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The signature enemy in the SMB games are mushrooms gone bad named Goombas.  The question is why are they here?  And where did they come from?

Clue 1 - What we know:
All that is known about Goombas are that they are mushrooms gone bad and they aligned themselves with Bowser.

Who are the Goombas?  Here is what you thought:



EMail: serpantspherea@hotmail.com  NAME:     thoughts:   Since they live in the mushroom kingdom and toad and his friends are   a species of good mushrooms.  All species, like humans, have to have beings that   are rebellious and bad.  Therefor, the gumbas are the brothers of the toad   people that have gone bad and over time have divelopped a different physical   complexion then the good mushroom dudes.  The mushroom dudes have lives in the   mushroom kingdom since the beginning of time (1981)!!


EMail: Krandoella@drinkchocolatemilk.ca NAME: CarlTheOrangeSalesman thoughts: I think goombas are mushrooms commanded under Bowser's evil evolution ray. If you were looking, you would be able to see that they have evolve over the years but you always know they are goombas. (Bowser probably got the improved evil evolution ray version 6.1 while you were waiting for SMW.)They are usually the first and easiest enemies because of those acursed shells the turtles have. but they have evolved quite a bit because in SMRPG they were seprate, and completly different monsters from the mushrooms with hands. Like koopas, there can be different types of goombas. That's because bowser turned up the juice or armed them, Like Paragoombas and spiked goombas. Unfortuantly for Bowser, he can't grow them arms so they are quite inferior. He dosen't even make special officer goombas because he dosen't have the time.(with the exception of king goomba, compliments of SMRPG2)


EMail: tuxedomario@yahoo.com NAME: Not telling thoughts: I think that the Goombas are a disgruntled bunch of mushrooms that were tired of being picked on by the other Toads so they aligned themselves with Bowser to get rid of them all. He wasn't sure of their power so he sent them out to kill the new guy known as Mario (SMB World 11) after he saw how weak they were, he sent them out on much easier missions like picking up his dry cleaning.(Which would explain why the Goombas appear less and less until the last level.) Then the Goombas were fed up with Bowser for not paying them enough so they joined Smithy except for a few and they were captured and put once again under Bowser's control. After a few more years, they had had a King (Paper Mario) to try to prove that they could get out on their own. A few Goombas that didn't want to do anything but settle down and drink Koopa Tea so they went a bit west of where the Goomba King built his fort and made Goomba Village. The Goolba King bravely went face to face with Mario,! but he was also pretty weak and he too went down with the others. Right now, the Goombas are living in the Toad Town Tunnels and a few went crazy and moved to Gusty Gulch. The moral of this story is: Don't eat a orange mushroom


NAME: VENOM thoughts: OK I HAVE 2IDEAS 1.REMEMBER IN LEGEND OF ZELDA :LINKS AWAKENING GOOMBAS WERE IN THAT GAME, MABEY A FEW THOSAND YEARS EARLEYER IN KOHOLINT ILAND (THE PLACE IN THE GAME)THERE WERE A HOLE BUNCH OF GOOMBAS THERE AND SOME OF THE GOOMBAS WANTED TO TRAVEL TO A BETER PLACE AND OTHER GOOMBAS WANTED TO STAY WERE THEY WERE SO SOME STAYED AND THE OTHERS TRAVELD AND TRAVELD TILL THEY GOT TO A PLACE WERE THERE WERE MUSHOOMS AND OTHER HAPPY THINGS AND THEY DISITED TO LIVE THERE FOR THE REST OF THERE LIVES A FREW THOSAND YEARS LATER THE GOOMBAS WANTED TO HAVE A BETER LIFE AND MORE POWER SO THEY WENT TO THE OTHER LAND WERE THERE WERE PLENTY OF EVIL MONSTERS THEY CAME APON A MAN NAMED KOOPA KOOPA AND THEY JOIND HIM FOR THE DISRTUKSHIN OF THE MUSHOOM LAND THEY FAILD MANY MANY TIMES A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER KOOPA KOOPA GRATE GRANDSON WAS BORN HIS NAME WAS BOWZER 6 WEEKS LATER HE DIED BUT BEFORE HE DIED HE ORDERD HIS BEST WORKER TO TAKE CARE OF BOWZER AND THAT WORKERS NAME WAS KAMEK!THE GOOMBAS FOWLOED AVRY KOOPE THERE WAS . YOU NOW THE REST OF THE STORY. 2.BOWZER WANTED A ARMEY THAT WAS POWERFULE HE LOOKED OUT HIS WINDOW AND THOUT "AH THOSE MUSHOOMS OUT THERE LOOK GOOD I WONDER IF I COULD TURN THEM IN TO ANYTHING YES I NOW". HE CALD KAMEK HE ORDERD KAMEK TO MAKE A FORMULA THAT WILL TURN MUSHOOMS BAD SO 2 WEEKS LATER AFTER EXPLOSIONS AND STEANK BOMS HE CAME UP WITH A SPRAY SO HE SPARYED THE GIANT MUSHOOM GARDEN HE HAD AND A MONTH LATER THERE WAS WALKING MUSHOOMS THAT WERE BAD AND THEY ONLEY LISTEND TO BOWZER! HE WANTED A NAME FOR THEM SO HE THOUT ABOUTE IT HOUS LATER HE CAME UP WITH THE NAME "GOOMBA!" THATBWAS THE PERFICKT NAME FOR THEM ! SO THATS THERE ORRIGEN.


