Mega Goomba (boss)

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This article is about the Goomba boss from New Super Mario Bros.. For the species, see Big Goomba.
Mega Goomba
Mega Goomba from NSMB
Species Goomba
First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Mario facing the Mega Goomba
Mario in World 4-Castle.
Mario uses the rising platforms

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

Before the battle, a seemingly regular Goomba walks onscreen before transforming into the Mega Goomba and commencing the battle. When it grows, it makes a sound similar to touching a Mega Mushroom, only somewhat more menacing. Mario (or Luigi) must defeat this boss to acquire the key that provides access to World 5.

To defeat the Mega Goomba, Mario can activate a switch, causing two platforms to appear. When Mario stands on one of them, it will elevate in the air. From there, Mario can either wall-jump, jump, or ground-pound directly on top of the 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 the Mega Goomba. It is possible to defeat the Mega Goomba without using the ? Switch. To do this, Mario must perform Wall Jumps. If Mario is in his Fire form, he can also defeat the Mega Goomba if he stays on the far left area and shoots enough fireballs to defeat it; when the Mega Goomba approaches Mario on the far left side, it does not hurt him due to its mushroom-sized hitbox.

Once Mario ground-pounds the Mega Goomba three times (or nine times if Mario is in his Mini form), 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; shared with the Megasparkle Goomba
German Mega-Gumba Mega Goomba
Korean 왕굼바[3]
Big Goomba, the prefix wang means 'big' in spoken language


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


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