- This article is about the Rocket Engine in Super Mario Bros. 3. For information about other uses, see Engine.
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)|
|Latest appearance||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (2021)|
|Variant of||Bill Blaster|
Burners (also known as Rocket Engines, Flame Gears, Fire Torches, Flame Jets, Flamethrowers, or even Thrusters) are hazardous objects found on the Airships (and in one case, tanks) in Super Mario Bros. 3.
Burners have a similar design to Bill Blasters, but they emit flames instead of Bullet Bills. The flames stay blowing for a few seconds, then stop for a while. Mario and Luigi must use this time to navigate through or around them. In addition, Burners can be mounted on either wall, the floor or the ceiling so their flames can blow in any direction. Tanooki Mario, in statue form, can temporarily disable the flames, but only until the next time. Besides their use on Airships, one tank within the first tank level in Castle of Koopa was shown with a Burner, although it's position (being one of the pipe-cannons) implies that its use was closer to a flamethrower.
Burners appear in Mario Kart DS on the Airship Fortress course. If a player comes in contact with one, they will spin out of control on fire and lose some time. They also appear in a mission where coins have to be collected and if the player hits one, they automatically lose.
In Super Mario Galaxy, four Burners appear on the Saucer Planet of Good Egg Galaxy. Here, they act just like Bill Blasters, but shoot out a small explosion. If Mario is standing directly over the opening when it fires, he will get hurt.
Burners reappear in Mario Kart 7 on the course Airship Fortress they act just like they did in Mario Kart DS burning the player if they come into contact with them.
Burners reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2. They are found in several castles and fortresses.