Spike Top
Spike Top NSMBW
A Spike Top from New Super Mario Bros. Wii
First Game Super Mario World (1990)
Appearances Paper Mario (2001)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Super Paper Mario (2007)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009)
New Super Mario Bros. U (2012)
Homeland Caves
Located Caves
Leader Bowser
Subspecies Mad Mecha-Spike Top
Red Spike Buzzy
Spiky Parabuzzy
Related Buzzy Beetle
Attacks Spike
Defeated by Starman

Spike Top is an enemy first appearing in Super Mario World and appeared in New Super Mario Bros., Super Princess Peach, and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. These Buzzy Beetle variants grip the surface of blocks and march across a series of blocks, with a spike atop their heads to injure Mario. They cannot be defeated by a fireball, which can usually exterminate an enemy, but they can be knocked off the stage if Mario knocks the block the Spike Top is above.


Super Mario World

Spike Tops debuted in cave areas in Super Mario World. Yoshi can eat them. They climb up walls and often come in groups. If they are jumped on, Mario will take damage.

New Super Mario Bros.

They appeared in New Super Mario Bros. acting like they did in Super Mario World. Some would climb on brick blocks, and if the hit the block they would be defeated.

New Super Mario Bros Wii.

They reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and act just as they did in the previous games.

Paper Mario series

Spike Tops in the Paper Mario series vary in appearance. In Paper Mario, Spike Tops are red, while in later Paper Mario games, they are blue. A para-version of the Spike Top is featured in the later Paper Mario games as well. In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a group of red Spike Tops appear as a fighting group in the Glitz Pit.



  • In the early Paper Mario series, Spike Tops had blue shells instead of red. However, there are other related species of Spike Tops named Red Spike Tops.

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