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STROOP- Goomba.png
Technical Constants
Object Group Pushable
Actor Group Common 0
Model ID 0xC0
Tangibility Radius 1000
Draw Distance 4000
Physical Constants
Gravity -400
Friction 1000
Buoyancy 0
Interaction Type Bounce Top
Damage 1
Health 0
Radius 72
Height 50
Initialization Behavior Script [1]
Behavior Code [2]
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.


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.

Goombas properties comparation
Regular Goombas Tiny Goombas Huge Goombas
Scale 1.5x 0.5x 3.5x
Death Pitch High High Low
Draw Distance (units) 4000 1500 4000
Damage Value 1 0 2
Gravity Value (units/f) -4 -1.33 -9.33
Relative sizes of the huge, regular and tiny Goombas with Mario for comparison


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.


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.


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