EMail: idadfadf12r@netzero.net NAME: Daniel thoughts: Maybe one day before Mario went to the mushroom kingdom, he was eating pasta with mushrooms. He then got a call that someone needed help with drainage problems. He left the mushrooms all alone, and eventually they gone bad, and became goombas. They all went down into the sewer, gaining a bigger and bigger hatred of mario as they searched for him. Eventually they sided with bowser to take over mushroom kingdom. Then mario went down the toilet one day and found himself in the mushroom kingdom, not understanding why he left his pasta alone.


EMail: person_74@yahoo.com NAME: MarioBro thoughts: Well, to me it seems kinda obvious, it's the one mushroom Mario missed when he hit that block, he thought it wouldn't matter if one little mushroom went loose, oh if only he knew!


NAME: Bowser thoughts: well, goombas are really just young seeds of the piranha plant. They were able to walk and have a poison coat around themselves. It takes a really long time for pirahna plants to grow so I just send them all over the place for them to try and harm Mario and turn into piranha plants by themselves! Without any care though they never did grow and just grew a little bit of sharp teeth of their adulthood. I am not really Bowser but Bowser told Mario that on SM64 when I played it.


NAME: Unknown 2000 thoughts: There once were two types of Koopas. One that were loyal to King Bowser and others who hated king Bowser. So Bowser punished them by turning them into weaker creatures. Then he hypnotized them to do whatever Bowser wanted them to do. Bowser can't hynotize normal koopas.


EMail: budster3000@hotmail.com NAME: John thoughts: As it says in the SMB manual, the goombas were renagade mushrooms from the Mushroom Kingdom. Apparantly, Bowser used some dark magic to make them meaner, with pointy teeth and no arms.


EMail: bksteve@home.com NAME: Meweight thoughts: 1. Well, maybe Bowser once was the king of the mushrooms, went insane, and turned them into Goombas. 2. Goombas are evil aliens from outer space that are deformed mushrooms! They plan to take over the world by making Bowser do it for them! 3. Goombas are just Sabmoog backwards and are here to serve Bowser. Duh.


EMail: tailspower5@aol.com NAME: tailspower5 thoughts: I have 3 theories realting to the Goombas: 1.) Maybe the Mushroom Kingdom is the territory of the Goomba tribe. So the Goombas, obviously angry at Mario and Luigi for evading their territory, now fight back against the two Mario brothers. They decided to work with Bowser to get their revenge on the Mario Brothers. Unlike Koopa Troopas, who have seemed to have become nice since Super Mario 64, Goombas aren't dumb enough to turn good and thus continue to bother Mario and Luigi. 2.) I think Bowser just got a big ol' cloning machine, put in a mushroom, and POOF! Lots o' Goombas! Over time, he perfected the machine with different variations of the Goombas, which explains why no two Mario games have the same looking Goombas (except the N64 games). 3.) Goombas are quite possibly evil, deranged Toads. Perhaps Toads are nothing more than good Goombas.


