They also appear in certain water levels, where they cannot be stomped. 3, they are not very common, unlike in most other 2D sidescrolling games.
They retain the same role they play in Super Mario Bros., including their red and green coloration.
Their name comes from "paratrooper", a term used in the military to describe soldiers who parachute down to attack.
Paratroopas debut in Super Mario Bros., when Bowser decides to overrun the Mushroom Kingdom and steal Princess Peach.
Here, Paratroopas are a very common enemy, and in some levels even more common than Koopas or Goombas.
Their attack pattern is very different from any other game, since both colors can jump up and down and fly.
If Mario or Luigi jumps on them to clip their wings before they touch the ground, they turn around and go whichever way the player is.
Once again, Bowser decides to kidnap Princess Peach in the Japan-only game (until Super Mario All-Stars) called Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
They traditionally come in two varieties: Red Koopa Paratroopas usually fly up and down or side to side in a set path, while green Koopa Paratroopas often bounce in the player's general direction.
Red Koopa Paratroopas first appear in World 1-3 of Super Mario Bros., while the green ones first appear in World 2-1 of the same game.
They lose their wings and turn into normal Koopa Troopas if Mario or Luigi jump on them.They keep their two different attack patterns: Green Paratroopas that fly back and forth, while the Red Paratroopas that can actually fly up and down.