Kaboomba

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Kaboomba
SMW2 YI Kaboomba.png
First appearance Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995)
Latest appearance Yoshi's New Island (2014)
Variants
Calm Cannon
Comparable
Cannon
Bomubomu

The Kaboomba[1] is a walking cannon enemy that first appears in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

History[edit]

Yoshi's Island series[edit]

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island[edit]

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Kaboombas only appear in The Cave Of The Mystery Maze and Raphael The Raven's Castle. They attack by shooting heavy cannonballs that fall to the ground and explode after a few seconds. Yoshi can safely stand on them, and eating them does nothing. An egg or Ground Pound disposes of them.

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3[edit]

Kaboombas retain their role in the Game Boy Advance port, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3.

Yoshi's New Island[edit]

Kaboombas make a return appearance in Yoshi's New Island.

Super Princess Peach[edit]

See also: Cannon (disambiguation)
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Kaboombas also appear in Super Princess Peach, where they are named Cannons. The Calm Cannon, a sleeping variety, also appeared.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 大砲くん[2]
Taihōkun
Cannon-Kun
Italian Cannone Jr. Cannon Jr.

Trivia[edit]

  • Kaboombas and an unused big variant were originally designed during the development of Super Mario World,[3] where they would have shot Green Shells.[4]
  • The Player's Guide description for the Kaboomba is erroneously accompanied by an image of one of the cannonballs instead of the enemy itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Kent, and Terry Munson. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Player's Guide. Page 127.
  2. ^ 「スーパーマリオアドバンス3任天堂公式ガイドブック」 (Super Mario Advance 3 Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook), page 17.
  3. ^ Frieze (July 24, 2020). Twitter post showing pre-release Super Mario World assets. Twitter. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ lx5 (July 24, 2020). Twitter post showing an object viewer for pre-release Super Mario World tiles. Twitter. Retrieved July 25, 2020.