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 awarded an extra life.
In the Super Smash Bros. series
The vegetables appear in The Summit a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, complete with a new 3-D look. They can be used to replenish the characters' health. They also have a unique sound effect when being eaten.
The Vegetables have a trophy in Brawl:
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)