of the Bros.’ HP.
Spiky Snifits are weak to Mario's Firebrand, and cannot be jumped on unless Mario or Luigi are wearing one of the "Spiny-Killer Jump" badges. Upon defeat in the original game, they may drop a Red Pepper or Syrup; in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, the Syrup is replaced with the Pokey Flower, a clothing item that increases the damage of First Strikes.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
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