A Spiny from New Super Mario Bros.
|First game||Super Mario Bros. (1985)|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
Spinies are creatures in the Mario series. They first appeared in the Nintendo Entertainment System classic Super Mario Bros., where Lakitus (whom have an unlimited supply of them) would aim and throw them from above toward Mario or Luigi (depending on who the player was). If he failed to do so, the Spiny would come out of his shell and try to harm one of the characters. You can not jump on top of these creatures, because as the name suggests, they have spikes on top of there shell. The only way to beat these pesky monsters is by using a fire flower or a starman. Also, if you can reach Lakitu, kill him before he has a chance to throw the spiny eggs.
In all of the re-releases of the arcade classic Mario Bros., Spinies have replaced Shellcreepers as enemies, though overall they perform the same maneuvers.
The undefeatable SpiniesEdit
In the Nintendo 64 video game Super Mario 64, Spines would (very rarely) appear on Tiny-Huge Island and Rainbow Ride. In these stages, they would, like before, be thrown by Lakitus, however, this time there would be no way to defeat a Spiny at all. This was the only game in which you could not defeat a Spiny.
The only way to defeat them is to punch them to the water or kill it with a Koopa Shell in Tiny-Huge Island. In Rainbow Ride, punch it off a platform.
Doing so will not produce a reward.
Their appearance actually hasn't changed much over the years. They seem to look the same as they did over twenty years ago, while most other enemies' (most notably Koopa Troopas and Bowser) appearances has changed dramatically.
|Major villains||Donkey Kong | Bowser | Foreman Spike | Wart | Ludwig von Koopa | Lemmy Koopa | Roy Koopa | Iggy Koopa | Wendy O. Koopa | Morton Koopa Jr. | Larry Koopa | Tatanga | Virus | Wario | Kamek | Baby Bowser | Smithy | Big Bob-omb | Waluigi | King Boo | Shadow Mario | Petey Piranha | Bowser Jr. | Cackletta | Fawful | Sir Grodus | Lord Crump | Shadow Queen | Princess Shroob | Count Bleck | Dimentio | Pom Pom | Boom Boom|
|Minor villains||Blooper | Bob-omb | Boo | Bullet Bill | Buzzy Beetle | Chain Chomp | Cheep Cheep | Dry Bones | Goomba | Hammer Bros. | Koopa Paratroopa | Koopa Troopa | Lakitu | Magikoopa | Monty Mole | Ninji | Piranha Plant | Pokey | Shroob | Shy Guy | Snifit | Spiny | Thwomp | Whomp | Wiggler|