Para-Goom

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Not to be confused with Paragoomba.
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The Para-Goom[1] is an enemy species that appeared in Wario Land 3 and Dr. Mario 64. Despite their name, Para-Gooms have no wings, but can glide (as well as do several other things) with the help of their main weapon: a parasol.

Para-Gooms have rather varying attack patterns in their first appearance, Wario Land 3. In this game, they were yellow, round, parasol-toting creatures that vaguely resembled Wanderin' Gooms. They could use their parasol for a variety of different attacks, but they most often seemed to use it as a spiked weapon placed in front of them (creating an attacking method identical to that of the enemy Spearhead). However, they could also put it above their heads, moving its spikes and letting it therefore damage Wario from the above. When they attack this way, they have the ability to glide diagonally or straight down if they happen to reach a ledge. They are also used as a reluctant golf ball in the Golf mini-game. The colors of the parasol change depending on the stage, appearing as any of the Treasure Chest colors, as well as the pink-and-blue palette that appears on the selections in the Pause Menu. In the golf minigame, when a new Para-Goom drops down after one has fallen in water or lava, the parasol will be white and red.
The many colors Para-Gooms' parasols can be.

An individual Para-Goom appeared in Dr. Mario 64. It was an instructor for Dr. Mario's tutorial.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カサマル[2]
Kasamaru
Parahead
French Para-Goom

Trivia[edit]

  • Para-Gooms bear a resemblance to Kirby, and may even be a reference to Kirby's similar Parasol Copy ability.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wario Land 3 English instruction booklet, pgs. 17-18.
  2. ^ Wario Land 3: Fushigi na Orgel Japanese instruction booklet, pgs. 16-17.