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Tweesters, also known as Whirlwinds, are tornado-like enemies found in the Mario franchise that try to touch the player, sending them into the air in an attempt to redirect their movements and hinder their progression. In all of the games, they cannot harm the player directly and can only attempt to force them into a more dangerous situation. They are usually found in desert levels.
Tweesters debut in Paper Mario, where they forcefully blow Mario one screen to the north and one screen to the east in Dry Dry Desert if he comes into contact with them. It is typically a poor choice to touch them, as the player can easily get lost within the vast sands. However, one particular Tweester (in an area with blue cacti) can be used to throw Mario next to the Spin Attack badge on top of a high rock which cannot be reached by any other means.
Mario Party series
In Mario Party 5, a Tweester appears in the minigames Twist 'n' Out and Wind Wavers. In Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, and Mario Party 7, an orb called the Tweester Orb appears, being based on them in appearance and function.
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