Autobomb

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An Autobomb with a Shy Guy driving it.

Autobombs are large, gray, wheeled cannons which launch projectiles and can be ridden on. It is a personal favorite of Shy Guys, and are the evil dreams' assault battery[1].

History[edit]

Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic[edit]

In Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, Autobombs were utilized by red Shy Guys as a means of transportation and offense. They would pursue and shoot fiery projectiles at the player. It can travel down steps but not up. If the Shy Guy was removed, the Autobomb will stop shooting and travel in a straight line. The player can then ride it, but not control it or pick it up. In some levels, riding an Autobomb was mandatory in order to cross large, spike-filled gaps. The Autobomb itself can be destroyed with a thrown object.

Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

In Super Mario Bros. 2, Autobombs are still manned by red Shy Guys and act the same way they do in 'Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic.

The Super Mario Bros. Super Show![edit]

"Koopenstein"[edit]

An Autobomb from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Autobombs, never referred to by name, only made one appearance, in the episode "Koopenstein"; an Autobomb first appeared in the episode when Mario, Luigi and Princess Toadstool are captured by Mouser and a group of Shy Guys. Later, Toad, when surrounded by Shy Guys, manages to light the fuse of a nearby Autobomb using a Piranha Plant, causing it to blast the surrounding Shy Guys, creating a distraction that allowed Toad to escape.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ターボン[2]
Tābon
Probably from "turbo".

Trivia[edit]

  • The "M" emblazoned on the side of every Autobomb may stand for Mamu, the Japanese name of Wart, or Muu, the original name of Subcon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shyguy's favorite ride. It is also referred to as a “bad dream machine.”" - Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet, page 26 (Autobomb description).
  2. ^ Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic instruction booklet, page 35.