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A Bomp from Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)

Bomps (also known as Moving Bars,[1] Pushy Walls,[2] or Sliding Stones[3]) are Thwomp relatives that first appeared in Super Mario 64. They are living, pushing, protruding stones that act as obstacles in many games. Their name is a portmanteau of "bump" and "Thwomp."


Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

A Moving Bar as seen in Whomp's Fortress in Super Mario 64
Square, faceless Moving Bars in Tick Tock Clock

Moving Bars made their first appearance in Super Mario 64 and its Nintendo DS remake, Super Mario 64 DS. They appear in the course Whomp's Fortress. At the beginning of the course, they go through a pattern of pushing, trying to shove Mario off a cliff, and subsequently making him fall down the course's pit. The beginning and end Moving Bar in Whomp's Fortress are thinner than the center Moving Bar. Their eyes have a blue outline with blue pupils, and a thick black outline along the tops. An eyeless, mechanical version of Moving Bar also appears in Tick Tock Clock. Like the other pieces of the clock, they are affected by how Mario enters the clock and are used as platforms as well as obstacles.

In Super Mario 64 DS, no Moving Bars have eyes, and their moving patterns have been altered to appear more in unison. The Moving Bars in Whomp's Fortress can also be destroyed if hit by a character powered up by a Mushroom.

Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Bomps reappear in Super Mario Galaxy, where they now more closely resemble Thwomps. They appear in the Buoy Base Galaxy and the Freezeflame Galaxy.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

A Bomp in Super Mario Galaxy 2

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, they appear with the same role and appearance as in Super Mario Galaxy. They appear in the Fluffy Bluff Galaxy and the Throwback Galaxy, the latter which is a remake of Whomp's Fortress. In the Fluffy Bluff Galaxy, Bomps can assist the player in climbing the slope where they are located, but in the Throwback Galaxy, their purpose is more like that of an obstacle.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Bomps make an appearance in Paper Mario: Sticker Star in the Chomp Ruins, retaining their appearance in Super Mario Galaxy. In the game, they are made of cardboard instead of stone. They come out from waterfalls and double doors. An upside-down Bomp appears as a Scrap, and it must be flipped over using Paperization so that Mario can reach the Ruin Floor Scrap.

Mario Party 10[edit]

Bomps in Cliffside Crisis

Bomps made their Mario Party series debut in Mario Party 10 in the minigame Cliffside Crisis, where they serve as both obstacles and platforms for the players.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にょっきり壁[4]
Lone Stretched Wall (Super Mario 64, old name)

Protrusion (Super Mario 64)

Protrusion Thud (since Super Mario Galaxy)
Chinese (Simplified) 突面墩
Tūmiàn Dūn
Protrusion Stone Block
Chinese (Traditional) 凸臉機關石
Tūliǎn Jīguān Shí
Protrusion Mechanism Stone
French (NOA) Pousseur Pusher
French (NOE) Bomp -
German Schubswand Nudge wall
Italian Bomp -
Russian Бомп
Spanish (NOA) Don Empujón Mr. Pusher
Spanish (NOE) Pujón From "empujón" (push)



  1. ^ Timed Jumps on Moving Bars
  2. ^ Super Mario 64 Player's Guide, pg. 25
  3. ^ Knight, Michael. Nintendo DS Pocket Guide. Page 232.
  4. ^ Super Mario 64 Japanese character info bookMedia:SM64 Character Info Book.jpg
  5. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 64 section, page 92.
  6. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section, page 127.
  7. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 160.
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