Bob-omb Battlefield

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Bob-omb Battlefield
Boss(es) Big Bob-omb
Mission(s) Super Mario 64
Big Bob-omb on the Summit
Footrace with Koopa the Quick
Shoot to the Island in the Sky
Find the 8 Red Coins
Mario Wings to the Sky
Behind Chain Chomp's Gate

Super Mario 64 DS
Big Bob-omb on the Summit
Footrace with Koopa the Quick
5 Silver Stars!
Big Bob-omb's Revenge
Mario Wings to the Sky
Find the 8 Red Coins
Behind Chain-Chomp's Gate
Stars Super Mario 64:

Super Mario 64 DS:
Map of Bob-omb Battlefield in Super Mario 64 DS.

Bob-omb Battlefield is the first course in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. The painting through which Mario can enter Bob-omb Battlefield is located on the first floor of Princess Peach's Castle, through the door on the far left. It is one of the two courses that does not require Power Stars to enter, the other being Hazy Maze Cave. Bob-omb Battlefield takes place in a grassland area with many trees. It contains several mountains and hills which can be climbed. Bob-omb Battlefield is always in constant war, the Bob-ombs vs. the Bob-omb Buddies. Mario's enemies include Bob-ombs, Goombas, a Koopa Troopa and a Chain Chomp, the only one in Super Mario 64. There are several Wing Cap ! Blocks and six cannons in the level. It is not possible to fall off the course. However, in Super Mario 64 DS, it is possible to perform a glitch by shooting at the bottom tip of the island with Mario's Wing Cap. Doing so will cause the player to go high into the air and from there can go out of the level's boundaries.


The mission titles and numbers correspond to Super Mario 64 unless otherwise noted.

Star 1: Big Bob-omb on the Summit

Main article: Big Bob-omb on the Summit
Mario facing the Big Bob-omb.

In the very first level of Super Mario 64, Mario has to get to the summit of the mountain of Bob-omb Battlefield to fight the Big Bob-omb, an enemy to the Bob-omb Buddies, and essentially the first boss character of the game. Mario has to straightly follow the path that starts at the beginning of the level. There are several obstacles and enemies on his way, including Goombas, a Chain Chomp, water bombs, and big metal cannonballs called Big Steelies which roll down the path. Upon reaching the summit, Mario is confronted by the Big Bob-omb. Mario can defeat the Big Bob-omb by picking him up from behind and throwing him to the ground. When Mario misses and throws the Big Bob-omb from the summit plateau, he will come back claiming Mario cheated and Mario will have to start over again. Mario must throw him to the ground three times. On defeat, the Big Bob-omb releases a Power Star.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the battle is changed. Yoshi is the only character available at the beginning of the game, so the Big Bob-omb will throw Bob-ombs at Yoshi. As such, Yoshi has to grab a Bob-omb with his mouth and throw it at the Big Bob-omb, before the Bob-omb explodes in Yoshi's mouth. Technically, this mission can be done with other characters, if the player gets a star such as "Behind Chain Chomp's Gate" before this one. In Super Mario 64 DS Big Bob-omb bounces lightly with Yoshi having to dodge this attack. In Super Mario 64, Big Bob-omb bounced once and got up again.

Star 2: Footrace with Koopa the Quick

Mario facing the Bob-omb Battlefield painting
Koopa the Quick challenging Mario to a race

For the second Power Star of the level, Mario has to race a big Koopa Troopa named Koopa the Quick. Mario has to reach the flagpole at the summit of the mountain before Koopa the Quick does. This Star isn't too difficult since Koopa The Quick isn't especially fast and takes a rather long path. However, just like when racing the Big Penguin in Cool, Cool, Mountain, the player can't cheat. Using one of the Cannons scattered across Bob-omb Battlefield will make Koopa the Quick refuse to give away the star. However, players are allowed to use the warp on the side of the mountain, where the cannon balls fall out of. In fact, the player is allowed to take any short cuts at all as long they don't involve any of the cannons.

