Newer Super Mario Bros. Wiki
Game(s) Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii
Newer SMBWii Plus
Newer Super Mario Bros. DS
First appearance (Wii) Sandship
(DS) Flameburst Flotilla
Final appearance (Wii) Factory Tower
(DS) Bowser's Castle
Related enemies Big Bob-omb
Bomb Bro
Bomb Spike
Mega Bob-omb

Bob-ombs are uncommon enemies found throughout the Newer Super Mario Bros. series. They're seemingly sentient bombs with a weak fuse.


Bob-ombs are small black spherical bombs with a pair of yellow legs protruding out their bottom and two beady white eyes. They have a yellow windup key within their backs and a burnt white rope fuse coming out their top through a blue-bordered hole. When ignited, their bodies glow red.


Bob-ombs march left and right, falling off ledges. When stomped on or hit by any sort of flame, such as a fireball from a Fire Flower, they will stop in their tracks, igniting and beginning to tick. During this ticking state, Bob-ombs can be kicked on contact or picked up and thrown, defeating enemies that are caught in their path. If a Bob-omb is left ticking for a few seconds, it will explode, causing nearby breakable blocks, such as Brick Blocks and Stone Blocks, to break and nearby enemies to become defeated. This trait can be used to obtain specific Star Coins and open certain necessary paths. Certain Bob-ombs spawn already ignited.

In addition to exploding, Bob-ombs can be defeated by iceballs from an Ice Flower or Penguin Suit, hammers from a Hammer Suit, or contact from a player under the effects of a Super Star or Mega Mushroom.

Bob-ombs can spawn out of certain Warp Pipes, as well as from certain ceilings as seen in Bowser Jr.'s fight in Icecrack Citadel in Newer Super Mario Bros. DS. Certain enemies like Bomb Bros. or Bomb Spikes throw Bob-ombs as their primary method of defense, while Bowser has a chance to throw them during his final fight in Newer Super Mario Bros. DS. When a Parabomb lands on the ground, it becomes a regular Bob-omb.