Chip Off Whomp's Block

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Chip Off Whomp's Block
Whomp King in Whomp's Fortress
Super Mario 64
Luigi looking at the Whomp King from Whomp's Fortress.
Super Mario 64 DS
Location Whomp's Fortress
Mission # 1
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
Boss(es) Whomp King
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Chip Off Whomp's Block is the first mission of Whomp's Fortress in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. The mission's goal is to reach the top and fight the fortress's boss, the Whomp King. The mission name is a pun on the expression "a chip off the old block," which refers to someone closely resembling their parents.


At the start of the mission, the Lakitu Bros. explain (purportedly as a news report) that walking slowly lets the player sneak past enemies. This comes into play during the mission, as there are several sleeping Piranha Plants that wake up if the player is moving too quickly. While climbing to the top, the player has to avoid Moving Bars extending in and out of the wall on the main path, as well as Thwomps and Whomps blocking the path. Alternatively, near the start of the level, the player can backward-somersault up to the higher level and run up a ramp to avoid a Thwomp and the Moving Bars. Once the player reaches the top and confronts the Whomp King, the king complains to them about how the Whomps act as construction workers, building houses and paving roads, without ever being thanked, much to his frustration. He decides that he cannot let anyone else walk over them and attacks the player. The Whomp King attacks by slamming his body onto the ground in an attempt to crush the player. To defeat the Whomp King, the player has to wait for him to attack, which leaves his back exposed, and ground-pound him. The Whomp King then gets back up, and the process repeats. This must be done three times to defeat him. After the third hit, the Whomp King expresses his frustration once more, but he gives the player his Power Star without any more complaints and promptly explodes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いかりのバッタン キング
Ikari no Battan Kingu
Angry Whomp King

Chinese 疯狂的嘭嘭王[2]
Fēngkuáng de Pēngpēngwáng
Crazy Whomp King

French Destruction du gros Whomp (SM64)
Blocs Whomp friables (SM64DS)
Destruction of the Big Whomp
Friable Whomp Blocks
German Besiege König Wummp! (SM64)
Wummps! (SM64DS)
Defeat King Whomp!
Italian Schiaccia Womp (Super Mario 64 DS)
Spodesta Womp[1]
Crush Whomp
Overthrow Whomp
Korean 분노의꽈당킹
Bunno ui Kkwadangking
Angry Whomp King

Spanish Derroca a Roco
Overthrow Whomp



  1. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia, pag. 87
  2. ^ From iQue's localization of Super Mario 64 DS.