|First appearance||Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992)|
Ghost Goombas (generically referred to by Nintendo Power as ghosts) are Boo-like ghosts of Goombas found in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. They are only present in the third level of the Pumpkin Zone. True to its appearance, the Ghost Goomba is invincible and wavily floats like a Boo, but moves faster and forward like a Goomba. Green Shells and Stars are effective in defeating it. In the Kodansha adaptation, they are specifically depicted as the ghosts of Masked Ghouls.
Profiles and statistics
Tribe: Ghost clan
Game appearances: Land 2
It's the spirit of Goomba!
The Goomba (p. 72) has become a ghost. The ghost has no physical form and is totally immune to Mario's attacks. Mario must run through it quickly, as it moves in a very unpredictable manner.
A commercial for Game Boy introduced by Mani
Names in other languages
|Portmanteau of「テレサ」(Teresa, Boo) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)|
|French||Goomba Boo||Boo Goomba|
|Italian||Goomba Fantasma||Ghost Goomba|
- Ghost Goombas have an unused squished sprite, indicating that they were originally intended to be able to be stomped.
- In a KC Deluxe mini-guide, Ghost Goombas are referred to as the ghost of Goombo. In actuality, Ghost Goombas are approximately the size of regular Goombas and even slightly bigger than the game's Boos.
- A Ghost Goomba appears in the concept art of Super Mario Odyssey, suggesting they may have been planned to appear in the game somewhere early in development.
- English Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins entry on the official Mario Portal. nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 13, 2022, 13:51:45 UTC via archive.today.)
- "An unbeatable ghost zig-zags at the beginning of the stage." - Nintendo Power Volume 43, page 50.
- Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 115.
- Shogakukan. 1994.「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 115.
- Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia; page. 75
- Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag. 75
- A.J. Nitro. Game Boy / GBC - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - Enemies. The Spriters Resource. Retrieved August 27, 2022.
- 「チビボーのユウレイが、あらわれた‼ こわいよ～。」(Chibibo's ghost has materialized!! How scary!) - Kazuki, Motoyama. KC Deluxe vol. 19 - Super Mario Land 2: 6-tsu no Kinka 1. Page 4.