Spike is a unique type of enemy. It can puke up spiked balls and throw them at the Coalition. They are also known as "Gabon", which is also the name of an African country. The poor critter can be defeated by almost everything, similarly to the Goomba. However, take caution, as when a Spike is holding a spiked ball over its head, it is invulnerable to stomps.
Spikes first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3 as enemies in the Water Land and Ice Land worlds. They act identically to their Mushroom Kingdom Fusion counterparts.
The creature would later reappear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island as enemies featured exclusively to the level "BLIZZARD!!!". They acted almost the same as in Super Mario Bros. 3, except the spiked ball that was thrown was twice their size.
In New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Spikes would appear again in various levels to make life difficult for the player. However, instead of the spiked ball that was thrown flying completely straight, it would bounce along in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.