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Spike Top Shell
Spike Top Shell
The physical appearance of a Spike Top Shell.
Item Type Power-Up
Kind of Item Koopa Shell
First Appearance Super Mario World (as an object)
Super Mario Crossover Mission (as a power-up)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Realms
Effect
Protects the wearer from any attacks from above and makes them immune to fire.

The Spike Top Shell is an item that appears in the Super Mario series. As its name suggests, it is the shell of a Spike Top.

In Paper Mario games, Spike Tops have an attack where they go into their shell and speed right into Mario. In some Mario games, if a Spike Top is hit, it will retreat into its shell like Koopa Troopas and Buzzy Beetles.

Appearances

Super Mario Crossover Mission

The Spike Top Shell makes its first appearance as a power-up in this game. The user can climb walls and walk across ceilings, and cannot be damaged from above when crouching. He/she is also immune to fire enemies such as Fire Bros., Podoboos, and Fire Snakes. However, as the user takes more hits from such an enemy, the shell becomes weaker, eventually shattering and causing them to revert to their Super form.

Super Mario Realms

Super Mario Realms marks the return of the Spike Top Shell power-up after a long absence from Lone Planet's projects. It grants the wearer the same abilities it did in Super Mario Crossover Mission.