Superspicy Curry

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Superspicy Curry
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The Superspicy Curry's artwork from Brawl.
Universe Kirby
Appears in Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Item class Effect
Article on Wikirby Superspicy Curry

Superspicy Curry (激辛カレーライス, Spicy Curry Rice) is an item in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, hailing from the Kirby universe. The item acts as a transformation item that not only allows the player to constantly spew either fireballs in Brawl or a stream of fire in SSB4 and Ultimate, but also changes the mechanics of their movement.

Origin[edit]

The Spicy Curry in Kirby's Dream Land.

The Superspicy Curry first appeared as an item in Kirby's Dream Land. If Kirby consumed the item, he would temporarily be given the ability to spit individual fireballs at his enemies, referencing the spiciness of its real-world counterpart; Kirby's Dream Land did not allow Kirby to copy the abilities of his enemies, and as such, the item can be considered a precursor to his trademark ability to copy abilities. To date, the item has not reappeared in the series, primarily because the item's use has been superseded by Fire Kirby and other transformations. In the port included in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, the instruction manual on the Home Menu simply calls it "Hot Food".

Kirby breathing fire after consuming the curry in the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

The Superspicy Curry was also in the episode "A Spice Odyssey" ("The Hot Shot Chef" in Japan) from the Kirby anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (called Hoshi no Kabi, meaning Kirby of the Stars, in Japan), though it was renamed Toxic Atomic Curry. Unlike how it worked in Kirby's Dream Land, whenever someone ate the curry, they would release an uncontrollable stream of fire from their mouth rather than multiple fireballs; in the episode, Kirby uses the curry in order to defeat the Demon Beast of Monsieur Goan.

Operation[edit]

Upon consumption of the Superspicy Curry, the user will continuously have flames erupting from their mouth in an up-and-down flame pattern for thirteen seconds. While similar in effect to the Fire Flower, the character can still attack throughout the transformation; as these flames cannot be interrupted outside of grabbing, players can even inflict damage while taunting. While the flames deal only 1% per hit, the "fanning" motion of the numerous hitboxes and their low knockback can allow the player to inflict considerable damage on their opponents if they force them against walls or otherwise find another method to keep them in place. The individual flames of the item, however, are considered to be energy-based projectiles, and as such, they can be reflected and even absorbed. In addition the flames disappear if the player grabs an opponent, likely to prevent forming an overly powerful wobble effect.

The Superspicy Curry also affects the user's movement, forcing players to constantly dash instead of walk whenever moving, with the animation itself comically playing much faster than usual.

As an added cosmetic effect, the idle pose of players is humorously changed in order to reference their consumption of the item. While some of these changed idle poses might change the orientation of the character (Toon Link, for instance, constantly spins in place under its effects, while Marth frequently jumps in the air while comically flailing his arms and legs), the flames stay in place. In Smash 4 and Ultimate, most characters are more expressive as their faces turn red while under the effects. In Ultimate, their expressions are also displayed during other animations, such as crouching and putting up their shield.

In Ultimate, the Superspicy Curry no longer forces the user to dash constantly when consumed, thus allowing them to freely use their forward tilts.

As a Special mode option[edit]

"Curry" is among the various modifiers available in Brawl's Special Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's Special Smash: when selected, it puts all players in a permanent curry status.

Spirits[edit]

While the Superspicy Curry itself does not have a Spirit, the item appears as an ability for the Primary Spirit Paper Bowser (Paper Mario: Sticker Star).

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
96
Paper Bowser Sticker Spirit.png
Paper Bowser (Paper Mario: Sticker Star)
Attack
★★★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Super Mario

Equipping the Blargg, Arcanine, Mist, Twinbellows, Blaze the Cat or Chef (Personal Trainer: Cooking) Support Spirits will equip the player Superspicy Curry at the start of a match.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
315
Blargg Spirit.png
Blargg
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Yoshi
435
ArcanineSpirit.png
Arcanine
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Pokémon
659
Mist.png
Mist
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Fire Emblem
712
Twinbellows Spirit.png
Twinbellows
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Kid Icarus
793
Blaze Spirit.png
Blaze the Cat
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Sonic the Hedgehog
1,235
Chef.png
Chef (Personal Trainer: Cooking)
Support
★★ 2 Mouthful of Curry Shaberu! DS Oryōri Navi

Trophies[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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Superspicy Curry

The spiciest curry around. Eat it, and you'll be able to attack by spitting out fireballs. The eater of the curry will soon be unable to handle the heat, however, and end up frantically dashing about the screen. This is a pretty funny sight that never gets old, especially when it's Samus or Snake. Eat this mouth-scorching dish if you dare.

Game Boy: Kirby's Dream Land

Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

The Superspicy Curry trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the The Beginning of Kirby Trophy Box.

Trophy in for 3DS.
Trophy in for Wii U.
Superspicy Curry

Ntsc Hope you're a fan of spicy food, because this curry will set your mouth on fire! I'm not kidding--whoever eats this will actually shoot balls of fire from his or her mouth, hurting those who get too close. Water doesn't help with spiciness, so this works underwater too! Too bad there's no milk weapon...

Pal You think you know spicy curries? Think again! One taste of this one and your mouth will literally be on fire. Not even diving into water will help! Your opponents might laugh, but they'll soon stop when you start breathing fire in their direction, now won't they?

Game Boy: Kirby's Dream Land (08/1992)

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The curry effect can overlap with the Bunny Hood and a Super Mushroom to make characters faster. By using all three items together, Sonic can outrun the iceberg on Summit.
  • In Smash 4, there's a glitch that involves two players having Superspicy Curry making the players go up until they get KO'd by the upper blast line.
  • In Kirby Mass Attack, the Superspicy Curry appears with the Super Smash Bros. design in the minigame "Kirby Quest".
  • In SSB4 and Ultimate, characters under the effect of Superspicy Curry have their cheeks colored red. While this only applies to their idle pose in SSB4, characters maintain their expressions until the curry runs out in Ultimate.

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