|Damage without hat||2|
|Interaction type||Bounce Top|
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.
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 5 properties that vary based on the Goomba’s variety: scale, death sound, draw distance, damage and gravity value. These differences are outlined in the attached table. 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.
|Regular Goombas||Tiny Goombas||Huge Goombas|
|Draw Distance (units)||4000||1500||4000|
|Gravity Value (units/f)||-4||-1.33||-9.33|
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.
The following courses have Goombas:
- Bob-omb Battlefield
- Jolly Roger Bay
- Bowser in the Dark World
- Shifting Sand Land
- Bowser in the Fire Sea
- Snowman's Land
- Tall, Tall Mountain
- Tiny-Huge Island
- Rainbow Ride
- Bowser in the Sky
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.
- Mario can squish Goombas while flying, if he is flying slowly and downwards.