Kick Bomb

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Kick Bomb
Kick Bomb SM3DW Prima.jpg

First appearance

Super Mario 3D World (2013)

Kick Bombs[1] are bombs introduced in Super Mario 3D World. They are patterned after soccer balls to indicate that they can be kicked forward. They appear in Bowser's Highway Showdown as one of the main obstacles throughout the level, and they are the only way to defeat Bowser when he is riding his Koopa Chase, where he tosses the bombs from. Kick Bombs then appear during the rematch with Bowser in Bowser's Lava Lake Keep. The explosions are capable of breaking Rock Blocks and defeating enemies.

During the Koopa Chase boss battles, if the Kick Bombs are swiped at or rolled into, and connects to Bowser, they will do triple the damage, and could allow Bowser to be defeated in three hits instead of nine. The player cannot kick a Kick Bomb that is flashing red, as it will otherwise hurt the player.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キックボム[2]
Kikku Bomu
Kick Bomb


  1. ^ Musa, Alexander, and Geson Hatchett. 2013. Super Mario 3D World Prima Official Game Guide, page 19.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D World section, page 232.