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A Rhomp from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Mario avoiding several Rhomps in the Slipsand Galaxy

Rhomps[1] are Spindel-like enemies that first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Only eighteen Rhomps are found in the entire game, all being found in the sand slide area of the Slipsand Galaxy. Here, they attempt to flatten Mario, which kills him instantly. They resemble tube-shaped stones with smiley faces and a circular stone with square designs on it attached to each side. While similar to Spindels in both design and behavior, Rhomps have several differentiating features, such as smooth stone skin and no teeth or eyebrows. A Rhomp's face is very similar to that of a Grumblump.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロ[2]
Onomatopoeia for large and heavy things rolling
French Roulopresseur From rouleau (roll) and compresseur (crusher)
German Walzen-Wummp Roll Whomp
Italian Rhomp Rhomp
Spanish (NOE) Apisonita


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 29.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 159.