Footrace with Koopa the Quick

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Footrace with Koopa the Quick
Koopa the Quick challenging Mario.
Location Bob-omb Battlefield
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS
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Footrace with Koopa the Quick is the second mission of the Bob-omb Battlefield in Super Mario 64 and its remake, Super Mario 64 DS. It involves racing Koopa the Quick to the top of the mountain, where the Big Bob-omb was fought in Big Bob-omb on the Summit, and it can be completed only after the player completes that mission.


When Mario enters the mission, Koopa the Quick is waiting nearby. If Mario talks to him, he asks about Mario's victory against the Big Bob-omb. He says that Mario would have to be fairly strong and fast to defeat the Big Bob-omb but that he is slower than Koopa. He then challenges Mario to a race towards the top of the mountain. When the race starts, Mario has to make it to the top and touch a flagpole at the summit's center. The cannons cannot be used, as Koopa accuses Mario of trying to scam him if Mario jumps into a cannon at any point during the race. However, Mario is allowed to enter the iron balls' alcove midway up the mountain and warp to the other alcove close to the mountaintop. If Mario loses the race, Koopa boasts about his victory, and he cannot be rechallenged until the mission is restarted. If Mario wins, Koopa admits that Mario is fast and rewards him a Power Star.

The mission is slightly different in Super Mario 64 DS. If Yoshi, Luigi, or Wario talks to Koopa, Koopa asks him to bring Mario to him. If Mario (or one of the other characters wearing Mario's cap) talks to him, he says that Mario has "put on a few pounds" since the last time he saw him. Koopa then decides that a race to the top of the Bob-omb Battlefield's mountain will be good exercise. The same rules still apply; however, if the other characters lose Mario's cap and finish the race, Koopa asks where Mario is before believing that Mario abandoned the race due to Koopa's superior speed.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はくねつ ノコノコレース
Hakunetsu Nokonoko Rēsu
Heated Koopa Troopa Race

Chinese 喏库喏库的田径锦标赛[2]
Nuòkùnuòkù de Tiánjìngjǐnbiāosài
Koopa Troopa's Track & Field Tournament

French Course contre Koopa-Rapido
Race Against Koopa the Quick
German Besiege den schnellen Koopa! (SM64)
Wettlauf mit Koopa, dem Schnellen (SM64 DS)
Defeat the Quick Koopa!
Race with Koopa, the Quick
Italian Gara con Koopa il Veloce (Super Mario 64 DS)
La sfida di Koopa il Veloce[1]
Race with Koopa the Quick
The challenge of Koopa the Quick
Korean 불타는 엉금엉금 레이스
Burning Koopa Race

Spanish El reto de Koopa el Rápido
The Challenge of Koopa the Quick


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