EMail: slinehan@twcny.rr.com NAME: super mega man thoughts: I think a little bit before SMB Bowser wanted to turn all mushrooms evil. So before Mario or Luigi found out Bowser collected alot of stars. So Bowser became very powerful. He turned all the mushrooms into evil mushrooms and he called them goombas. there were a alot of different kinds of goombas. When Mario and Luigi found out they rushed to where Bowser was. Luigi snuck up on Bowser then started pounding on him. Mario then took Bowsers stars and destroyed Bowser(made him unconcous.) Mario then used the stars power to heal all the mushrooms but he only heals a few. Thats where I think the goombas came from. I recently played paper mario and the first character was a friendly goomba. After a while a goomba named goombario joins you.


EMail: vividdark@aol.com NAME: Louie thoughts: Bowser probably used to his wands to transform the mushrooms into different things. Like Goombas, just my view on this. :P


EMail: TriForceSearcher@Aol.com NAME: Joe M thoughts: All goombas are are rotten mushrooms probaly brought to life by Kamek in Yoshis Island they werent around


EMail: Krazy Arrow@nc.rr.com thoughts: Goombas are shyguys who ate too many mushrooms so they lost their masks and only travel in a line for punishment


EMail: Sarevok1@hotmail.com NAME: Bowser thoughts: Did you read the SMB booklet? Goomba are mushrooms who betrayed the mushroom Kingdom for join the the Bowser's army.


EMail: Oturtle@aol.com NAME: Johnny "Mario Master" O`Hern thoughts: Man,Goombas are misterius creatures[not to mention ugly,dump,and weak]The origional goombas were deevolves[from the mario movie]now there creatures made from black magic


EMail: TriForceSearcher@Aol.com NAME: ShyGuygreen thoughts: The goombas are just rotten mushrooms and by the spells of Kamek he got them to grow legs and do his bidding did you notice in SMW2 there were no goombas.


EMail: brouhaharising@aol.com NAME: Bob Grocer thoughts: I believe that Goombas are genetically engineered creatures. Bowser obviously tested out genetic procedures which developed his special cronies, such as the many varieties of Koopas found in SMW. You will also notice that SMB3: World 4 is filled with very large bad guys, who were obviously created with genetic engineering. Goombas were probably developed as a sort of cannon fodder, since their instincts consist of walking in a straight path and turning around when they hit something that they cannot walk through. They seem to normally be deployed in groups of three. One confusing fact about them is how they are displayed as mushrooms in SMB and SMB3, but in SMBW they suddenly become round balls with feet! Other proof that Goombas are genetically produced is that they all look the same (cloning), and that special units exist (Flying Goombas, Flying Goombas with Minislowing Goombas). They are easily smushed by a stomp on the head in SMB and SMB3, which suggests! that they do not have a backbone or skull. Perhaps they are made of dead skin, face structures, and simple feet extensions. If you look closely at their feet, then you will notice that they appear to be wearing shoes...a confusing fact if they are not considered important to Bowser. They are not clearly related to any other Mario enemies, which leads one to believe that they are the lowest form of Bowser genetical technology. However, they continue to appear in Mario games (Super Mario 64), which points to the fact that Bowser only worries about quantity, not quality. In summary, I believe that Goombas are just stupid blobs of dead skin and feet developed by Bowser to...walk in straight lines until they fall off of a cliff.


EMail: Psycat196@aol.com NAME: Firework Kirby thoughts: Life Story: I think Goombas are Mushroom People possesed by Dark Matter who then sent them to Bowser. These "Goombas" as Bowser called them were shrunk in size, and stripped of their clothing. They created their own empire and retaliated against Bowser. They were clobbered by the Mario Bros. an rejoined forces with Bowser. How They Got Here: A group of Mushroom people were making an expidition to Pop Star at the same time Dark Matter tried to take over Pop Star. Dark Matter lost interest in Pop Star And posessed these Mushroom People instead.(There was never a game for this).


EMail: kenny_lenny66@hotmail.com NAME: adam santore thoughts: well,when bowser was trying out his new evil magic wand he dropped it,causing it to shoot,now when a mushroom was floating through a pipe the beam shot the mushroom,a goomba came out of the pipe then another another another so thats how they came here.


