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The Spiked Ball is a weapon in several games, mostly handheld Nintendo games. It can often serve as an obstacle.

Shantae Series

  • A Spike Ball is introduced as an Item in Shantae's first game on GameBoy. It's use is to rotate around the player and damage any enemy who touches it.
  • In the second game, Risky's Revenge, Shantae can buy a Spiked Ball, and upgrade it to the Spiked Ball x 2 and x 3. The upgrades add an additional Spiked Ball, allowing the Item to do three times as much damage.

Super Mario Bros Series

  • Spiked Balls often appear in Mario games as obstacles. The most notable examples are from the New Super Mario Bros series. They are very similar to the circular saw enemies.
  • In Luigi's Mansion, the Bowser Suit can attack using Spiked Balls. These require sucking up with the vacuum and shooting back at Bowser.

Kid Icarus Series

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising sees Spiked Balls as a simple power-up, acting very similarly to the ones in Shantae. They spin around the player and damage anything they collide with.