Goomba Mask

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Goomba Mask
Goomba Hat Artwork - Super Mario 3D World.png
A mask that resembles a Goomba's head.

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Latest appearance

Super Mario Maker 2 (cameo) (2019)

A Goomba Mask[1] is an item that appears Super Mario 3D World. The mask can be found after defeating certain Goombas, or in the right statue near a set of Chargin' Chucks in World 5-1. Like several objects in the game, the Goomba Mask is worn over the player's body.

Upon wearing it, Goombas, Galoombas and Mini Goombas do not recognize the player and will not attack, but other enemies like Koopa Troopas and Chargin' Chucks will still actively chase the player. Also, Spotlights do not react if the player is within sight. However, contact with enemies still causes damage, removing the mask. When the player jumps, the same sound effect plays as when a Goomba jumps. When the player crouch-walks while wearing the mask, the Goombas' walking sound is used. Power-ups cannot be used in this state, although Peach's float can still be used.

In Super Mario Maker 2, knocking on a Warp Door in the Super Mario 3D World style may cause Weird Mario to appear while wearing a Goomba Mask.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Kuribo Box[2]
Haribote Kuribō
Goomba Box

Papier-mâché Goomba
Spanish Careta Goomba[citation needed] Goomba mask
German Gumba-Maske Goomba Mask
Russian Маска гумбы
Maska gumby
Goomba Mask


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 16.
  2. ^ Super Mario 3D World internal filename (BoxKuribo)
  3. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 233.