A sharp-shelled member of the Koopa Troop in the Super Mario Brothers universe. Spinys begin their lives as pointed eggs thrown from the clouds by a turtle called Lakitu. The Spiny Eggs rain down to Earth and hatch when they hit the ground, revealing the Spinys themselves. They march onward, never stopping. When they hit a pipe or block they turn around and reverse direction.

Spinys can not be stomped. They are only defeated by using a fireball, cape attack, Starman power, or being hit by a kicked shell. Despite their sharpness, Yoshi can also eat them without a problem.

Spinys turn into grey coins when exposed to a grey P-Switch.

Spin"y (?), a. [From Spine.]


Full of spines; thorny; as, a spiny tree.


Like a spine in shape; slender.

"Spiny grasshoppers sit chirping."



Fig.: Abounding with difficulties or annoyances.

The spiny deserts of scholastic philosophy. Bp. Warburton.

Spiny lobster. Zool. Same as Rock lobster, under Rock. See also Lobster.


© Webster 1913.

Spin"y, n.

See Spinny.


© Webster 1913.

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