Bob-omb Car

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Bob-omb Car in Mario Kart Wii
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! model

A Bob-omb Car[1], also known as a Bomb-car[2], is an explosive vehicle resembling a Bob-omb found in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii. It is found in only three courses: Mushroom Bridge, Mushroom City, and Moonview Highway. This variety of car is only found driving on the main streets, not on shortcuts like the rest of the vehicles. In Mario Kart Wii, they have a wind-up key on the back like actual Bob-ombs.

Bob-omb Cars have also appeared in the Mario Kart Wii competitions. The competitions that they appeared in included September 2008 and May 2009's first competitions.

Bob-omb Cars detonate when they are hit with an item or when a driver rams into them. Hitting a Bob-omb Car has the same effect as getting blown up by either a Bob-omb or a Spiny Shell. Despite having a lit fuse, a Bob-omb Car never explodes on its own.

Once a Bob-omb Car explodes, a new one will respawn onto the road. In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, they appeared from certain hidden passages on certain racecourses, while in Mario Kart Wii, they respawn in the location where they blew up. On the Mushroom Bridge pipe shortcut, the Bob-omb Car will come out of the entrance, when someone hits one of the existing bombs. In Mushroom City, the Bob-omb Car comes out of the alleyway on the left when players go down the hill and onto the left when someone hits one of the existing bombs on the lower level, and in the "Do Not Enter" alleyway on the upper level. If the player attempts to block the Bob-omb car from coming out multiple times, the Bob-omb car will reprogram itself to come out in an area that will evade the player, assuming they do not move their kart. The Bob-omb Car in Double Dash!! is also invincible from blowing up within the first three seconds of its respawn.

The Bob-omb Car bears a resemblance to the Mini Bomb Kart, which appears in Mario Kart 64.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいカー
Bomuhei Kā
Bob-omb Car



  1. ^ Hodgson, David S. J. Mario Kart Wii Premiere Edition. Page 33.
  2. ^ Grimm, Steven. (2003) Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 41.
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