Spindrift SM64
Species Spindrift
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Location(s) Cool, Cool Mountain, Snowman's Land
Damage medium
Received When Killed Three Coins

Spindrifts are enemies in the games Super Mario 64 and
Super Mario 64 DS.

Despite their feminine appearance, their original, Japanese name Fuwafuwa-san (aka "Mr. Fluffy") indicates, that they are in fact male beings.

Appearance Edit

Spindrifts are humanoid creatures roughly about Mario's size. They have a round, white head with two black eyes and a mouth. They wear a pink flower on top of their head. The rest of their body consists of what appears to be a yellow dress with a green collar.

It is unknown, if the left and right strands of their collars also function as arms, as they never use them.

Locations Edit

Cool, Cool Mountain

Snowman's Land

Attacks Edit

Spindrifts have no attack other than trying to walk into Mario and his friends.

Behaviour Edit

As long as Mario doesn't get too close to them, the Spindrifts will harmlessly wander around their starting location. If Mario approaches them, they will turn around to face him and slowly walk towards him.

Sometimes they will ignore him alltogether, though and keep wandering around despite his presence or walk past him.

How to deal with them Edit

Mario can defeat the Spindrift by using pretty much any of his jumps or basic attacks. A single hit will take it out, but if the Spindrift was defeated by jumping onto it, it provide a secondary effect.

Jumping onto a Spindrift gives Mario an extra boost, causing him to perform something akin to a double jump. At the top of the boost provided by the Spindrift, Mario will start spinning with his arms stretched out, while slowly descending back to the ground.

Mario can be controlled while spinning, which allows him to reach locations, that would otherwise be impossible to reach without the Spindrift's involuntary help. (or sometimes also a Koopa Shell)

Coins and Similarities to other Enemies Edit

Once the Spindrift has been defeated, he will drop three regular coins.

The special effect, that allows Mario to perform a spin jump in mid-air is shared by another, albeit aerial, enemy. This other enemy type is the Fly Guy, which appears in a variety of levels.

Gallery Edit

Snowman's Land Edit