Green-shelled Paratroopas either jump in one direction, some jumping higher than others, or fly in one direction, while the red-shelled Paratroopas fly back and forth horizontally or vertically.

They also appear in certain water levels, where they cannot be stomped.

In this game, Koopa Paratroopas first appear in World 1-1, one of the first enemies encountered.

3, they are not very common, unlike in most other 2D sidescrolling games.

They act as they did in Super Mario Bros., and their first appearance is in World 1-1 of the Grass Land.

In Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Koopa Paratroopas are a very common enemy, and in some levels even more common than Koopa Troopas or Goombas.

Their attack pattern is different than in the original Super Mario Bros., as both colors can jump up and down and fly rather than behavior being tied to a specific color.

Yellow-shelled Paratroopas only appear in the Special World levels Awesome and Funky, making them very rare enemies.

Koopa Paratroopas make an appearance as a common enemy in New Super Mario Bros., reprising their general role and attack pattern from the previous Mario platforming games.

Typically, Koopa Paratroopas are placed in large gaps where Mario and Luigi must stomp on rows of them to traverse a pit or reap other rewards.

They traditionally come in two varieties: Red Koopa Paratroopas usually fly up and down in a set path, while Green Koopa Paratroopas often bounce in the player's general direction or fly back and forth, although many exceptions have been made of these rules.

Koopa Paratroopas are first encountered in World 1-3, the first athletic level of the game.