Bob-omb Battlefield

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Bob-omb Battlefield
Bob-omb Battlefield 64.png 
Boss(es) King Bob-omb 
Level(s) Super Mario 64
Big Bob-omb on the Summit
Footrace with Koopa the Quick
Shoot to the Island in the Sky
Find the 8 Red Coins
Mario Wings to the Sky
Behind Chain Chomp's Gate

Super Mario 64 DS
Big Bob-omb on the Summit
Footrace with Koopa the Quick
Five Silver Stars!
Big Bob-omb's Revenge!
Mario Wings to the Sky
Find the 8 Red Coins
Behind Chain Chomp's Gate 
Stars Super Mario 64:

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Super Mario 64 DS:

Map of Bob-omb Battlefield in Super Mario 64 DS.

Bob-omb Battlefield is the first course in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The painting through which Mario can enter Bob-omb Battlefield is located on the first floor of Princess Peach's Castle, through the door on the far left. It does not require any Power Stars to enter. Bob-omb Battlefield takes place in a grassland area with many trees. It contains several mountains and hills which can be climbed. Bob-omb Battlefield is always in constant war, with the Black Bob-ombs fighting against the Bob-omb Buddies. Mario's enemies include Bob-ombs, Goombas, a Koopa Troopa and a Chain Chomp, the only one in Super Mario 64. There are several Wing Cap ! Blocks and six cannons in the level.


The level titles and numbers correspond to the original Super Mario 64 unless otherwise noted.

Star 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit[edit]

Mario facing the King Bob-omb.

In the very first level of Super Mario 64, Mario has to get to the summit of the mountain of Bob-omb Battlefield to fight King Bob-omb. To get to King Bob-omb, Mario can take the path that starts from the first cannon in the level and leads up to the mountain summit. There are several obstacles and enemies on his way, including Goombas, a Chain Chomp, water bombs, and Big Steelies which roll down the path. Upon reaching the summit, Mario is confronted by King Bob-omb. Mario can defeat King Bob-omb by picking him up from behind and throwing him to the ground. When Mario misses and throws King Bob-omb from the summit plateau, he will come back claiming Mario cheated and Mario will have to start over again. Mario must throw him to the ground three times. Upon defeat, King Bob-omb releases a Power Star.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the battle is changed. Yoshi is the only character available at the beginning of the game, so King Bob-omb will throw Bob-ombs at Yoshi. As such, Yoshi has to grab a Bob-omb with his mouth and throw it at King Bob-omb, before the Bob-omb explodes in Yoshi's mouth.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese やまのうえのボムキング
Yama no ue no bomu kingu
Bomb King on the Top
Spanish Gran Bob-omb en la cima Big Bob-omb on the summit
French Roi Bob-omb du sommet King Bob-omb from the summit
German Besiege König Bob-omb Defeat King Bob-omb
Italian Boss Bob-Omba sulla cima King Bob-Omb on the top
Korean 산꼭대기 킹폭탄
San kkokdaegi Kingpoktan
King Bob-omb on the summit

Star 2: Footrace with Koopa the Quick[edit]

Mario facing the picture of Bob-omb Battlefield.
Koopa the Quick challenging Mario to a race.

For the second Power Star of the level, Mario has to race Koopa the Quick. Mario has to reach the flagpole at the summit of the mountain before Koopa the Quick does. However, just like when racing the Big Penguin in Cool, Cool, Mountain, the player cannot cheat; using one of the Cannons scattered across Bob-omb Battlefield will make Koopa The Quick refuse to give away the star. However, players are allowed to use any other shortcuts to reach the finish point.

This mission is pretty much the same in Super Mario 64 DS. However, there is a slight change. Koopa The Quick will only want to race against Mario himself. Since Yoshi is the only character available at the time, Yoshi must take a Mario Cap and then race against Koopa The Quick. If Yoshi loses the cap during the race, Koopa The Quick will wonder where Mario is and won't relinquish the Star. If the player regains their Mario Cap and wins the race, Koopa the Quick will act like Yoshi lost. A very useful shortcut in both versions is, before the race starts, the player steps on the switch that opens the gate, and then goes through the it during the race.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese はくねつ ノコノコレース
Hakunetsu Nokonoko Rēsu
Frenzy! Koopa race
Spanish El Reto de Koopa el Rápido The Challenge of Koopa the Quick
French Course contre Koopa-Rapido Race against Koopa the Quick
German Besiege den schnellen Koopa Defeat the quick Koopa
Italian Gara con Koopa il Veloce Race with Koopa the Quick
Korean 불타는 엉금엉금 레이스
Burning Koopa Race

Star 3 (N64): Shoot to the Island in the Sky[edit]

Mario on the floating island.