EMail: Greg Hedgehog@aol.com NAME: Greg Hedgehog thoughts: This is an obvious one guys. heh. Okay. The Goombas are obvbiously not natures creations. (Just look at them!) Now... It is obvious they were created. They can create an animal, and give it a brain. (none too big in this case.) We can do that can't we? Didn't we clone a sheep? I dunno. anyways, where they came from and this seems pretty official is a Goomba Generating Pipe. Yes in the Official Nintendo Power SMB3 Stratagy Guide, it says on page 1213 about how Goombas come out of a Pipe, and there is an endless supply. They must be created from those pipes where Bowser has stratigicly placed among the worlds. They just travel from that spot. Another explaination if that one is not believed is that They are simply kidnapped Mushrooms, and Bowser may have brainwashed them, and dyed them a funky tan color. LoL. To be evil of course. There might have been a few kinx in the Bwashing, because well...ya know...Goombas aren't Ganondorf or Other super bosses. Man that must have been unbearable To read this all. Oh, yeah... another mystery might be whats up with the powerups? Starman, FireFlower...TANOOKI SUIT?? I just don't buy some of it. (geez...tanooki?)


EMail: jtwarcken@rrv.net NAME: bowser's #1 fan thoughts: Goombas are mutated mushrooms created by Bowser. Bowser wanted some backup for his Koopa Troopas, being as unreliable as they are. Bowser found out that the regular goombas were too weak, so about half way through SMB, he created the flying goombas. Bowser gave them all contracts to serve him, so he can't ditch any of the survivours. And it dosen't help that he created thousands of them. Boy is he kicking himself. Bowser will start creating stronger allies when all the goombas die. That Bowser, cool, but not the sharpest tool in the shead.


EMail: littlebuddys@hotmail.com NAME: Brandon thoughts: The goombas are one of the oldest easy enemy ofmario. They were in his very first game.The ones that you show above are from super mario 3. Goombas are mushrooms gone bad are here to try to stop mario. From Brandon Rasula


EMail: 1@1.com NAME: Lakilester thoughts: It's simple. Bowser was a little short of troops so he bribed some mushrooms to join his side. These mushrooms used to be perfectly ordinary until they joined bowser for a rather large sum of money. In fact, they have been stomped on so many times that they keep on demanding a raise for having to work in such hazardous conditions. As it is Bowser is nearly out of enough money to keep around for long. But they are so useless, he probably doesn't care much anyway.


EMail: glenacman@aol.com NAME: Matt C. thoughts: 1.) Abandon mushrooms that Bowser turned (the abandon mushrooms) into his brown mushroom shape slaves.2.) Came from:Bowser when he saw a brown mushroom.


EMail: kooperkoopa@hotmail.com NAME: Kooper koopa thoughts: My best guess is that goombas and the mushroom people came from the same evolutionairy line. Both started out as simple mushrooms, but they were on the verge of extinction because of the lack of defencessive strategies (they were mushrooms after all). One day, a koopa was a about to eat a mushroom, when suddenly, it sprouted legs and ran off. Through a very complecated evolution process which is best left unexplained, the mushroom people and goombas came to be. As for the evil part, here's my explanation. The mushroom people lived at peace after having built the mushroom kingdom. The walls surronding the town made it unreachable for most koopas and other predators. For the Goombas, it was another story. The goombas always had to fight to survive. On to the scene comes Bowser who proposes to the goombas safety, in return for militairy assitance. Most of them joined Bowser's army while a few decided to follow the mushroom people's example and build themselves homes for protection. That my theory and I'm sticking to it.


NAME: Alex the Great thoughts: GOOMBAS ARE ACTUALLY FROM OUR DIMENSION! THEY GOT FRIED AND WERE BARELY RESCUED BY A MUSHROOM RECONASSIANCE TEAM. THEY WERE TERRIFIED THAT A HUMAN LED THE MUSHROOMS! THEY LEFT THE MUSHROOMS, JOINING BOWSER. BOWSER SWORE TO PUT MUSHROOMS BACK IN CHARGE. LIAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


poemwritter@nightmail.comNAME: Mario_699 thoughts: I think Goomba's are these it all happened in the Mushroom Kingdom. Yoshi was picking mushrooms for a pie and he found scared poisionous ones hiding from Parania Plants right by them. Insted of hitting the Plant Yoshi tounged the Goombas 1 Male 1 Female and they got angry and mated met bowser and well it all adds on you know


EMail: zorpheus99@aol.com NAME: Randy thoughts: I believe that Goombas, are mutated mushrooms. These mushrooms that are mutated, are mutated because of Magikoopa, or a Bowser spell. They have been planted amongst the land to attack Mario (and Luigi) and help Bowser get the princess, and rule over the mushroom kingdom.


