Mega Goomba (boss)

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This article is about the Goomba boss from New Super Mario Bros.. For the Mega Goomba species, see Mega Goomba.
Mega Goomba

Mega Goomba[1] is the boss of World 4 in New Super Mario Bros.

Before the battle, a seemingly regular Goomba transforms into Mega Goomba. When it grows, it makes a sound similar to touching a Mega Mushroom, only somewhat more menacing. Mario must defeat this boss to acquire the key that provides access to World 5.

To defeat Mega Goomba, Mario can activate a switch, causing two platforms to appear. When Mario stands on the platform, it will elevate in the air. From there, Mario can either Wall Jump, Jump, or Ground Pound directly on top of Mega Goomba. For the attack to be successful, Mario must Ground Pound the Goomba (unless he is Mega Mario or Shell Mario). Mario can also go off to the side, simply wall jump, then ground pound on Mega Goomba. It is possible to defeat Mega Goomba without using the ? Switch. To do this Mario or Luigi must perform Wall Jumps. Fire Mario can also defeat Mega Goomba if Fire Mario stays on the far left area and shoots enough fireballs to defeat him; when Mega Goomba approaches Mario on the far left side, he does not hurt Mario due to his mushroom-sized hitbox.

Once Mario hits Mega Goomba three times, the Goomba will be defeated, and Mario can get the key to World 5.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボスクリボー[2]
Bosu kuribō
Boss Goomba
Korean 왕굼바[3]
Wang-Gumba
Big Goomba, the prefix wang means 'big' in spoken language

Trivia[edit]

  • In the very first footage of New Super Mario Bros., the (or a) Mega Goomba was a normal Goomba until it came into contact with a mushroom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loe, Casey. New Super Mario Bros. Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Page 14.
  2. ^ Japanese Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
  3. ^ Korean Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy