Bob-omb is one of the minor enemies from Super Mario Bros. 2 (1988) ..and the original Japanese version known as “Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic” (1987) before.

They are walking Bombs with eyes which walk usually in Mario’s direction or from right to left on the screen and will explode nearby Mario. Sometimes they can be picked up and thrown by Mario.

The Bob-omb returned in almost all Mario games, in Mario 64 (1996), the first stage, the Bob-omb Field is named after them and Kick Bob-omb.

In some of the Mario Golf games they are like obstacles and will explode if a Ball was shot nearby them. In the Mario Kart series, the Bob-ombs are a weapon. They also appear in a couple of Legend of Zelda games where they act similar as in the Mario games.

Bob-Omb from Super Mario on Game-Art-HQ


Bob-omb from the Super Mario Bros. Series: an Overview

Charactername: Bob-omb
  Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries: Super Mario Bros. / Kart, Party, Sports and more
  First seen on: NES
First Game: Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic / Super Mario Bros. 2   Year first seen in: 1987
Last Game: Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Role(s) and Characteristics: Boss, Playable character in many Spinoff Mario games
  Weapons or Martial Arts Style:
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:
Has Relations to: Yoshi (In the Sports Games)   See also:




Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Bob-omb

Bob-omb Mario Kart 8 MK8 Original Game Art by Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 (2014)

Bob-Omb NSMB New Super Mario Bros 2006 Official Art

New Super Mario Bros. (2006)



Bob-omb in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

  Bob-omb was not yet drawn for a Game-Art-HQ Art Collaboration, but sooner or later they might appear in Mario’s Blacklist 🙂


Selected Fan Art of Bob-omb




Trivia and own opinion(s)