Spindrift

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Spindrift
SpindriftSM64.png
First Appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest Appearance Super Mario 64 DS (2004)
Notable Members
Torkdrift

A Spindrift[1] is a hovering enemy from Super Mario 64. Spindrifts have a spinning flower on their heads which allows them to hover around. They also have a yellow cone at the bottom of their heads. A green leaf-like cape tops the first half of the yellow cone. A Spindrift's head is just a white sphere with two eyes and a small mouth. In the DS remake their heads now have a peach-yellow color, their flowers on their heads are somewhat bigger, their mouths and eyes are smaller and their mouths are now colored black instead of red.

Spindrift in Super Mario 64 DS
A Spindrift in a prototype version of New Super Mario Bros.

If Mario jumps on the creature, the Spindrift releases three coins, and Mario Spin Jumps in the air. This technique could be used to get to other areas in new ways. Spindrifts appear in both snow worlds, Cool, Cool Mountain and Snowman's Land.

Spindrifts were supposed to appear in New Super Mario Bros., but were taken out of the final version and were replaced by the Spin Blocks allowing Mario to perform a Spin Jump[citation needed].

While standard Spindrifts do not appear in Super Mario Odyssey, Torkdrift is loosely based on them.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フワフワさん[2]
Fuwafuwa-san
Mr. Fluffy
Korean 둥둥이씨
Dungdung-i-ssi
Mr. Floating

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pages 10, 41, 86 & 92
  2. ^ Scan of 「スーパーマリオ64のすべて」 (Super Mario 64 no Subete)