A Boo
A Boo
First appearance Super Mario Bros. 3
Appearances Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario 64 DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Location(s) Ghost Houses
Attack method Contact
Effective weapon(s) Poltergust 3000

Boos are ghostly creatures from the Mario series. They appear in many games in the main series, as well as spin-off titles. They are generally considered to be the signature undead creature of the series.

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Boos take the shape of something similar to the typical cartoon ghost; they are pasty white orbs with small tails and even smaller arms, their face being merely small beady eyes, wide mouths with spiked teeth and a long tongue almost constantly hanging out.

Role[edit | edit source]

Typical of undead creatures, Boos often linger around so-called "Ghost Houses" or "Haunted Houses", especially in Super Mario World and Super Mario 64.

Some of their involvement is contradictory to their appearance; for example, they play soccer in the Mario Strikers series which is inconsistent to their legless appearance.

Notable Members[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If Mario faces them, it has become known in many of the games of their habit of ceasing movement. Statements from Nintendo indicates this is due to nervousness of some kind.
  • Boos often dislike light and are destroyed on contact with it. This is seen in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2.
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