The Lakitu are an enemy class in the Super Mario games since the classic Super Mario Bros. (1985). He or they returned in the majority of the Super Mario games including Super Mario 64 (1996), New Super Mario Bros. U (2012), and almost all of the Super Mario Spinoff series like Super Mario Party, the Mario Sports games, and Mario Kart.

They are not directly enemies in some of the games, in Super Mario 64 as an example, a Lakitu is seen “filming” Mario, he is basically the camera that follows the main protagonist. Lakitu are sometimes playable characters, the first time in Paper Mario (2000) and later in Mario Kart 7 (2011) and Mario Kart 8 (2014).

Lakitu are riding on a cloud and usually throws enemies like the Spiny at Mario. In some of the games, it is possible to ride the cloud after Lakitu was ko’ed


Lakitu from the Super Mario Bros. Games: an Overview

Charactername: Lakitu   Developed /Created by  Nintendo
Gameseries: Super Mario Bros. & Spinoff Games   First seen on:  NES
First Game: Super Mario Bros.   Year first seen:  1985
Last Game:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Role(s) and Characteristics: Enemy      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Lakitu from Super Mario Bros.


Mario Kart 8 (2014)

New Super Mario Bros U (2012)

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)




Lakitu in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Lakitu is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Lakitu



by Brendan Corris



Updates and Additions in Lakitu’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview