The Boss of Tricky Ruins

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The Boss of Tricky Ruins
SMS Noki Bay Episode 2.png
Location Noki Bay
Mission # 2
Game Super Mario Sunshine
Boss(es) Gooper Blooper
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The Boss of Tricky Ruins is the second episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine. The episode's objective is to climb through the ruins and defeat Gooper Blooper.


Mario fighting Gooper Blooper
Mario fighting Gooper Blooper for the third time.

To the left of the player's starting position is a coast with many ruins embedded in the mountainside. By spraying the wall paintings, the ruins are revealed and the player can climb up to the top. To reach the top of the ruins and reach Gooper Blooper, the player has to first spray the panel to the left of the Boat Shop rental hut. Doing so makes the wall recede and Mario can Wall Jump up to the next segment. The walls return to normal after enough time has passed, so the player needs to be quick in order to avoid being shoved off the mountain. At the next wall of markings, the player needs to spray the marking on the far left to reveal the passageway. Mario then needs to Wall Jump around the passage and run up the steep hill before the wall is restored.

At the top of the cliff is Gooper Blooper, ready for a rematch. During this fight, the miniboss theme plays. All of his tactics are the same from the last two fights in Ricco Harbor, but Gooper Blooper moves slightly faster in this battle. By pulling the mouth and snapping it back twice, Gooper Blooper is defeated for good and the passage into a tomb opens, allowing the player to collect the Shine Sprite within.

Through a glitch, the player can use a trampoline to clip through the wall. If the player does so and hovers long enough, they can enter the tomb without defeating Gooper Blooper.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カラクリいせきの ボス
Karakuri Iseki no Bosu
The Boss of the Mechanism Ruins

French (NOE) Le boss des ruines piégées
The Boss of the booby-trapped Ruins
German Der Bezwinger der Labyrinthruine
The Conqueror of the Labyrinth-Ruin
Italian Il boss delle rovine infide
The Boss of the Treacherous Ruins
Spanish (NOE) Mega Blooper en las Ruinas Puzzle
Gooper Blooper in the Puzzle Ruins


  1. ^ Sünta Foot (December 7, 2013). (SMS) Noki Bay 2 Gooper Blooper Skip. YouTube. Retrieved January 31, 2021.