Goomba

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Goomba
STROOP- Goomba.png
Hitbox Info
Hitbox
Damage 1
Damage without hat 2
Speed to add
Tangibility radius 1000
Interaction type Bounce Top
Found In
Bob-omb Battlefield, Jolly Roger Bay, Bowser in the Dark World, Shifting Sand Land, Bowser in the Fire Sea, Tall, Tall Mountain, Tiny-Huge Island, Rainbow Ride, Bowser in the Sky

Goombas are common enemies throughout the game. They appear in many courses. They can be defeated by landing on them, punching or kicking them, or interacting with other objects.

Varieties

There are three varieties of Goombas. Regular Goombas, huge Goombas, and tiny Goombas. The latter two appear in Tiny-Huge Island while the former is used everywhere else. The Goomba has 4 properties that vary based on the Goomba’s variety: scale, death sound, draw distance and damage. Regular Goombas have a scale of 1.5, a high pitch death sound, a draw distance of 4000 units, and a damage value of 1. Big Goombas have a scale of 3.5, a low pitched death sound, a draw distance of 4000, and a damage value of 2. Tiny Goombas have a scale of 0.5, a high death sound, a draw distance of 1500 units, and a damage value of 0. In addition, the huge Goombas have different attack handlers. Punches, kicks, fast attacks and attacks from below will kill regular and tiny Goombas but not huge Goombas, and ground pounding a huge Goomba will make it drop a blue coin. The Goomba’s gravity value is also dependent on its size, with values of -4, -9.33, and -1.33 for regular, huge and tiny Goombas, respectively.

Relative sizes of the huge, regular and tiny Goombas with Mario for comparison

Spawning

There are two main varieties of Goombas. Singleton Goombas that remain loaded from the start of the level, and Goomba trios that load and unload using a Goomba Spawner.

Goombas from Goomba trios are the only ones that can be cloned without a loading zone.

Locations

The following courses have Goombas:

Use in Challenges

Bouncing on Goombas provides a height advantage, which is useful in challenges, especially the A Button Challenge, where bouncing on Goombas can be used as an alternative to jumping.

Cloned Goombas can be placed in specific spots to allow bounces in specific spots where Goombas can not usually go (such as in midair). Large numbers of Goomba clones are used to create Goomba structures, allowing Mario to perform multiple consecutive bounces to go forwards or upwards in midair.

Trivia

  • Mario can squish Goombas while flying, if he is flying slowly and downwards.