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 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.
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.
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