Amps make their first appearance in Super Mario 64 and later in its remake Super Mario 64 DS and act similar to Li'l Sparkys and Hotheads. They move around different objects. When Mario touches an Amp, it electrocutes him and Mario takes damage.. If he is small, than he loses a life. In the remake, they act similarly with no differences.
They reappear as uncommon enemies in this game and can only be defeated by a Mega Mushroom, Blue Shell, and a Starman. They often appear in packs in fortresses, mainly circling circles and around bricks. Like its last appearance in Super Mario 64, they electrocute Mario as an attack.
Amps reappear in New Super Mario Bros. Wii with similar behavior as they did in the prequel along with a similar appearance. A new technique can defeat them, the Ice Flower, or by having a frozen enemy being thrown at it. They can also be defeated by the Starman similar to the prequel.
Mario Party series
They appear in the Mario Party series as obstacles and sometimes items. In these series, they are referred to Zaps. In Mario Party 4, it appears as a sticker. In Mario Party 6 and Mario Party 7, they appear in specialized Capsules called Zap Orbs. When summoned they take away 5n + 5 coins in the former and 3n + 3 in the latter from anyone who passes the capsule's space, where n is the number of coins the victim moved past that space. They also appear as the obstacle in the mini-game Circuit Maximus of Mario Party 6. In Mario Party 8, they appear in Spector Inspector.
In Mario Party 5, Amps appear as items in the game and also have major effects in the game.
They also appear in Mario Party Advance in the Town Area in the Town Game Room B where he can't win an arcade game an asks the player if he/she can complete it for him. If the player manages to do so, he/she can keep their own mini-game called Match 'em. They also appear in many mini-games, such as Amplifried.oved past their capsule.
Chip Off Whomp's Block • To The Top Of The Fortress • Shoot into the Wild Blue • Red Coins on the Floating Isle • Fall onto the Caged Island • Blast Away the Wall • Switch Star of the Fortress (DS)
Jolly Roger Bay
Plunder in the Sunken Ship • Can the Eel Come Out to Play? • Treasure in the the Ocean Cave • Red Coins on the Ship Afloat • Blast to the Stone Pillar • Through the Jet Stream • Switch Star of the Bay (DS)
Cool, Cool Mountain
Slip Slidin' Away • Lil' Penguin Lost • Big Penguin Race • Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins • Snowman's Lost His Head • Wall Kicks Will Work (N64)/Mario's Super Wall Kick (DS) • Switch Star of Cool, Cool Mountain (DS)
Big Boo's Haunt
Go on a Ghost Hunt • Ride Big Boo's Merry Go Round • Secret of the Haunted Books • Seek the 8 Red Coins • Big Boo's Balcony • Eye to Eye in the Secret Room • Switch Star of the Basement
Hazy Maze Cave
Swimming Beast in the Cavern • Elevate for 8 Red Coins • Metal-Head Mario Can Move! (N64)/Metal-Head Wario Can Move (DS) • Navigating the Toxic Maze • A-Maze-Ing Emergency Exit • Watch for Rolling Rocks • Underground Switch Star
Lethal Lava Land
Boil the Big Bully • Bully the Bullies • 8-Coin Puzzle with 15 Pieces • Red-Hot Log Rolling • Hot-Foot-it into the Volcano • Elevator Tour In the Volcano (N64)/Inside the Volcano • Flaming Silver Stars (DS)
Shifting Sand Land
In the Talons of the Big Bird • Shining Atop the Pyramid • Inside the Ancient Pyramid • Stand Tall On the Four Pillars • Free Flying For 8 Red Coins (5th Star, N64) (7th Star, DS) • Tox Box Switch Star (DS) • Pyramid Puzzle
Dire, Dire Docks
Board Bowser's Sub • Chests in the Current • Pole-Jumping for Red Coins • Through the Jet Stream • The Manta Ray's Reward (5th Star, N64) (7th Star, DS) • Koopa Surfin' Switch Star (DS) • Collect the Caps... (N64)/Inside the Cage (DS)
Snowman's Big Head • Chill with the Bully • In the Deep Freeze (N64) • Yoshi's Ice Sculpture (DS) • Whirl from the Freezing Pond • Shell Shreddin' for Red Coins (N64) • Snowman's Silver Star (DS) • Into the Igloo • Red Coins in the House (DS)
Shocking Arrow Lifts! • Top o' the Town • Secrets in the Shallows and Sky (N64)/5 Secrets in the Shallows and Sky (DS) • Express Elevator--Hurry Up! • Go to Town for Red Coins (N64)/Go to Town for the Red Coins (DS) • Quick Race Through Downtown! • Soaked Silver Stars (DS)
Tall, Tall Mountain
Scale the Mountain • Mystery of the Monkey Cage • Scary 'Shrooms, Red Coins • Mysterious Mountainside • Breathtaking View from Bridge (Star 5, N64)/Breathtaking View from the Bridge (Star 7, DS) • Blast to the Lonely Mushroom (Star 6, N64) (Star 5, DS) • 5 Secrets of the Mountain
Pluck the Piranha Flower • The Tip Top of the Huge Island • Rematch with Koopa the Quick • Five Itty Bitty Secrets (N64) • Klepto the Condor • Wiggler's Red Coins • Make Wiggler Squirm • Switch Star of the Island (DS)
Tick Tock Clock
Roll into the Cage (N64) • Luigi in the Cage (DS) • The Pit and the Pendulums (N64) • The Pendulum Switch Star (DS) • Get a Hand • Stomp on the Thwomp •Timed Jumps on Moving Bars • Stop Time for Red Coins • Tick Tock Silver Stars
Cruiser Crossing the Rainbow • The Big House in the Sky • Coins Amassed in a Maze • Swingin' in the Breeze • Tricky Triangles! • Somewhere over the Rainbow • Switch Star of the Manor
Cash Flow • Sink or Swim • Snow Brawl • Ball Dozers • Surge and Destroy • Pop Star • Stage Fright • Conveyor Bolt • Crate and Peril • Ray of Fright • Dust 'til Dawn • Verbal Assault • Shoot Yer Mouth Off • Talkie Walkie • Word Herd • Fruit Talktail
Hyper Sniper • Insectiride • Stamp By Me • Wrasslin' Rapids • Strawberry Shortfuse • Control Schtick
Light Up My Night • Cog Jog • Black Hole Boogie • Full Tilt • Sumo of Doom-o • Pitfall • Mass Meteor • Lunar-tics • T Minus Five • Asteroad Rage • Boo'd Off the Stage • Boonanza! • Trick Or Tree • Something's Amist
Spine-Tingling Spine Coaster • Run for It • Swim for Your Life! • Hammerswing Caverns • Spinning Platforms of Doom • Fire Bar Cliffs • Lakitu! Lakitu! Lakitu! • Pendulum Castle • Follow That Shell! • Spine Coaster Connections*** • P Switch Peril*** • Star Coin Deep Dive*** • Hammerswing Hangout*** • Under Construction*** • Fire Bar Sprint*** • Cloudy Capers*** • Impossible Pendulums*** • Flying Squirrel Ovation***
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