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This is about a hazard that appears in Mario Kart games. For a list of articles with the same name, see Swooper.
Swooper
Swooper NSMB2 Prima
A Swooper flying.
Description Bats that hang idly on the ceiling that fly towards the player if they come near.
First appearance Mario Kart DS (2005)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 (2014)

Swoopers, also known as Swoops, are bats that are recurring enemies in the Mario Kart series.

They hang idly on the ceiling and only slows down racers if they come near. If they do, they fly towards the player.

History

Mario Kart DS

Swoops appear in N64 Banshee Boardwalk. They appear in large flocks that fly in the opposite direction that all racers go. Although they are not a real hazard, Swoops can get in the way of any incoming karts, slowing them down.

Mario Kart Wii

Swoops reappear in Mario Kart Wii. They act in the same way as seen in Mario Kart DS. They only appear in Wario's Gold Mine and Dry Dry Ruins. Additionally, racers can wipe out these bats by using shells or stars.

Mario Kart 7

Swoops reappear in Mario Kart 7 in Rock Rock Mountain. They behave in the same way as in previous games, slowing down racers.

Mario Kart 8

Swoopers once again reappear as obstacles in Mario Kart 8. They appear in Mount Wario, N64 Yoshi Valley and Wii Wario's Gold Mine. In Hyrule Circuit, they are replaced by Keese to fit with the theme of the course.

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