Mega Bob-omb

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Not to be confused with Big Bob-omb.
Not to be confused with Mezzo Bomb, Mega Bomb, or Giga Bob-omb.
Mega Bob-omb

A Mega Bob-omb from Super Mario Maker
First appearance The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 "Crimes R Us" (1990)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker 2 (2019)
Variant of Bob-omb
Bulky Bob-omb
Dark Fawful Bomb
Giga Bob-omb
Mezzo Bomb

Mega Bob-ombs are a large variant of Bob-omb with a wider range of explosion that are found in several Mario games.


The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3

A big Bob-omb is shown once in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 episode "Crimes R Us". When the Koopalings attempt to rob the Mushroom Kingdom Treasury, they are thwarted by Mario, Luigi, and Crime Wave Clyde. King Koopas pulls up two dollar sign bags into the Doom Ship above, expecting a billion gold coins, but the bags contain the Koopalings tied-up and a lit Mega Bob-omb. It explodes in a display of fireworks as the Doom Ship retreats.

Mario Strikers series

In Super Mario Strikers and Mario Strikers Charged, the Mega Bob-omb appears as an item. It is similar to the Bob-omb items, but instead of several Bob-ombs falling in a row, the giant Bob-omb falls on one spot and explodes, hitting and knocking over anyone nearby. However, it affects the user's teammates as well, so the item should be used with caution. Wario may also use this in one of his disappointment scenes in Mario Strikers Charged, in which he pulls out a giant Bob-omb, which unfortunately explodes on him. Super Mario Strikers marks the Mega Bob-omb's debut in an actual game.

Mario Sports Mix

Mega Bob-ombs also appear in Mario Sports Mix in the dodgeball game called Bob-omb Dodge, and are more dangerous than ordinary Bob-ombs. They have a wider blast range than the normal Bob-omb in this game, and cause twenty-five points of damage to the players unlucky enough to be caught in the blast.

Mario & Luigi series

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Mega Bob-ombs also appear in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team as minor obstacles. In the game, the Elite Trio have an attack involving a Mega Bob-omb that Mario must run away from. They are also puzzle elements rolling down a set path in Neo Bowser Castle which Mario and Luigi must use to proceed further. Here, they have a 3D model with flat, textured-on feet. After Antasma is defeated, the Trio try to stall Mario and Luigi with Mega Bob-ombs before they reach Bowser. After he is defeated in his dreamy state, Mega Bob-ombs rain down as Mario and company try to flee the collapsing lair. In this game, Mega Bob-ombs have no visible feet.

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Mega Bob-ombs also appear in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as projectiles used by the Koopalings during certain missions in Neo Bowser Castle and obstacles in the Safe by a Sandslide mission. They appear smaller than in the previous game, lack feet, and are generically referred to as "bombs".

Super Mario series

Super Mario Maker / Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

In Super Mario Maker and Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, the player can make a Bob-omb bigger with a Super Mushroom. Aside from size, there is no difference between big and regular Bob-ombs except for explosion radius and their larger size making them harder to avoid. In addition, they can be given wings making them Mega Para-Bob-ombs, stacked on other enemies, placed in Koopa Clown Cars, among other level elements.

Super Mario Maker 2

Mega Bob-ombs return in Super Mario Maker 2, having the same functions as in its predecessor. This time, they can be given parachutes. In the Super Mario 3D World style, like normal Bob-ombs in previous 3D Mario games making them Mega Parabombs, they immediately light their fuse when they see Mario.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, they act as explosive material to destroy the black paint mixing room of Black Bowser's Castle. This marks their Paper Mario debut.

Mario Tennis Aces

In Mario Tennis Aces, a Mega Bob-omb is used by the black Shy Guy boss in the final stage of Shy Guy Train Tussle. When the Shy Guy's health is fully depleted, it will throw a single Mega Bob-omb at the players. The Bob-omb must be rallied back and forth between each player and the Shy Guy until it explodes on the the enemy and defeats it.


Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 巨大ボムへい
Kyodai Bomuhei
Giant Bob-omb


  • The Mega Bob-omb is one of two giant enemies to debut in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 before appearing in the games, the other being the Huge Paragoomba.

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