EMail: UltraYoshi003@aol.com NAME: Yoshi003 thoughts: One day Yoster, a Yoshi, decided to plant a giant patch of Mushrooms to put in his famous fruit salad. Why? Because he needed a new flavor for his fruit salad store's birthday. And what happened that made them Goombas? Well, Yoster was carrying some homcidal (SP?) vanilla coolies covered with outragous ammounts of mustard and droped them while running transforming them into goombas they then multiplied and multiplied and ran around Yoshi Town doing horrible crimes. They then joind Bowser's Great, Great, Granfathers and there you have it.


EMail: syxtfour@hotmail.com NAME: Alan thoughts: I think Goombas are a seperate race of mushrooms from the Toads, bent on destroying the Toad race and all who side with them. Why? Because Goombas are jealous of the Toads' good looks, fancy hair, (Thats right, those caps on their heads are actually hair. Toad told the world this startling thing in an issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly a long time ago.) and the fact that they get a cute princess for a leader while all the Goombas get is a fat, spikey, fire breathing turtlethingy that's always ticked at someone and doesn't know when to quit! So where did the Goombas come from? Well, I didn't see any Toads in Sarasaland, did you? And there were plenty of Goombas there, right? I think you know what i'm getting at.


EMail: darkmage1234@yahoo.com NAME: Zhar the Mad thoughts: Goombas. Well, my theory is that mushroom people are ALTERED VAMPIRES! When murdered, if they are not buried at crossroads, the mushrooms plant themselves, grow, and turn into GOOMBAS! WAHAHAHAHA! Well, actually, I have many theories. This is just one.


EMail: natexxx@netzero.com NAME: Nate Gillson thoughts: Heres what I think they came from: Bowser had a potion that would change good mushrooms into GOOMBAS. Then Bowser trained then to defeat the Mushroom Kingdom.


EMail: tbone_acid33@yahoo.com NAME: Mario Gamer thoughts: I think they were designed by Shiguro Mayoto to look like mushrooms to save memory and time.


thoughts: i think there evil toad mushrooms cursed by kerog and were mistankenly put in the mario/luigi/wario games since they were so bad but who wouldnt after being cursed by kerog also i think later in the game the helmet thingys start cuming out cause they didnt want the same goombas start off every world. oh the reason i didnt put waluigi in the game information is cause we bearly no who the h*** he is! one thing he sure is b*** ugly i have ben playing mario for a while and ive just started discovering him again im also havin 2nd thawts about him to oh i no i havent said much about the goombas but oh well oh try this for the next mystery in yoshis island theres baby mario but kamek kidnapped a twin who was it ? wario luigi or waluigi


EMail: superwario99@yahoo.cm NAME: koopa thoughts: thay are mushroom people that got infected by fungus. which turned them evil.


EMail: chaunceyduncan@yahoo.com NAME: Chauncey thoughts: Bowser took some mushrooms and created Goombas. No not the mushroom people just regular mushrooms.


EMail: killer_metroid@hotmail.com NAME: Taj Mahal thoughts: my theroy is that the mushrooms collected by Mario are uneveolved mushroom people.to reach a fully mature stage is sometimes out of the question for an unlucky few and if not healthy enough to fully mature they are frowned upon by mushroom society and made outcasts.forced to forage for themselfs they have evoved there signature teeth.in the prebowserinvadesmushroomkingdom era bowser saw the outcast goombas(that being there name at the time)as an obvious choice for an army and thus,lo and behold we are presented with the goombas.


EMail: jasonbhunt@bigfoot.com NAME: Jason thoughts: OK here is what I think, Goombas are are Koopa Troopers without their shells and genetic heads koopa heads.


