The Hoopsters appear in Super Mario Bros. 2
as an enemy which move up and down specific vines in Sub-Con
. Like most enemies in the game the player character can stand on top of them, pick them up and throw them, or simply ride up or down the vine on top of them. Hoopsters have no other method of attack than damaging the player character when they collide with them.
In Super Mario All-Stars
and Super Mario Bros. 3: Super Mario Advance 4
, Morton Koopa
uses the king of Desert Land's sceptre to transform him into a Hoopster.