|Debut Appearance||Super Mario Bros.|
|Latest Appearance||Paper Mario: Sticker Star|
The Buzzy Beetle (or Buzzy) is a turtle-like creature that has a hard, outer shell that is usually blue. They would hide in their shells when they are jumped on, and similar to a Koopa Troopa, they can be kicked to eliminate other enemies. The shells on the Buzzy Beetle are strong enough to not be harmed by fireballs, and the Buzzy Beetle cannot be defeated from fire.
Super Mario Series
The Buzzy Beetle would make its first appearance in World 4-2 in Super Mario Bros.. After they are jumped on, they will hide in their shells and then can be kicked around the level. They can't be defeated by a fireball and after the player completes the game then restarts the game, the Goombas will be replaced by Buzzy Beetles.
The Buzzy Beetle would also be the False Bowser in World 3-4. This Buzzy Beetle can be defeated by fireballs.
Buzzy Beetle would return in Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, the games remake. They would serve the same purpose as they did in the original.
They would return in Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, they could be found in underwater levels occasionally in World 9. They would be invulnerable in these levels because they cannot be jumped on while underwater.
Buzzy Beetles could be found in Super Mario Bros. 3. They could climb and walk on the ceilings in the levels and will drop down to the floor when an intruder draws near them and spin along the ground to attack. In the remake of the game Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, the Red Switch e-Reader Card is scanned and the walking Koopa Troopas would be replaced by Buzzy Beetles. This game would also introduce the Para-Beetle enemy, though it would be seen in only one level.
The Buzzy Beetle would be immune to fireballs in Super Mario World though they could be swallowed up by Yoshi. They would hide in their shells after being humped on and be used to hit other enemies. Spike Tops are Buzzy Beetles that are introduced in this game. These Beetles have a spike on the top of their shells so they cannot be harmed by being jumped on but Mario/Luigi can jump on them with the Spin Jump or Yoshi. Bony Beetles would also be introduced in this game as undead skeleton enemies of the Buzzy Beetle.
Buzzy Beetles wouldn't reappear until New Super Mario Bros. They would be rare in this game as they would appear only in World 5-C, and World 6-Tower 2. They could be kicked on when they are jumped on and are immune to fire. Spike Tops would return in this game as well.
They would return in New Super Mario Bros. Wii in a few levels. There could be a group of them found in World 6-3 on the ceiling and will only fall on Mario when they get close to them. They would return in 8-1 and wouldn't fall of the ledge like regular Buzzy Beetles. Spike Tops would return in this game and so would the Para-Beetles. Heavy Para-Beetle would make its first appearance in this game on World 7-6.
Buzzy Beetles will be appearing in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, New Super Mario Bros. 2.
Buzzy Beetles would make appears in each of the Paper Mario games. They are shell enemies that can be jumped on during battle to flip them over onto their shells. Unlike the Koopa Troopa, the Buzzy Beetles will not waste any time flipping back over as they will right themselves back up the next turn.
|Attacks||Shell Toss (2), Ceiling Drop (3), Get Up (Stops being Flipped)|
|Locations||Toad Town Tunnels, Dry Dry Ruins|
Buzzy Beetles could be found in Paper Mario in the Toad Town Tunnels and Dry Dry Ruins. They could be seen occasionally climbing on the ceiling and would drop down to the floor when Mario gets closer and try to attack him. During battle, if the Buzzy Beetle is on the ceiling, they cannot be harmed by Mario's jump attack and could be harmed by a badge that will cause Earthquake. Spike Tops would be encountered inside of Mt. Lavalava and Bony Beetles inside of Bowser's Castle.
This is a Buzzy Beetle. Buzzy Beetles are cute--but mean. Fire attacks don't work very well against these hardheads. If you can flip 'em, though, their defense power falls to 0. Keep flipping 'em, Mario! I heard that they used to flourish all over the place, but now they're only found in dark, shadowy places.
|Attacks||Shell Toss (3), Get Up (Stops being Flipped)|
|Locations||Creepy Steeple, Pirate's Grotto, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 31-39)|
|Items||Power Punch, Slow Shroom, Mini Mr. Mini|
They would return in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year after being first fought in the Glitz Pit. These are red Spike Tops though regular Spike Tops would be blue in this game. They would be a team called the Tiny Spinies.
It's well protected and immune to fire or explosions, but if you flip it over, its Defense drops to zero.
That's a Buzzy Beetle. Awww... It's kinda cute! It's got pretty good Defense... and fire and explosions don't hurt it whatsoever. But, if you jump on it, you can flip it over and drop its Defense down to 0. Then it's at our mercy! Ha! Don't hesitate! Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump! Jump!
|Locations||Downtown of Crag|
Super Paper Mario would see the return of the Buzzy Beetle as well as introduce the Stone Buzzies, which are Buzzy Beetles with a stone shell and will take three hits before being defeated. Located in Downtown of Crag. There would also be dark versions of the Buzzy Beetles, Dark Spike Tops and Dark Stone Buzzies in the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials.
This little guy is built to withstand anything. Even a Muth stampede wouldn't flatten it...Probably.
This is a Buzzy Beetle... It's much tougher than it looks... Max HP is 1, Attack is 1, and Defense is 3. Even flames won't scorch its hard shell... Sometimes, they cling to the ceiling and drop down on your head when you walk by... Not very friendly, Buzzy... Shame on you...
Buzzy Beetles would return in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They would be first seen in the Desert level of the game and would appear in cave area of the games. Their appearance would be based off of their appearance in the "New Super Mario Bros." games.
Buzzy Beetles could be seen in the mini-game, Slot Trot. In this mini-game they would be one of the images that appear on the slots.
They would make another cameo in Mario Party DS as they would be one of the pictures that could be a possible match in the mini-game Memory Mash.
Buzzy Beetles would appear in Mario Party 8 in the mini-game, Glacial Meltdown. This mini-game would feature a Lakitu throwing the Buzzy Beetles onto the ice as obstacles and weapons as the players would attempt to knock one another off the ice to win the mini-game.
Buzzy Beetles would make an appearance in the Goomba Spotting mini-game as a trick in order to make the players miscount as they are suppose to count how many Goombas appear before the mini-game ends. One would also be a puzzle in Jigsaw Jumble.
There would be two golden Buzzy Beetles that make an appearance in Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen. They would attempt to attack the Mario Bros. but be defeated after Mario used his Fire Flower to throw fireballs at them even though Buzzy Beetles are usually immune to them.