In the original Super Mario 64, the third Power Star of Bob-omb Battefield is found in a ! Block on a floating "island", which is floating near the big mountain. In order to get it, Mario first has to talk to the Bob-omb Buddies at the beginning of the level to open the cannons. When the player blasts off to the floating island, it is possible to go over the island if aimed incorrectly when fired and land on top of the mountain. If the player manages to reach the island, they need to break the mystery block on the floating island to grab the Power Star that comes out of it. Getting to the island can also be achieved by utilising the Wing Cap.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese そらのしままでぶっとべ
Sora no shima made buttobe
Fly to the Aerial Island
French Canon vers l'île perchée Cannon to the perched island
German Fliege zur schwebenden Insel Fly to the floating island

Star 3 (DS): Five Silver Stars![edit]

Yoshi getting one of the silver stars.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the player, who can play this mission with any character, has to find the five Silver Stars which are scattered throughout the battlefield. This is the only mission where the Chain Chomp is running loose on the battlefield. The locations of the Silver Stars are:

  • Revealed after defeating the Goomba with Mario's cap.
  • Revealed after defeating the Goomba near a tree and a cannon.
  • At the end of the Chain Chomp's chain.
  • Atop a tree (as shown in the image to the right).
  • In a patch of flowers.
Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese 5つぼし!シルバースター
Itsutsu boshi! Shirubā sutā
Five Stars! Silver Stars
Spanish ¡Las 5 estrellas de Plata! The Five Silver Stars!
French Trouver les 5 etoiles d'argent! Find the 5 Silver Stars!
Italian 5 Stelle Argento! Five Silver Stars!
Korean 5개의 실버스타!
5-gae ui silbeoseuta!
Five Silver Stars!

Star 4 (N64)/6 (DS): Find the 8 Red Coins[edit]

Yoshi running to a red coin.

For the fourth Power Star, the player must collect the eight Red Coins scattered throughout the stage. The locations of the Red Coins are:

  • One is on moving platforms beside the main path.
  • One on the Chain Chomp's peg.
  • One on a small hill near the Chain Chomp and the Koopa Troopa.
  • Two near the Star Marker.
  • Another on a slope down the mountain.
  • One on the tree on the floating island.
  • One in a small area where the ground ! Switch is.

When Mario has collected all Red Coins, the Power Star appears.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese 8まいのあかコイン
Hachi mai no aka koin
The 8 Red Coins
Spanish En busca de las 8 monedas rojas Searching for the 8 red coins
French Les 8 pièces rouges The 8 red coins
German Finde die 8 roten Münzen Find the 8 red coins
Italian Trova le 8 Monete rosse Find the 8 Red Coins
Korean 8개의 레드코인
Yeodeol-gae ui redeukoin
The 8 Red coins

Star 4 (DS): Big Bob-omb's Revenge[edit]

Luigi picking up the King Bob-omb.

The player has to fight King Bob-omb a second time, but only this time with a character other than Yoshi, because in this battle, there are no projectiles to throw. To get the Power Star, Mario, Luigi or Wario has to do the same objective as Star 1 in the N64 version. However, if the player throws King Bob-omb off the mountain, he accuses the player of cheating. Once King Bob-omb is thrown three times, the Power Star will appear.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムキングリベンジ
Bomu Kingu Ribenji
Bomb King Revenge
Spanish El Gran Bob-omb Contraataca The Big Bob-omb Strikes back
French La revanche du Roi Bob-omb Big Bob-omb's Revenge
Italian La vendetta di Boss Bob-Omba King Bob-Omb's revenge
Korean 킹폭탄의 복수전
Kingpoktan ui boksujeon
King Bob-omb's Revenge

Star 5: Mario Wings to the Sky[edit]

Wing Mario flying through the coin rings.

