These vegetables originated from the game Ice Climber. While trying to complete a level, vegetables appear, and if all of them were collected, a bonus would be awarded. Collecting all five pieces of Corn on the fifth bonus level awards the player an extra life.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The vegetables only appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the stage The Summit, complete with a new 3-D look. They can be eaten to replenish the characters' health. They also have a unique sound effect when being eaten.
The Ice Climbers' goal is to climb peaks. Just below each peak is a bonus stage where these bonus items appear in this order: eggplant, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, corn, turnip, pumpkin, Chinese cabbage, potato, and mushroom. You'll also get points for grabbing the condor at the peak after collecting the veggies. Why vegetables? That's a mystery for the ages.
- Ice Climber (1985)
- In the Smash Bros. DOJO!!, the date of the update that revealed The Summit was Halloween themed, and the vegetable that was shown was the pumpkin. This has caused debate over if it was a fluke, or it was intentional.