Bob-ombs are enemies that appear in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS.


Bob-ombs are black spheres with large, white eyes, yellow feet, and a small rope on the top. In the remake, they look very similar to their appearance from the Nintendo 64 game, but they now sport a twister on their backs.


When Mario, Luigi, Wario, or Yoshi get near to a Bob-omb, it will start making a steam sound and chase them. Once it explodes, it will grow for a split second and make a explosion sound. If the player is too close to a Bob-omb when it blows up, they will lose two units of health.

The player can grab a Bob-omb by punching or lunging at it. If the player presses the attack button once again, Mario will throw the Bob-omb. He will throw it farther if he's walking while doing so. Mario cannot run while holding a Bob-omb and he can only use the first and lowest jump. In the DS version, Yoshi can eat them and spit them out, but he keeps them in his mouth for a while, they explode, causing Yoshi to take damage. If a player picks a Power Flower without their Cap on, a Bob-omb comes out instead. However, there are some courses like Whomp's Fortress, Jolly Roger Bay, and Snowman's Land where if playing as Mario and he picks up a Power Flower, a Bob-omb comes out regardless if Mario has his Cap on or not.


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