For this mission, Mario has to fly through five rings of coins in the air using the Wing Cap and collect all five middle coins of the rings to make the Power Star appear. Taking off from the floating island, he has to use the Wing Cap and shoot himself from a cannon to have enough speed to hit all the rings, as well as being able to fly upwards. The Power Star appears in the meadow near the Star Marker. It is also possible to use the cannon on its own to go through all the rings.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese そらにはばたけ はねマリオ
Sora ni habatake hane Mario
Fly to the Sky, Feather Mario
Spanish El Vuelo de Mario The Flight of Mario
French Vol du Mario ailé Fly of Winged Mario
German Durchfliege alle Münzenringe Fly through all coin rings
Italian Mario spicca il volo Mario starts to fly
Korean 날아라! 날개마리오
Narara! Nalgae Mario
Fly! Wing Mario

Star 6 (N64)/7 (DS): Behind Chain Chomp's Gate[edit]

Mario ground pounding on the Chain Chomp's stake.

The sixth Power Star of Bob-omb Battlefield is located behind iron bars near the Chain Chomp. To get it, Mario first has to free the Chain Chomp by Ground Pounding its pole three times. Freed, it will destroy the iron bars and Mario will be able to get the star. A glitch is to hold a Bob-omb near the bars and wait for it to explode. The force of the explosion will push Mario inside the gate.

The star in Super Mario 64 DS can be gotten in the same way. However, there are several alternatives to getting the star normally, such as using Vanish Luigi to phase through the bars, ground-pounding the stake a single time as Wario, or collecting the star during the third mission (since the Chain Chomp has been moved to the adjacent field). Additionally, in the original game, a higher jump is required to collect the star, since it is too high to collect with a normal one; in the DS version this has been changed so that a normal jump may be used.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワンワンのいぬごやで
Wanwan no inugoya de
At the Chomp's Doghouse
Spanish Da rienda suelta a Chomp Cadenas Unleash Chain Chomp
French Derrière la cage de Chomp Behind the Chomp's cage
German Befreie den Kettenhund Free the Chain Chomp
Italian Oltre il cancello di Categnaccio Over Chain Chomp's gate
Korean 멍멍이 집으로
Meongmeongi jib euro
To the Chain Chomp's House


  • Upon entering the course in the Nintendo 64 version:
"Wow! You're smack in the middle of the battlefield. You'll find the Power Stars that Bowser stole inside the painting walls. First, talk to the Bob-omb Buddy (Press B Button to talk.) He'll certainly help you out, and so will his comrades in other areas. To read signs, stop, face them and press B Button. Press A Button or B Button to scroll ahead. You can talk to some other characters by facing them and pressing B Button."
  • Upon entering the course in the DS version:
"Chasing Mario led you smack in the middle of the battlefield. Where's Mario? First talk to the Bob-omb Buddy. In Standard Mode, you can do this by pressing A Button. He'll certainly help you out."


Statistics from Super Mario 64[edit]

  • Total Number of coins: 146
  • Caps Found: Wing Cap (3)
  • Spinning Heart: Near the top of the mountain.
  • Cannons: 6
  • 1-Up Mushrooms (3):
    • Homing Mushroom : #1 In a tree by the Koopa Troopa.
    • Static Mushrooms : #2 In the tunnel under the mountain gate.
    • Triggered Mushroom : #3 Appears after collecting some coins from the ring around the flower bush.
  • Warps :
    • Mario can warp from a bush of flowers near the Goombas and the cannon to another bush which is near the Star Marker.
    • Mario can warp from the alcove midway up the mountain where rolling balls are coming out to the other alcove near the top of the mountain.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいのせんじょう
Bomuhei no Senjō
Bob-ombs' Battlefield
Spanish Campo de los Bob-omb Bob-omb's Field
French Bataille de Bob-omb (Super Mario 64)
Guerre Bob-omb (Super Mario 64 DS)
Bob-omb's Battle
Bob-omb War
German Bob-ombs Bombenberg Bob-omb's Bombs Mountain
Italian Battaglia di Bob-Ombe Bob-Ombs' Battle
Korean 폭탄병의전쟁터
Poktanbyeong ui jeonjaengteo
Bob-omb's Battlefield


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