Goomboss (Mario Kart DS)

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Some Goombas can be pretty hard to beat if you ask us.

Goomboss is the 3rd boss on missions mode on Mario Kart DS, where the mission has you race against Goomboss as Toad on Baby Park, the player has to get first place in order to complete it. It is regarded as one of the toughest missions of the game, though for purely wrong reasons.

Why He Sucks

  1. The boss acts as a huge difficulty spike (It even makes the Beetle Races from Donkey Kong 64 look fair in comparison), where Goomboss is this speed demon and for every lap Goomboss finishes, he gains more speed for every time he finishes a lap, even if you're behind!
  2. And there is one part of the final lap where Goomboss just jumps over the middle of the course, which proves that Goomboss is such a cheating scumbag. 
  3. Goomboss also drops Goombas all over the place, making it difficult to maneuver around the course.
    • To add salt to the wound, Goomboss will not hesitate to throw Goombas in front of you when you're in the lead or behind him. 
  4. You also have 3 balloons and you automatically lose the battle if you lose all your balloons like in battle mode.
  5. Goomboss also has rubber band AI which he'll keep up with the player no matter what they do.
  6. And should you hit Goomboss, he'll trample you, making your chances of beating this nightmare of a boss very slim.
  7. It is rarely possible to get 3-stars in this mission by finishing it in less than 45 seconds.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Sometimes, Goomboss has a capability to drop mushrooms to make the player go faster.
  2. When Goomboss gains more speed each lap, he stops for a few seconds, giving the player a chance to progress.


  1. Perform a Rocket Start to catch up to him and snake closely to the turn, and you'll be ahead of him, but Goomboss will catch up quick, he will trample you if you're not careful.
  2. He will be in front of you, there tightly snake around the corner, then when he gets to the finish line which Goomboss will stop to game more speed, use him stopping to your advantage.
  3. Make sure to collect any mushrooms that he dropped to increase your speed to catch up to him.


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