Goomba Tower

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Goomba Tower
Goomba Stack SM3DL.png
Artwork of a Goomba Tower from Super Mario 3D Land.
First Appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest Appearance Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (2016)
Parent Species Goomba

Goomba Towers, also known as Goomba Stacks[citation needed], are Goombas stacked on top of each other (ranging anywhere from stacks of 2 to stacks of 24) that first appeared in Super Mario 3D Land.


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 3D Land[edit]

Two Goomba Towers and a Para-Biddybud attacking Princess Peach.

Goomba Towers attack by running at the player and attempting to hit him or her in a similar fashion to individual Goombas. Goomba Towers can be shortened or defeated depending on how many Goombas the stack has. For example, attacking a stack of four will reduce it to three, and so on. Alternatively, they can be killed all at once with a Ground Pound or Statue Mario. They can be defeated one-at-a-time by being jumped on, being hit with a fireball or boomerang, or whacking them with Tanooki Mario's tail.

Three Goomba Towers are seen in Peach's Letters. Two try to attack her when she attempts to escape, but she defeats one with her parasol (apparently getting a 1-Up in the process). Another Goomba Tower is later seen chasing Peach with Bowser and his other minions. During the credits, Bowser is seen on top of a massive Goomba Tower, trying to reach Mario, who is carrying Peach home in his Tanooki form, but this ultimately fails.

New Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

Goomba Towers reappear in New Super Mario Bros. 2, and can be defeated by the same methods as before. They can be affected by the Gold Ring, where they function the same as Gold Goombas.

They first appear in World 1-1, where one three-stacked Goomba Tower appears before the Checkpoint Flag, another is at the end, right before one 8-stacked tower appears in front of the Goal Pole.

Super Mario 3D World[edit]

Goomba Towers once again return as common enemies in the game Super Mario 3D World. Once again, their attack pattern is simply to try to ram Mario or his allies; however, some Goomba Towers have a non-Goomba enemy, such as a Fire Bro, at the top; defeating this enemy first takes out the whole tower. Goomba Towers can also hold objects; one Goomba Tower early in the game even has a Green Star in the middle of the stack. There are also a few that carry Super Mushrooms. Some Goomba Towers can be found with all the Goombas sleeping.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

A Goomba Tower and a Goomba in the Goomba Spotting minigame.

Goomba Towers appear in Mario Party 9 in the Goomba Spotting minigame, where players attempt to count the total number of Goombas that run across the screen as accurately as possible. Sometimes, Buzzy Beetles appear in the tower to trick the players into tallying them.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

Goomba Towers appear in Mario Party: Island Tour. One Goomba Tower is the first boss of the Bowser's Tower mode, being fought on the fifth floor, and its boss minigame is Goomba Tower Takedown. Another appears in the board Perilous Palace Path, and determines whether the player takes the main path or the Bowser Zone.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Only one Goomba Tower appears in Mario Party 10, on the Mario Board in amiibo Party.

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, five Goombas appear in Bouquet Gardens and stack together as a Goomba Tower to bend into a wheel as part of their dramatic entrance to attack Mario and Kersti. The battle against them has Kersti demonstrate to Mario how the Battle Spinner works. Afterwards, the five Goombas are defeated in battle and subsequently surrender.

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

The same thing happens in Paper Mario: Color Splash before a group of five Goombas transforms into a Goomba Wheel in Sacred Forest.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Goomba Towers reappear in Mario Kart 8 as obstacles in Mario Circuit.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker[edit]

Goomba Towers return in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, acting the same as they did in Super Mario 3D World.[1]

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition[edit]

Goomba Towers are one of the enemy especies for Goombas in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition. There are 2-Goomba Towers and 3-Goomba Towers, and appear when a Goomba ally is transformed into a Goomba Tower by using a certain amount of Goomba Coins.

With the 2.0 update, Gold 2-Goomba Towers and Gold 3-Goomba Towers were added as new possible allies.

Super Mario Maker[edit]


Goomba Towers reappear in Super Mario Maker. They are created when the player stacks multiple Goombas on top of each other when creating a level.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Torre Goomba Goomba Tower
French Tour Goomba Goomba Tower
German Turm-Gumbas Tower Goombas
Italian Torre Goomba Goomba Tower
Portuguese Torre de Goombas Goomba Tower


  • In New Super Mario Bros. 2, if Mario or Luigi defeat a number of Goombas in the Goomba Tower and leaves the remaining Goomba(s), then move offscreen, the Goomba Tower will be renewed with its original number of Goombas upon returning.
  • When the Thunderbolt item is used on the Mario Circuit course in Mario Kart 8, the Goomba Towers fall apart. They then reform in a similar way to a Pokey, stacking up over the course of around a second.


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