Super Mario World
Hotheads appear in Super Mario World in many castles and fortresses sometimes along with Li'l Sparkies. Hotheads are slower than Li'l Sparkies because of their large size. Similar to Li'l Sparkies and other enemies in the game, Mario or Luigi can spin jump on Hotheads, but not defeat them.
Hotheads appear in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 as enemies in the e-Reader level, A Sky-High Adventure, but there are only two Hotheads in the level. Like Li'l Sparkies, Hotheads can be defeated by Hammer Mario and by Statue Mario.
Hotheads appear once again in Super Princess Peach as enemies found in Shriek Mansion, and unlike most enemies in the game, they do not have Vibe-based counterparts.
Hotheads appear on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as items. When thrown, they stick to the stage, like in Super Mario World, and they damage whoever touches it except the one who threw it. The Hothead can also grow larger if hit with fire or electric attacks, making it deal more damage. The Hothead disappears after a somewhat long amount of time. On stages with platforms with no edges, the Hothead simply falls of the stage.