Devil Car

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Devil Car

The Devil / Psycho Car's sprite in EarthBound Beginnings.

Universe EarthBound
Article on WikiBound Psycho Car

The Devil Car (デビルカー, Devil Car) is an enemy that originated from the Earthbound series. Originating in Mother, its name was localized as Psycho Car in that game's English prototype which went unreleased until 2015 as EarthBound Beginnings.


The Devil / Psycho Car is one of several vehicular enemies in EarthBound Beginnings, and can appear in the outskirts of the towns of Merrysville and Reindeer as an upgraded version of the Mad Car. The Devil/Psycho Car and its predecessor is a dangerous enemy, especially if it's accompanied by a Devil/Psycho Truck, as they can vent exaust fumes giving the protagonist Ninten an asthma attack, which makes him completely helpless and unable to do anything unless he uses asthma spray or one of his party members defeates them and ends the battle. A similar enemy named the Mad Taxi would appear in the game's sequel, EarthBound, in Fourside and Summers.

The Devil Car's ability to paralyze players in Smash Run is based on its ability to incapacitate Ninten, an asthmatic, with its exhaust fumes, disabling Ninten from attacking in a battle against it.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

The Devil Car appears as a sticker in Brawl.

Name Game Effect Character(s)
Devil Car Mother TypeIcon(PK).png Attack +14 NessHeadSSBB.pngLucasHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Devil Car (Mother).png
Devil Car

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

A Devil Car hitting Little Mac.

In Smash Run[edit]

The Devil Car appears as an enemy. It is one of the stronger enemies, as it has a lot of HP, cannot be grabbed and has knockback resistance. It can perform several attacks:

  • ramming into the player
  • spinning around itself, causing multiple hits
  • spew out paralyzing exhaust fumes
  • jump to reach an airborne player, dealing high knockback.

Trophy Description[edit]

Trophy in for 3DS.
Devil Car
North America A fearsome enemy from the Mother series, this car attacks mercilessly, closing in on fighters before trying to hit them as it spins doughnuts. No, these aren't the kind you eat—they're the kind that hurt. Its exhaust fumes can cause paralysis too, so keep your distance until it's between attacks.
Europe In this game, this fearsome car from the Mother series does doughnuts. That's not "does doughnuts" in the sense of "bakes delicious sugary circles of dough", but rather "spins mercilessly into fighters to clobber them". Its exhaust fumes cause paralysis too, so keep your distance until it stops, then move in and attack it!