EMail: LaReinaB.hlps@fvsd.ab.ca NAME: La Reina Banman thoughts: I think that the goombas are mad at Mario because he ignored them, and had other helpful friends.


EMail: JFGood9783@aol.com NAME: Snubble Snubbubble thoughts: Princess Toadstool had a Snubble that bit Bowser and liked the shape of it, Bowser soon recognized how evil it's bite attack is and used it as an alternative to Boos due to the fact that ghosts couldn't be seen in lit areas, so Bowser decided to clone it, however, some of the DNA got mixed with strands of DNA containing info about Dragonair's earwings and the Snubble deevolved into a Goomble, witch made the Goombas.


EMail: MARIO20011988@AOL.NET NAME: JAKE thoughts: ON THE BOOKLET ITS SELF IT SAYS THAT THE MONSTERS INCLUDING (GOOMBAS) WERE MADE FROM THE MUSHROOM KINGDOM VILLIGE FOLK AND THERES YOUR ANSER I KNOW MY SPELLING SUCKS


EMail: friskoj@yahoo.com NAME: Wario thoughts: Well as you may know in Mario RPG one of the moles say "I'll be a Goomba's Uncle" which is similar to "I'll be a monkey's uncle" My point is that sceintist think that monkey's evolved to humans, perhaps it's similar with Goombas and Mushroomers.


EMail: Ssj6mikus@aol.com NAME: mike thoughts: The goombas were found by Magikoopa when bowser was young.So he grew up with them but they weren't evil cause they were actually mutated mushrooms ,so magikoopa puts a spell on all goombas and makes them eternallly evil.


EMail: legomag@aol.com NAME: Star Koopa thoughts: Goombas are mushrooms, so I think they were mushroom people Bowser used his evil magic on.


NAME: David Rogers thoughts: In the movie version of Super Mario Bros., the kingdom was a civilization of evolved dinosaurs and Koopa deevolved some of them into mindless soldiers called Goombas, but the my theory on the video game's version of the Goombas is a slight variation. In the game the kingdom was a civilization of mushroom people, Bowser captured some of them and altered their minds and appearances into mindless soldiers called Goombas. It's that simple.


EMail: fenrock@webtv.net NAME: Roger North thoughts: I think that the Goombas are deformed Mushroom Retainers that eventually got banished from the Mushroom Kingdom and Joined up with The Koopas.


EMail: danielwix@icqmail.com NAME: daniel wix thoughts: I think when Bowser first invaded the mushroom kingdom, he turened most of the mushroom people into goombas and koopas. after mario defeated bowser, most of the goombas and koopas didn't change back into their original forms.


EMail: Inbox for single_spotted_mushroom@yahoo.com.au NAME: Nikki, royal helper and kinda in a way freinds with Peach! thoughts: In the middle of this centery here on earth when the U.S. nuked Hiroshima the mushroom kingdom was mukking around with nukes too. during testing the mushroom scientests at the test site were exposed to high radiation thus changing them into the way they look today. Also at the test site were some kooper troppers. The radiation afected their apperance too turning them into those big evil end baddies that were there when mario turned up. They are evil for 2 main reasons 1. they want to get back at the royal family. 2. Bowser promesed that when he was king he whould make them normal somehow. So thats where goombas came from but please remember you didn't here it from me ok?


EMail: jtd786@hotmail.com NAME: jafar thoughts: one day some aliens came to the mushroom kingdom to ask if they would join the interplanetary allince but boswer kidnaped them and brainwashed them. any escaped goombas left to find other planets.


EMail: pokemario@aol.com NAME: Thomas Holmes thoughts: I think Bowser shot the mushrooms with a special Goombizer machine created by Kamek, which turned them into Goombas.


NAME: noname thoughts: Bowser's army of Koopas was outnumbered by the mushroom people so bowser captured the major population of mushroom people and made Kamek turn them into Goombas. This explains why there's so few mushroom people.


