Talk:Snapjaw

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Wii Fit?[edit]

Where is it confirmed that the creatures in the tightrope game are Snapjaws? This seems akin to speculation in my mind. Bop1996 (Talk)

It said they had a totally different appearance so I deleted it. Thanks for noting that. PikaSamus (talk)

Alright then. Bop1996 (Talk)

Yoshi's Island DS[edit]

Shouldn't the Yoshi's Island DS Snap Jaws be split, seeing as how they look completely different and have different names in English and Japanese? Niiue (talk) 20:32, 14 August 2017 (EDT)

I was going to say that the same can almost be said of the original Donkey Kong Jr. enemy and the Mario vs. Donkey Kong version (as with Nitpicker), but seeing that all the toy enemies were split in the latter when these don't appear to be mechanical and I think they have more passive behavior in Yoshi's Island DS, it would be consistent with that idea. I suppose the articles would be split between Snapjaw and Snap Jaw? LinkTheLefty (talk) 21:05, 14 August 2017 (EDT)
Yeah, that split sounds about right. Niiue (talk) 21:33, 14 August 2017 (EDT)

The Snap Jaw in Yoshi's Island DS is clearly an homage to its own appearance in "DK Jr". We should keep it where it is to avoid confusion. Also, the fact that they have different Japanese names says nothing at all... Re-reading LinkTheLefty's comment made me change my mind. In DK Jr. and across the MvsDK series, Snapjaws were mechanical, whereas the Yoshi's Island DS Snap Jaws are organic. We should split them to keep consistency with other situations, such as Shy Guy/Shy Guy (toy), Ninji/Ninji (toy), Monkikki/Monchee etc. -- -- ByeGuy1.png ByeGuy.png ByeGuy2.png

I know this dated by a year, but should we split? Some of you seem to be ok for this idea, and i agree about those fact about appearance and name. --FanOfYoshi (talk) 11:22, 7 September 2018 (EDT)
Well, there hasn't been any objections in all this time, so let's do it for consistency with the split of organic and mechnical enemies. LinkTheLefty (talk) 21:22, 8 September 2018 (EDT)
I'd also like to point out the differences between a metal bear trap monster and a plastic toy alligator. Not much pointed to arcade/GB Snapjaw being a crocodilian, iirc. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:54, 8 September 2018 (EDT)
Good point; however, this description does call it a crocodilian monster, and splitting Snapjaw/Alligator would also call into question Nitpicker/Bird (although, by that token, neither of them were "toys" back in Donkey Kong Jr., so perhaps a case can be made there after all). LinkTheLefty (talk) 22:14, 8 September 2018 (EDT)

Update: the Prima guide for Yoshi's Island DS states the following in the page 110 "Commentary" box: "Snap Jaws? If these mini croc mouths look familiar to you, then you’ve likely pumped as many quarters into Donkey Kong Jr. as I have. Seeing these toothy fellas make a return engagement in this game to terrorize Baby DK is a cool bit of nostalgia that any gamer who grew up during the heyday of arcades can appreciate." This suggests that they are the same as Snapjaws. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:11, December 29, 2019 (EST)

But it's just a Prima guide, and you know that Prima guides sometimes have flaws. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 14:39, December 29, 2019 (EST)
Prima guides are perfectly valid sources; "sometimes messes up" doesn't mean "completely uncitable". TheDarkStar MLBISBJJDarkStar.png 14:43, December 29, 2019 (EST)
It honestly seems more to me like one author saw them and thought "Oh hey, that reminds me of..." more than they were actually intended as the same thing. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:50, December 29, 2019 (EST)
Yeah, same. --SMW2yoshi.gif FanOfYoshi 15:17, December 29, 2019 (EST)

"Snap Claw"[edit]

In the Get Ready For Mini Mario-Mayhem Throughout The World! press release, the name "Snap Claw" is mentioned: "Sidekicks Mummy Guy and Snap Claw will do everything in their power to ensure the Mini Mario’s do not reach the exit door preventing our Mini Mario’s from moving onto the next level." The name is similar enough to Snap Jaw (as it was spelled for another game at the same time) and may be a unique name for the toy variant, but "claw" is rather unusual. Could it instead be a name for a different enemy like, say, Cuttacutta? Unfortunately, all we have to go on is this isolated mention. LinkTheLefty (talk) 14:26, January 23, 2020 (EST)

Cuttacutta seems more likely to me, but who knows? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:59, January 23, 2020 (EST)
I suppose we will just have to treat it as a typo (also considering other grammatical errors in the press release), unless someone can find more details. LinkTheLefty (talk) 06:59, January 26, 2020 (EST)