Bob-omb Car

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Bob-omb Car in Mario Kart Tour
A Bob-omb Car in Mario Kart Tour

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!!, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart Tour, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This variety of car drives only on the main streets, unlike the rest of the vehicles, which can drive on shortcuts. The Bob-omb Car bears a resemblance to the Mini Bomb Kart, which appears in Mario Kart 64.


Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart: Double Dash![edit]

Bomb-car model from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Model from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Bomb-cars act as obstacles on Mushroom Bridge and Mushroom City. Bomb-cars detonate when they are hit with an item or when a driver rams into them. Hitting a Bomb-car has the same effect as getting blown up by either a Bob-omb or a Spiny Shell. After exploding, Bomb-cars respawn from certain hidden passages. On Mushroom Bridge, Bomb-cars appear from the pipe shortcut's entrance. In Mushroom City, the Bomb-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 Bomb-car from coming out multiple times, it will reprogram itself to come out in an area that will evade the player, assuming they do not move their kart. The Bomb-car is also invincible from blowing up within the first three seconds of its respawn. Despite having a lit fuse, a Bomb-car never explodes on its own.

Mario Kart Wii[edit]

A Bob-omb Car from Mario Kart Wii
A Bob-omb Car in Mario Kart Wii

After being removed from GCN Mushroom Bridge in Mario Kart DS, Bob-omb Cars return in Mario Kart Wii on Moonview Highway as obstacles. Their base has been simplified, and windup keys have been added on the backs of these cars to resemble actual Bob-ombs. Unlike in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, they respawn in the location where they blew up, and they can now blow up within the first three seconds of their respawn. 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.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Bob-omb Cars make a return in the Mario Kart Tour remakes of GCN Mushroom Bridge and Wii Moonview Highway. In this game, they have their original Mario Kart: Double Dash!! appearance but with windup keys like in their Mario Kart Wii appearance.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Model of a Bob-Omb Car From Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Model from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Bob-omb Cars appear in Wii Moonview Highway in Wave 5 of the Booster Course Pass for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, using their Mario Kart Tour appearance with reflections on their sides.[3]

Prior to the Bob-omb Cars' inclusion in the Booster Course Pass, a model for the Bob-omb Car existed within the game files of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, though it was removed in the 2.0.0 update. Unlike the Bob-omb Cars in the DLC, this Bob-omb Car was based on the design from Mario Kart Wii.[4]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいカー
Bomuhei Kā
Bob-omb Car
Chinese (Simplified) 炸弹兵车
Zhàdàn Bīng Chē
Bob-omb Car
Chinese (Traditional) 炸彈兵車
Zhàdàn Bīng Chē
Bob-omb Car
French Voiture Bob-omb Bob-omb car
German Bob-omb-Mobil Bob-omb Mobile
Italian Auto Bob-omba Bob-omb car
Korean 폭탄병 카
Pogtanbyeong Ka
Bob-omb Car
Portuguese Bob-bóvel From Bob-bomba ("Bob-omb") and móvel ("mobile")
Spanish (NOA) Carro Bob-omba Bob-omb Car
Spanish (NOE) Coche Bob-omb 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.
  3. ^ 任天堂ホームページ (July 6, 2023). Wii ムーンリッジ&ハイウェイ. YouTube. Retrieved July 7, 2023.
  4. ^