To get to the flagpole, the player must follow the dirt path to a wooden bridge, passing several Goombas. After crossing the wooden bridge, the player must follow another dirt path, this time avoiding a Bob-omb and a Chain Chomp. This path will lead to another wooden bridge that will tip if the player doesn't cross it fast enough. Meanwhile, Koopa the Quick will fail to cross this bridge, but then attempt to cheat by climbing the white rock that the player can't climb. There will be two spaces of land ahead of the player, but they should head to the right, in the direction towards the mountain. In this area, there will be several Bob-ombs and falling water bombs. The player should try to dodge these enemies. If the player gets to the end of the field, they will find a gate, allowing access to the mountain. The rest of the course is simple, but easier said than done. The player must climb the path which rotates in a circular motion. Giant metal balls roll down the path, having the player to dodge or jump over them. Once the player gets to the top, they will see a flag with a Green Shell on it. If the player stands near it or jumps onto it, they will beat Koopa the Quick and receive a star. If they fail, they will have to try again. If Mario gets to the Flag ahead of Koopa the Quick he also will have to wait until Koopa the Quick reaches the flagpole to win the Star.

This mission is pretty much the same in Super Mario 64 DS. However, there is a slight change. Koopa the Quick will only want to race against Mario himself. Since Yoshi is the only character available at the time, Yoshi must take a Mario Cap and then race against Koopa the Quick. However, the player can choose to get another Power Star to get the real Mario from defeating Goomboss. If Yoshi loses the cap during the race for various reasons, Koopa the Quick will wonder where Mario is and won't relinquish the Star. If the player regains their Mario Cap and wins the race, Koopa the Quick will act like Yoshi lost.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Course contre Koopa-Rapido Race against Koopa the Quick
German Besiege den schnellen Koopa Defeat the quick Koopa
Korean 불타는 엉금엉금 레이스
Burning Race with Koopa Troopa
Spanish El Reto de Koopa el Rápido The Challenge of Koopa the Quick

Star 3 (N64): Shoot to the Island in the Sky

Mario on the floating island.

In the original Super Mario 64, the third Power Star of Bob-omb Battefield is found in a ! Block on a floating platform/"island", which is floating near the big mountain. In order to get it, Mario first has to talk to the Bob-omb Buddies at the beginning of the level to open the cannons, the cannon right at the beginning of the level can not be used to shoot to the floating island, but, it can be used to shoot to the cannon that is located about right underneath the floating island inside a rock formation. When the player blasts off to the floating island, it is possible to go over the island if aimed incorrectly when fired and land on top of the mountain. If this happens, there is a cannon located on the mountain that can be used to shoot to the floating island. The cannon near the summit is the only other cannon that can be used to shoot to the floating island. Also, when performing this mission, the player should try to aim for the tree on the floating island, as Mario will grab it. Then break the mystery block on the floating island to grab the Power Star that comes out of it.

This level was removed in Super Mario 64 DS and replaced with Big Bob-omb's Revenge displayed below.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Canon vers l'île perchée Cannon to the perched island
German Fliege zur schwebenden Insel Fly to the floating island

Star 3 (DS): Five Silver Stars!

Yoshi getting one of the silver stars.

In Super Mario 64 DS, the player, who can play this mission with any character, has to find the five Silver Stars which are scattered throughout the battlefield. This is the only mission where the Chain Chomp is running loose on the battlefield. The locations of the Silver Stars are:

  • Revealed after defeating the Goomba with Wario's cap.
  • Revealed after defeating the Goomba near a tree and a cannon.
  • Near the Chain Chomp.
  • Atop a tree (as shown in the image to the right).
  • In a patch of flowers.
Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Trouver les 5 etoiles d'argent! Find the 5 Silver Stars!
Korean 5개의 실버스타!
5-gae ui silbeoseuta!
Five Silver Stars!
Spanish ¡Las 5 estrellas de Plata! The Five Silver Stars!

Star 4 (N64)/6 (DS): Find the 8 Red Coins

Yoshi running to a red coin.

For the fourth Power Star, Mario has to find the eight Red Coins of the level. They are scattered throughout the battlefield. The locations of the Red Coins are:

  • One is on moving platforms beside the main path.
  • One on the Chain Chomp's peg.
  • One on a small hill near the Chain Chomp and the Koopa Troopa.
  • Two near the Star Marker.
  • Another on a slope down the mountain.
  • One on the tree on the floating island.
  • One in a small area where the ground ! Switch is.

When Mario has collected all Red Coins, the Power Star appears.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Les 8 pièces rouges The 8 red coins
German Finde die 8 roten Münzen Find the 8 red coins
Korean 8개의 레드코인
8-gae ui redeukoin
The 8 Red coins

Star 4 (DS): Big Bob-omb's Revenge

Luigi picking up the Big Bob-omb.

The player has to fight the Big Bob-omb, this time with a character other than Yoshi, because in this battle, there are no projectiles to throw. To get the Power Star, Mario, Luigi or Wario has do the same objective as Star 1 in the N64 version. However, if the player throws the Big Bob-omb off the mountain, he'll jump back to the mountain and say, "You must fight with honor! It is against the rules to throw the king out of the ring." Once Big Bob-omb is thrown three times, the Power Star will appear. It is best to do this mission as Wario because he will not slow down when he picks up Big Bob-omb.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French La revanche du Roi Bob-omb Big Bob-omb's Revenge
Korean 킹폭탄의 복수전
Kingpoktan ui boksujeon
King Bob-omb's Revenge
Spanish El Gran Bob-omb Contraataca The Big Bob-omb Strikes back

Star 5: Mario Wings to the Sky

Wing Mario flying through the coin rings.

This level was exactly the same in both Super Mario 64 and its remake. Mario has to fly through five rings of coins in the air using the Wing Cap (aquired after collecting ten Power Stars, going into the castle and looking up when there is sunshine beaming down on the rug) and collect all five middle coins of the rings to make the Power Star appear. Taking off from the Island in the Sky, he has to use the Wing Cap and shoot himself from a cannon to have enough speed to hit all the rings, as well as being able to fly upwards. The Power Star appears in the meadow near the Star Marker. It is also possible to use the cannon on its own to go through all the rings, but this takes good aiming and can't be done in one try.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Vol du Mario ailé Fly of Winged Mario
German Durchfliege alle Münzenringe Fly through all coin rings
Korean 날아라! 날개마리오
Narara! Nalgae Mario
Fly! Wing Mario
Spanish El Vuelo de Mario The Flight of Mario

Star 6 (7 in DS): Behind Chain Chomp's Gate

Mario ground pounding on the Chain Chomp's stake.

The sixth Power Star of Bob-omb Battlefield is located behind iron bars near the Chain Chomp. To get it, Mario first has to free the Chain Chomp by Ground Pounding its pole three times. Freed, it will destroy the iron bars and Mario will be able to get the star. A glitch is to hold a Bob-omb near the bars and wait for it to explode. The force of the explosion will push Mario inside the gate.

The star in Super Mario 64 DS is the same as if it were gotten in the original version of the game and collected as if it were done in the same way. However, there are several alternatives to getting the star normally, such as using Vanish Luigi to phase through the bars, ground-pounding the stake a single time as Wario, or collecting the star during the third mission (since the Chain Chomp has been moved to the adjacent field). Additionally, in the original game, a higher jump is required to collect the star, since it is too high to collect with a normal one; in the DS version this has been changed so that a normal jump may be used.

Names in Other Languages
Language Name Meaning
French Derrière la cage de Chomp Behind the Chomp's cage
German Befreie den Kettenhund Free the Chain Chomp
Korean 멍멍이 집으로
Meongmeongi jib ieuro
Go to the Chain Chomp's House
Spanish Da rienda suelta a Chomp Cadenas Unleash Chain Chomp


  • Upon entering the course in the Nintendo 64 version:

"Wow! You're smack in the middle of the battlefield. You'll find the Power Stars that Bowser stole inside the painting walls. First, talk to the Bob-omb Buddy (Press B Button to talk.) He'll certainly help you out, and so will his comrades in other areas. To read signs, stop, face them and press B Button. Press A Button or B Button to scroll ahead. You can talk to some other characters by facing them and pressing B Button."

  • Upon entering the course in the DS version:

"Chasing Mario led you smack in the middle of the battlefield. Where's Mario? First talk to the Bob-omb Buddy. In Standard Mode, you can do this by pressing A Button. He'll certainly help you out."

Enemies encountered

Statistics from Super Mario 64

  • Total Number of coins: 146
  • Caps Found: Red
  • Warps:
    • Mario can warp from a bush of flowers near the Goombas and the cannon to another bush which is near the Star Marker.
    • Another warp is a hole midway up the mountain where rolling balls are coming out. Mario can warp to another hole near the top of the mountain.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいのせんじょう
Bomuhei no Senjō
Bob-ombs' Battlefield
French Bataille de Bob-omb (Super Mario 64)
Guerre Bob-omb (Super Mario 64 DS)
Bob-omb's Battle
Bob-omb War
German Bob-ombs Bombenberg Bob-omb's Bombs Mountain
Italian Battaglia di Bob-Ombe Bob-Ombs' Battle
Korean 폭탄병의전쟁터
Poktanbyeong ui jeonjaengteo
Bob-omb's Battlefield
Spanish Campo de los Bob-omb Bob-omb's Field