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Goombo
Chibiboartwork.PNG
Artwork of a Goombo in Super Mario Land.
First Appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Parent Species Goomba

Goombo[1] (also known by its original Japanese name Chibibo[2]) is a variety of Goomba that resides in Sarasaland. Goombos have only appeared in Super Mario Land, and were only referred to as such in the American digital manual for the 2011 port of Super Mario Land to the Virtual Console, twenty-two years after the original game's release.

Like Goombas, Goombos slowly meander to the side aiming to hit Mario. They will not turn around unless they hit an obstacle, and will wander off the edge of platforms. Once stomped or shot with a superball, Mario will be rewarded with one hundred points. After Bombshell Koopas, Goombos are the most common enemy in the game, appearing in all kingdoms except for the Easton Kingdom.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チビボー[3]
Chibibō
A portmanteau of Chibi and Kuribō.
Spanish Goombo -
French Chibibo -
German Tschibibo Japanese/English name adapted to German spelling
Italian Chibibo -
Romanian Goombo -

Trivia[edit]

  • The English instruction booklet calls this enemy "timid"[2], whereas the Japanese instruction booklet calls it "weak"[3].
  • Like certain other Super Mario Land characters, Goombos were made into finger puppets.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Super Mario Land Virtual Console manual, page 14.
  2. ^ a b Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 14.
  3. ^ a b Also described as 「いキノコ」 yowai kinoko, or weak mushroom. - Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 14.