Strollin' Stu

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This article is about the enemy from Super Mario Sunshine also known as Kuri. For the enemy from Wario Land 3, see Kuri.
Strollin' Stu
A Strollin' Stu in Super Mario Sunshine.
Artwork from Super Mario Sunshine.
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variants
Dango
Smolderin' Stu
Swipin' Stu
Winged Strollin' Stu
Relatives
Galoomba
Goomba
Wanderin' Goom
“Except... you dummy! I tricked you, Mario! It was all a lie from the start!”
Strollin' Stu, Super Mario Manga Mania, page 36

Strollin' Stus[1], also known as Hamkuri[2][3], Goombas[4], and Kuri[5], are Goomba-esque creatures inhabiting Isle Delfino that are found in the game Super Mario Sunshine. They are squat and pudgy and have a bulbous nose, bright reddish-pinkish high-tucked spotted trousers, and a waddling gait. They are the most common variant of Strollin' Stus encountered in the game. They will charge at Mario should he get too close. If sprayed with water, they flip over, allowing Mario to spray them away or walk into them to kick them away. Strollin' Stus can be defeated by jumping on them, by having Yoshi eat them, or by spraying or kicking them into a wall, causing them to splatter and occasionally release coins. If Mario jumps on a knocked-over Strollin' Stu while multiple have been sprayed, all of them are defeated, and if Mario does this with at least three Strollin' Stus, a 1-Up Mushroom appears in the place of the jumped on Strollin' Stu.

In the first episode of Bianco Hills, a special variety of Strollin' Stu appears, being constantly spawned from a thick blob of brown goop on the ground. These Strollin' Stus have a spatter of brown goop on their heads, but otherwise are identical to other Strollin' Stus. The brown generator pops like a bubble upon being sprayed.

In certain secret areas, Strollin' Stus can also be spawned indefinitely from pictures of them on walls; these Strollin' Stus lack the spatter on their heads, and their generator simply gets washed away like normal graffiti markings.

There are a large variant of the Strollin' Stus that appear in Pinna Park and at Delfino Airstrip after the flood, alongside regular Strollin' Stus. They act exactly like normal Strollin' Stus. The one in Pinna Park is at the bottom of a Dango; when it is defeated, all Strollin' Stus that make up the rest of the Dango will also be defeated. They are immune to being turned into Yoshi Platforms.

Thus far, Strollin' Stus have appeared only in Super Mario Sunshine, though their name appears on Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Golf: Advance Tour's score chart.

A Strollin' Stu has a major role in the Super Mario-kun chapter "The Super-Sad Red Coin Tale!" In the chapter, Mario encounters a Strollin' Stu who is spreading paint with a paintbrush. The Strollin' Stu falls over, and F.L.U.D.D notices that something is wrong. He then explains, after being sprayed with water, that his sister is sick, that he is tired and has no vacation days, that his job is to cover the town in paint, that he has not recently hit his job quota, that his sister and himself are "done for at this rate", and that Mario can cure his sister's illness by collecting eight Red Coins. Mario initially leaves him; however, the Strollin' Stu mentions that his sister won a beauty contest, interesting Mario. During this part of the chapter, he ends his sentences with -Stu (i:e "Mario, it's in your hands-Stu"). Mario collects and gives him the Red Coins, and, speaking normally, he informs Mario that his sister's illness was a lie. His sister, covered in makeup wearing bows on her head, congratulates her brother. Mario is surprised that she won a beauty contest. He reveals that his plan was to have Mario get himself hurt while gathering the Red Coins, allowing him to defeat Mario, while using the Red Coins collected to "rise up in the rankings". Mario informs him that the Red Coins he gave to him were actually tomato slices. He then uses the real Red Coins to heal himself. He then punches the Strollin' Stu.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Hamukuri[6]
(internal)
クリン[7]
Kurin
Possibly from 「ハムスター」 (hamusutā, hamster) and 「栗」 (kuri, chestnut)

From 「栗」 (kuri, chestnut) or「クリボン」(Kuribon, Galoomba)
German Stu Stu
Italian Stu Vagante Strollin' Stu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.
  2. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 32.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 5.
  4. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 63.
  5. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 132.
  6. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/bianco0.szs/scene/hamukuri
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 99.