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You know those "Spike" guys in Super Mario Bros. 3 that are always vacuuming? Yep, that's right, they're vacuuming.

Unfortunately the internet contains no screenshot or sprite of these guys (and the All-Stars version doesn't vacuum), even though there are sprite sheets with all the other SMB3 enemies in the game, and even the king that turned into a Spike, but none with the actual Spike enemy sprite. Does anyone remember the stage they were in, to maybe find a youtube video of it?

And I didn't see the pencil until you mentioned it, but...

pencils aren't black!

Black pencils are black. It looks like a black pencil-crayon.

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Black pencils are black. It looks like a black pencil-crayon.

normal pencils aren't black

they're yellow/orange

and no it doesn't

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Regarding the pencil gun, I never played Goldeneye, and I still knew that it was a damn pencil.

In fact, until just now, I was unaware that there was an actual barrel underneath the pencil.

I figured it shot little bits of graphite.

deadly, deadly graphite.

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fr: I think they're talking about the front sight on the gun, not the ammo.

the ammo isn't black

OK I see it now:

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250px-SMB3_Spike.jpg

You know those "Spike" guys in Super Mario Bros. 3 that are always vacuuming? Yep, that's right, they're vacuuming.

Unfortunately the internet contains no screenshot or sprite of these guys

Well, it was easy to find if you ask me.

anismb3spike.gif

What is so odd about them, I can't really notice it.

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How did you find it???

What is so odd about them, I can't really notice it.

When it walks (which is most of the time in the game) it looks like it's pushing a vacuum back and forth with its hand. Kind of hard to see in that gif...

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How did you find it???

There is a place full of stuff related to Mario, including gifs. Never heard of TMK?

When it walks (which is most of the time in the game) it looks like it's pushing a vacuum back and forth with its hand. Kind of hard to see in that gif...

Kind of hard to find a decent youtube video of him as well. All speed runs include magic whistles to skip the levels and other cheating.

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All this talk about Valentina has reminded me of something.

ZS Samus has jiggle physics in at least one cutscene in Brawl. Did anyone else notice that?

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My first interpretation of the Subrosians in Oracle of Seasons:

By now I'm completely incapable of looking at the sprites and seeing little hooded people.

This could be a whole topic of its own. There are so many sprites I misunderstood as a child. I never got Geno, for one. He always looked like he had a growth on his face, or his nose was mutated or something. Actually hair though.

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There are so many sprites I misunderstood as a child. I never got Geno, for one. He always looked like he had a growth on his face, or his nose was mutated or something. Actually hair though.

This.

I thought it was his nose. It wasn't until I bought the players guide that I noticed it was his hair. I knew he had hair of course but I thought they just fucked up the sprite. lol

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My first interpretation of the Subrosians in Oracle of Seasons:

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By now I'm completely incapable of looking at the sprites and seeing little hooded people.

On this note, did anyone else ever misinterpret/wonder what the hell this sprite from Kid Icarus was supposed to be?

NES-sprites_31.png

I always thought it looked like he was frowning and had a beard.

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On this note, did anyone else ever misinterpret/wonder what the hell this sprite from Kid Icarus was supposed to be?

NES-sprites_31.png

I always thought it looked like he was frowning and had a beard.

Haha, I can see that, though it wasn't my first impression.

Oh god now I can't make the beard version go away

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