The Goomba.

Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -

      Goomba: [Goom-bah]  

goomba


1. A common enemy type in the Mario series of videogames. 
2. A minion of the villain Bowser.

 Minor henchmen, known as the lowest of enemies. They are easily dispatched of with any form of attack. They lack intelligence, and will often walk off of cliffs. Their only form of offense is to run into the opponent, and they have no concept of what defense is. When defeated, they will either give points, coins, or other similer objects. As coins can heal  Mario, they often amount to little more than walking containers.  
They come in multiple forms, though each form improves very little. Some have wings, and are upgraded to the status of floating jump-off point, while others come in an even weaker variety that are dispatched of even more easily. Often voted as the most pathetic minion in history, any victories obtained by them are attributed either to extreme luck, or a pathetic and disgraceful opponent. 
 
See also: Things that killed me five times in a row.

#1 Posted by masterherocard (419 posts) -

      Goomba: [Goom-bah]  

goomba


1. A common enemy type in the Mario series of videogames. 
2. A minion of the villain Bowser.

 Minor henchmen, known as the lowest of enemies. They are easily dispatched of with any form of attack. They lack intelligence, and will often walk off of cliffs. Their only form of offense is to run into the opponent, and they have no concept of what defense is. When defeated, they will either give points, coins, or other similer objects. As coins can heal  Mario, they often amount to little more than walking containers.  
They come in multiple forms, though each form improves very little. Some have wings, and are upgraded to the status of floating jump-off point, while others come in an even weaker variety that are dispatched of even more easily. Often voted as the most pathetic minion in history, any victories obtained by them are attributed either to extreme luck, or a pathetic and disgraceful opponent. 
 
See also: Things that killed me five times in a row.

#2 Posted by Elerigo (101 posts) -

The goomba is a awesome enemy. Just remember that there is strength in numbers. Thumbs up for this blog post.

#3 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Here's some more fun facts for you.  In Japan they're known as kuriboo (クリボー), pronounced kooreebow.  I wonder if they called them goomba for the mafioso slang?
 
Way back when with Super Mario Bros 1, I used to think they were actually noses with mustaches moving back and forth.

#4 Posted by Zen313 (94 posts) -

LOL Cool post. I love putting my boot under those lil pests.  
 
@Diamond: I had no idea their known as kuriboo in Japanese. Did you happen to edit the Mario Bros page with that info?

#5 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@Zen313:  No, is that info on the Mario Bros page?  I see it on the Goomba wikipedia page but not on the one here.  (checked that out when I thought of that little bit on info)
#6 Posted by BRG9000 (145 posts) -

These things keep killing me in SMG2 whenever the camera angle goes kinda isometric. 
 
I do enjoy slurping their wings off with Yoshi so they plummet into a black hole though.

#7 Posted by Willy105 (4691 posts) -

I really liked that they brought him back on Galaxy 2. It was great seeing all those little guys walking around.

#8 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I thought this was a Goomba.
 




Sorry, couldn't resist.

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