EMail: www.quagsire82@hotmail.com NAME: The red shelled koopa from hell thoughts: I know where those ******** came from, they used to be a part of the mushroom kingdom, and all they had where terrible jobs like picking poop of the road from a horse, or picking up roadkill after the Mario Kart races. they didn't like the way they were treated so they joined bowser


EMail: menard6@francomm.com NAME: That kid who sits in his room all day thoughts: A long long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, (Hope George Lucas doesn't sue me for this!) There was a place called "Mushroom Land," (No, not Mushroom World, not Mushroom Kingdom, MUSHROOM LAND.) where Goombas, 1up mushrooms, Super Mushrooms, Chibibos, Wanderin' Gooms, and every other mushroom or mushroom like creature you can (and some you can't) lived in harmony. One day, in the Mushroom WORLD, a Koopa named Bowser was looking for more recruits. He heard about Mushroom LAND. He called his chief magician, Kamek, to send him there. Kamek created a wormhole to Mushroom LAND, and Bowser jumped in. Meanwhile, the rest of the Koopa Troop (Which was just the Koopa Troopas now) escaped into the sewers of Brooklyn. Two plumbers with caps and moustaches killed most of them. (Mario Bros.) Anyway, back in Mushroom Land, Bowser talked to everyone there. "My dear (mumble mumble NOT!) mushrooms, I am King Bowser Koopa of the Mushroom World. (Author's note: In your dreams, sca! le butt!) My world has been taken over by a certain 'Princess Toadstool.' I need helpers to kidnap her and collect enough ransom to get out of the Mushroom Kingdom and build my own land. Will you help me?" The gullible Goombas immediately agreed, but the Super Mushrooms and 1up Mushrooms could see right through Bowser. They decided to help the Mushroom Kingdom instead. A few days later, two plumbers were thrown into the Mushroom kingdom while working on a pipe. They met the Goombas. The Goombas instantly realized that they had been tricked by that evil turtle, but when they tried to talk to Mario and Luigi, they remembered that Bowser had made them able to kill anything and everything they touched. The Goombas tried to leave, but Kamek had hypnotized them to walk into Mario and Luigi. The bros. had no choice but to kill the poor mushrooms.


EMail: torch@eminem.com NAME: The AllKnowing Torch thoughts: One day Al Gore was on a family camping trip and, after holding it in all week, he makes in the bushes(no pun intended). This pile of decomposing turd becomes covered in mushroom spores. They become mutated and grow rapidly. As this occurs, a baby alligator snapping turtle is just passing by. Because of the goomba habit of mating with everything it sees(as some frogs do) one of them humps his leg. This also mutates the turtle immediately, transforming him into baby bowser. Because it was the first thing they saw, they were willing when bowser asked them to build him a castle and become the first members of his army. And to this day the goomba hatchery is still standing around that pile of Al Gore's fecal deposit. As usual everyone can blame Al Gore for all their problems.Especially the Mario Bros.


EMail: Ggomez898@earthlink.net NAME: Mike thoughts: The Goombas were Mushroom People who loved to be mean to the other "Mushrooms" until one day Toad (the Princess Toadstool's container) found out about it so he told the princess and the princess put a spell on all the "Mushrooms" that whenever they did something evil they turned into Goombas and had to leave the Mushroom Kingdom forever so the Goombas left in search for a better home thats when they met Bowser and tried to get revenge of the Mushroom Kingdom.


EMail: jbmontminy@home.com NAME: Michael thoughts: As much as I like Wario and Waluigi over Mario and Luigi, I can answer this: The manual for the first SMB says that Goombas are mushrooms that betrayed the Mushroom Kingdom. Speaking of which, I'm gonna go kill some right now. See ya!


NAME: Chris Dwyer thoughts: Goomba where made form a rotten mushroom and bowser made a spell on them and turned in to goombas. It's relley a snap.


EMail: jetstorm12@yahoo.com NAME: casey thoughts: i think they are here to get away from whereever they were before thy came here.And to bug the crap out of mario and luigi.Or just everybody else so they just work for bowser(koopa).So thats what i think.


EMail: caheiden@juno.com NAME: Mario Fan thoughts: Well, the instruction booklet to Super Mario Bros. Deluxe says that they are mushroom people who went over to Bowser's side. I think that they were regular mushrooms who looked like toad, who felt that they could gain more from joining Bowser. Bowser used his powers to change their appearance so that he could easily tell who was on his side. Little did he know that some of his morphed mushrooms were actually double agents working for the princess and have been unable to change back into their original forms ( I added this part because the upcoming Paper Mario will have some friendly goombas who help our favorite plumber out).


