Peppino's idle animation from Pizza Tower.
|First appearance||Pizza Tower (2018, public alpha)|
|Created by||Pizza Tower Guy|
Peppino Spaghetti is a slightly overweight and highly deranged Italian pizza chef. He is the owner of the failing restaurant Peppino's Pizza and struggles to pay off his debt to his landlord, Mr. Stick. In order to do so, he has to ascend and destroy the pizza towers owned by Pizzaface which are inhabited by a variety of strange creatures made of Italian foods. Along the way, several inhabitants of the tower, as well as Mr. Stick himself, work to put a stop to Peppino's quest, though several of them actually join his cause.
Being inspired by the Wario Land series of games and despite his weak appearance, Peppino has a multitude of abilities he used throughout his journey. Mainly, he can dash and roll at powerful speeds, allowing him to build up momentum and even break through metal blocks. He can also grab and suplex enemies, perform a powerful shoulder bash, jump high into the air, and perform a "taunt", a seemingly useless comical pose that can defeat all on-screen enemies if used after a combo. Peppino can undergo embarrassing transformations that serve either to hinder progress or help solve puzzles, which include shapeshifting, such as into a ball or ghost, or picking up an object or character that changes how Peppino controls, such as a bomb or Mort, the protagonist of the game Mort the Chicken.
Peppino is one of the Assist characters in Fraymakers. When called upon, he runs forward and, upon contact with an opponent, performs a lunging grab and follows up with a giant punch, tossing the opponent upward and allowing his summoner to start combos.