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Not to be confused with Goomba.
Artwork of a Goombo from Super Mario Land
First appearance Super Mario Land (1989)
Latest appearance WarioWare Gold (2018)
Variant of Goomba
Mini Goomba

Goombo[1] (also known by its original Japanese name Chibibo[2][3]) 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 Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console release of Super Mario Land in 2011, twenty-two years after the original game's release. Nintendo Power also refers to these as relatives of Goombas.[3] Goombos are approximately half the size of Small Mario, while Goombas are usually about the same size.

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.

A Goombo makes a cameo in the Super Mario Land microgame in WarioWare Gold, where it is one of the enemies Mario must throw a Superball at.


Super Mario Land[edit]

  • 3DS Virtual Console manual bio: "This timid mushroom toddles along the ground."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チビボー[4]
Portmanteau of「ちび」(chibi, small) and「クリボー」(Kuribō, Goomba)
Dutch Chibibo[5] -
French Chibibo -
German Tschibibo Japanese/English name adapted to German spelling
Italian Chibibo (Virtual Console manual)
Spanish Goombo -


  • The English instruction booklet calls this enemy "timid"[2], whereas the Japanese instruction booklet calls it "weak"[4].
  • Like certain other Super Mario Land characters, Goombos were made into finger puppets.


  1. ^ Super Mario Land Virtual Console digital manual, page 14.
  2. ^ a b Super Mario Land English instruction booklet, page 14.
  3. ^ a b M. Arakawa. Nintendo Game Boy Player's Guide. Page 5.
  4. ^ a b Also described as 「いキノコ」 yowai kinoko, or weak mushroom. - Super Mario Land Japanese instruction booklet, page 14.
  5. ^ Club Nintendo (Netherlands) Classic, page 7.
  6. ^ Super Mario Bros. Enciclopedia; pag 46