EMail: darqvaluere@aol.com NAME: Parker ((AntiLuigiSympathizer)) thoughts: Ahhhhh...Goombas. Goombas were a simple people living in the Mushroom Dimension. There were several clans. Savage and Civilized Goombas. Then Bowser came along. He took the savage goombas under his wing, while the Civilized goombas hid in tightly knit communities. Goombas are now associated with the word "baddie"!


EMail: mario20011988 NAME: jake thoughts: that there was this male & femail brown toad (even though it never shows it I bleave there are difrent collerd toads like difrrent collerd humans) that were walking along when they both got hit bye bowser and knocked out. mario saved prencess peach toad stool (this hapened before SMB because it was just bowser so mario had no challeng so it would not make a good game it) and when they came to there sences they herd Peach say "thank you mario for saving me." but this made the toads angry they trurned bad and asked bowser if they could help him defeat mario and bowser agread and the male goomba said "we are no longer toads we are now goombas"and the male goomba did a mating dance to the girl goomba and a bunch of goombas were made, the girl was a animal transformator and she made the animales. she made the koopa troopas when bowser had to shed his skin she took the shedings and her lab and made them in to the koopa troopas, and that is how all the enimes (not counting bosses) were made in cluding the goombas


EMail: jphilward@aol.com NAME: Josh a person who does his research on upcoming Mario Games thoughts: 1st Question: they were put the earth to be comic relief for the Mushroom people until Boswer came. Bowser was not the reason they are no longer comic relief, for in the Mario game coming out in February there is a good guy Goomba named Goombario. 2nd question: They came from the mushroom kingdom. they were originally mushrooms that could talk.


EMail: zeeward@aol.com NAME: Goomba The Great thoughts: Being the "Great Goomba Leader" I can clear all of this up rather quickly. In the begining in Mushroom land there was a society of well ballanced proportions. Then one day this human Child showed up in the mushroom nursery. This human was a little girl that used many diapers. This caused a diaper shortage in the nursary, causing the formation of the "Diaper Comission". Their job was to prioritize the use of diapers so that the important ones got their diapers and the not so important ones, shall we say, "Lacked Coverage". This was the begining of the "upper" and the "lower" class system in the Mushroom world. This Human, (later known as Peach)was cute and favored by King Toadstool. Since he favored her the blame for the lower class as we are called. can be placed where it belongs. ON THE KING'S HEAD!!!! We the once equal Goombas were beaten down by this constant imballance in our world! This went on as the sun ravishes an uprooted mushroom. Confused and downtrodden we gathered in the dark corners of society to hide the shame caused by our lack of coverage. We were a lost and disjointed group. We had no self respect and were doomed to wither in the sun. Then a great day arrived! A fearsome and great leader. The defender of the downtroden, and the light of our kind came into our life. The Great "Bowser". Although we knew not whense he came, he gave us purpose and hope for the future. Soon we were to rise up and vaquish the boots that walked on us. Our best way to get to the king was through the darling Princes Peach. In the early days of the insurection we had great success! But soon the heros of the other side, (Mario & Luigi) seemed to know our every move and we began to suffer great defeats. We began to suspect there was a mole in the inner circle of the rebels as we are called. Everyone was a suspect, including, believe it or not..... ME!!!???? After many investigatons and much great detective work I uncovered the little rascal myself! He was in the inner circle alright. He even served on Bowser's pit crew on Mario kart. Then he held the extra Baloons in the Battle mode. He was the caddy for Bowser when he went golfing and his best ball boy in tennis. But like all traitors, greed got the better of him. and soon his personality began to change. He began wearing a silly looking baseball cap. (He couldn't hit a ball with Manny Remeris's arms)Then he took the pay off! He is now starring in his new roll as Goombario in paper Mario. HOW CAN HE SLEEP AT NIGHT?!?!?!?!? Perhaps this will shed a little light on what drives us Goombas. WE WILL RISE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! GOOMBA POWER! ALL HAIL BOWSER! GOOMBA POWER! ALL HAIL BOWSER!


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