Goomba Road

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Goomba Road
Goomba Road.PNG
Mario and Goombario traveling through Goomba Road.
Greater Location Mushroom Kingdom
Ruler Goomba King(?)
Inhabitants Goombas, including Red and Blue Goomba and Goomba King.
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)

The Goomba Road is a small road that leads to Goomba Village and Toad Town. The road only appears during the events in the game Paper Mario. As Mario and Goombario travel through this path, they must fight off the notorious Goomba Bros. and the Goomba King, the first boss of the game, to continue their hike to Toad Town. The Goomba King's fortress is here, as is many secret items. It is mostly an introductory area where basic skills are learned.


Mario getting the Close Call badge on the second part of Goomba Road.
Red and Blue Goomba stopping Mario on the third part of Goomba Road.

Mario and Goombario travel through this path from west to east in the prologue, heading for Toad Town. The first part of the road is a straight one. At the beginning there is a notice board with a picture of a Goomba and the text: "Beware of Goombas!" If Mario reads it, however, the Goomba will jump off the notice board when he's finished. On the path are two Goombas, a ? Block, a brick, another ? Block and a Paragoomba.

The second part of the road is a straight one too. First there is a Spiked Goomba, then a red ? Block containing the Close Call badge. After that there is a notice board with a Mushroom and hints on eating it. The Mushroom will jump off the board once Mario finishes reading it. Then come a Paragoomba and a Heart Block.

The third part of the road has a high platform in the right, a trampoline in front of it and a Save Block by the south side. Before Mario can reach the trampoline, Red and Blue Goomba appear and fight Mario. After they are defeated, they flee east. Mario and Goombario can then use the trampoline to get to the high platform and go east. To the east is a high path with two notice boards. The first is a baiting one that shows a Mushroom and says, "Eat a Mushroom to regain your energy!", but the Mushroom will flip into a Goomba and jump out if Mario reads it. The second states that Goomba King's Fortress is ahead.

Goomba King's Fortress

High at the center of this area is Goomba King's Fortress. Before it is a tree with a Star Piece which drops when the tree is hammered. After the bridge is an open area, to the north of which there is an invisible panel on the ground containing a Star Piece and to the south of which is a lower corner with a brick. Hammering the brick reveals a ? Block with a Super Shroom.

To the east of the fortress is a descending path consisting of stairs. By the south side of it is a ? Block containing a Sleepy Sheep. After the stairs, there is a pavilion that's part of Toad Town. By the pavilion is a tree with a trampoline. Hammering the tree makes the trampoline drop for Mario to use it to get to the roof of the pavilion. On the roof is a chest with the Hammer Throw badge.

The first time Mario encounters a battle at this area, Goombario will comment that the player can change the order they attack by pressing Z Button.

Enemies found[edit]

For enemy formations in Goomba Road, see here.

Items found[edit]

Item Icon Location
Close Call Close call badge.PNG In the red badge block on the second part of the path.
Hammer Throw Hammer throw badge.PNG In a chest box on the roof of Toad Town entrance; get it by hitting the tree for a trampoline.
Mushroom PaperMario Items Mushroom.png Jumps off the notice board near the second part of the path when Mario finishes reading it.
Star Piece PM StarPiece.gif In the tree before Goomba King's Fortress.
Under the hidden panel in the north of the opening after Goomba King's Fortress.
Super Shroom PaperMario Items SuperShroom.png To the south of the opening after Goomba King's Fortress, there is a brick hitting which will reveal a ? Block with this item.
Sleepy Sheep PaperMario Items SleepySheep.png In the ? Block near the descending stairs between Goomba King's Fortress and Toad Town.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • There are lots of bad Goombas around these parts.
  • Did you know... ...there are good Goombas and bad Goombas? A bad Goomba will try to pick a fight with us the second it spots us.
  • Look, Mario! There's a Save Block. Might be a good idea to use it, don't you think?
  • If we go east a bit farther, we'll find a bridge. Once we cross it, we'll be a hop, skip and a jump away from Toad Town.
  • I think there was a bridge between Toad Town and Goomba Village. If we head east, we'll get to Toad Town. If we head west, we'll come to my house in Goomba Village.
  • Ah, the outskirts of Toad Town. To the east is Toad Town. If we go west, we'll reach my hometown, Goomba Village.

Names in other languages[edit]

Bowser's CastlePrincess Peach's CastleStar HavenStar WayShiver CityShiver SnowfieldStarborn ValleyShiver MountainCrystal PalaceGoomba VillageGoomba King's FortressMario's HouseShy Guy's Toy BoxClub 64Toad Town DojoShooting Star SummitKoopa VillageKoopa Bros. FortressWindy MillTubba Blubba's CastlePleasant PathDry Dry RailroadToad TownGoomba RoadFlower FieldsBoo's MansionForever ForestDry Dry OutpostDry Dry DesertMt. RuggedGusty GulchYoshi's VillageMt. LavalavaJade JungleLavalava Island
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese マロンロード
Maron Rōdo
Chestnut Road
Spanish Camino Goomba Goomba Road
French Route Goomba Goomba Road
German Gumba-Straße Goomba Road

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