Swipin' Stu

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Swipin' Stu
Artwork of the Swipin' Stu enemy in Super Mario Sunshine.
Artwork from Super Mario Sunshine.
First appearance Super Mario Sunshine (2002)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Variant of Winged Strollin' Stu
Comparable
Flaptack
Ukiki

Swipin' Stu[1][2] (also known as Doro Kuri[3] or Kuri[4], and erroneously referred to as a Flying Goomba[5]) is a green variety of Winged Strollin' Stu in the game Super Mario Sunshine that appears in episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8 of Pinna Park on its beach.

Swipin' Stus are larger than the blue Winged Strollin' Stus. The green pattern travels over the Stu's head, similar to a hoodie. Their skin is slightly darker than that of a normal Strollin' Stu. Swipin' Stus attack when Mario walks beneath them, attempting to land on him. If a Swipin' Stu succeeds, it steals his cap and spontaneously sprouts a mustache similar to Mario's. Without his cap, Mario slowly loses health when in direct sunlight. To retrieve his cap, Mario must either Ground Pound the Swipin' Stu and take it back, or re-enter Pinna Park. Swipin' Stus drop five coins when defeated.

Originally, Swipin' Stus with feet and no wings were intended to appear during the boss fight with King Boo.[6] They do not appear in the final game.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハネクリン(緑)[7]
Hanekurin (midori)
Dorohane[8]
(internal)
Winged Strollin' Stu (green); compare with Hanekurin (ao)

From dorobō (bandit) and hanekuri (Winged Strollin' Stu); note that the unused variant is "dorokuri"[9]
German Räuber-Stu Robber Stu
Italian Stu-Vagante volante[10]
Para Stu verde[11]
Flying Strollin' Stu
Green Para Stu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodgson, David S J, Bryan Stratton, and Stephen Stratton. Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 17.
  2. ^ Nintendo of America (September 16, 2020). Did Swipin’ Stu really think no one would recognize him like this? #SuperMario3DAllStars. Twitter. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  3. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 6.
  4. ^ Bogenn, Tim, and Doug Walsh. Super Mario Sunshine BradyGames Official Strategy Guide. Page 82.
  5. ^ Loe, Casey. Super Mario Sunshine Perfect Guide. Page 70.
  6. ^ TCRF
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 99.
  8. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/pinnaBeach3.szs/scene/hanekuri/dorohane.bmd
  9. ^ Super Mario Sunshine, internal filename root/data/scene/delfinoBoss.szs\scene\dorokuri
  10. ^ Italian Super Mario Sunshine Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 101.
  11. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, Super Mario Sunshine section, page 100.