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 (version 3.0) (2020)

A Goomba Mask[1] is an item that first appears Super Mario 3D World. It disguises the playable character as a Goomba, allowing them to walk past enemies without getting noticed and attacked.


Super Mario 3D World[edit]

In 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.

Super Mario Maker 2[edit]

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. It was later added as a wearable object exclusive to the Super Mario 3D World style in the version 3.0.0 update released on April 22, 2020, allowing the player to avoid getting noticed by all enemies, unlike in Super Mario 3D World.

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
Italian Maschera di Goomba[4] Goomba's Mask
Russian Маска гумбы
Maska gumby
Goomba Mask
Korean 흉내굼바
Hyungnae Gumba
Mimicking Goomba
Chinese (Simplified) 纸糊栗宝宝[5]
Zhǐhú Lìbǎobao
Paste Paper Goomba
Chinese (Traditional) 紙糊栗寶寶[6]
Zhǐhú Lìbǎobǎo
Paste Paper Goomba


  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.
  4. ^ NintendoItalia (April 21, 2020). Super Mario Maker 2 - Modalità "Crea un mondo", Bowserotti e nuovi elementi! (Nintendo Switch). YouTube. Retrieved on April 23, 2020.
  5. ^ Nintendo (April 21, 2020). 《 Super Mario Maker 2 (超级马力欧创作家 2) 》更新数据 Ver.3.0.0 介绍视频 Youku. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Nintendo (April 20, 2020). 《Super Mario Maker 2 (超級瑪利歐創作家 2) 》更新資料Ver.3.0.0介紹影片 YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2020.