Bob-omb dispenser

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Mario standing next to a Bob-omb dispenser in the Battlerock Galaxy
A Bob-omb dispenser

A Bob-omb dispenser[1] is an object found only in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Bob-omb dispensers are small square-shaped black plates built in the ground. The center of each plate is a raised semicircular hatch that resembles the front of a Bob-omb.

When approached by Mario or Luigi, a Bob-omb dispenser will immediately dispense a Bob-omb, which, depending on what galaxy it is located in, may or may not begin walking (though the latter is more common). Each Bob-omb dispenser will release only one Bob-omb at a time, so it will release another Bob-omb only after the previous one has been destroyed. Bob-omb dispensers usually appear in industrial-themed galaxies between the two games, such as the Battlerock Galaxy, the Dreadnought Galaxy, and the Space Storm Galaxy. In addition, Bob-omb dispensers usually appear only directly next to, or at least very close to, cages or other obstacles that must be broken or moved for Mario to proceed through the level. Bob-omb dispensers also play an integral role in the Bob-omb Blasting minigame featured in Super Mario Galaxy, where the player must destroy all trash piles within a time limit by throwing Bob-ombs.


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 177.