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|Buzzy Beetle, Spike Top|
|Lakitus, Koopa Troop|
Spinies are four-legged enemies that appear in the Mario series. They have big, red shells with long and sharp spikes on them. They are said to be pets of the Lakitus, which toss them are Mario to attack him. When Spinies fall from the ceiling, they hide in their shell and bounce off walls. Mario can carry their Shells and he can jump on them, only if the are upside down. Their spikes will harm Mario if he attempts to jump on them, but other methods of attacking can dispatch them.
They appear in Super Mario MHL as a non-playable character but an item that looks like their shell with wings appears.
Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (Amiibo Update)
In the Amiibo update of Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions if you tap the Amiibo/Spiny then you will unlock Captain Spiny and five Spiny allies as playable characters in Bowser Minions Mode.
Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for Switch/3DS (Amiibo)
In Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for Switch/3DS if you tap the Amiibo/Spiny then you will unlock the Spiny Boss in Boss Mode.
Spinies appear in Super Mario Spikers as Power-type sidekicks. Their shells have a more metallic design, and their spikes are replaced with retractable ones that can extend quite far. Spinies will use these spikes to attack opponents or save balls. Their theme is a Hard Rock remix of the underground theme in Super Mario Bros.