Big Goombas or Giant Goombas (デカクリボー, Giant Kuribo) are enemies from the Mario series.
Big Goombas made their debut in Super Mario Bros. 3 as an enemy, and has become a recurring enemy in later Mario games. They are larger versions of the normal-sized Goombas. They can be easily defeated by jumping on them; however, in the New Super Mario Bros. series, when they are defeated by jumping, they split into smaller Goombas.
As an enemy
Giant Goombas appear as enemies in The Subspace Emissary.
The Giant Goomba's behavior is similar to that of a Goomba, and they share the charge as their sole method of attack. Unlike their smaller counterparts, they are much more resilient, being able to sustain multiple blows and jumps on their heads before being defeated. Giant Goombas run faster when charging, and as expected, its charge attack is much more powerful, causing high damage and knockback. Giant Goombas also feature super armor to weaker attacks, which can make it difficult to stop a charging Giant Goomba.
Despite their high HP and power, Giant Goombas are still of relatively low threat. Having the same behavior as Goombas, their AI is rather basic, and they take much longer to begin their charge than regular Goombas do. When jumped on, they are also stunned for a sizable period of time while taking significant damage. Thus, they can be defeated with relative ease by simply jumping on their heads till they are defeated, which can easily prevent them from being able to begin their charge attack.
The Giant Goomba trophy can be obtained by using the Trophy Stand on a Giant Goomba in The Subspace Emissary.
As an enemy
Giant Goombas, now referred to as Big Goombas, appear as enemies in Smash Run, reprising their behavior from The Subspace Emissary. They feature an attack where they stomp their feet down, which damages and trips the player. They can be easily defeated by attacking them normally or jumping on them three times. Despite their weakness, they drop above average power-ups.