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Birdo has also made several cameos, particularly in the Mario Kart series and the Japan-only Wii video game Captain Rainbow. 2 originally asserts that Birdo is a boy who "thinks he is a girl" (i.e. Starting with Mario Tennis, Nintendo eventually simply refers to Birdo as female, depicting Birdo and Yoshi as girlfriend and boyfriend.
Birdo returned again in Mario Golf: World Tour as an unlockable character. Birdo has also made appearances in the Mario Party series, first appearing in Mario Party 7 and later in Mario Party 8 and Mario Party 9.
Her first appearance was as an enemy in Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, which was localized for English-language audiences as Super Mario Bros. Since then, Birdo has been a recurring character in various franchise spin-offs.
Initially, she was depicted as an antagonist, but has since been depicted as an ally.
Birdo also appears in Super Mario Maker as a mystery mushroom costume for Mario to wear in the Super Mario Bros. Birdo has appeared several times in promotional items, including figurines, plush toys, and other collectibles such as a chess set.
Official Nintendo Magazine listed her as one of the "unsung heroes" amongst the Mario series, stating that while "Birdo does get more exposure than the other characters in this section (he's showed up in a few Mario spin-offs), but she/he's still not as popular as we'd like." In Prima's Official Strategy Guide for Super Mario Advance, author Bryan Stratton describes Birdo as the hardest-working boss in video games due to her appearing more than a dozen times as a boss in Super Mario Bros. Game Pro editor "The Watcher" praised the roster of Mario Superstar Baseball, commenting that while "well-known" characters like Princess Peach and Yoshi make appearances, so do "lesser-known" characters such as Birdo and Dry Bones.