Bob-ombs (originally formatted as Bob-Ombs) are a fictional race of sentient bombs with eyes who appear in most installments of Nintendo's Super Mario franchise. They first appeared in the 1987 Japanese video game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic, which was modified into Super Mario Bros. 2, where they served Wart and his gang known as the 8 bits. From Super Mario Bros. 3 onward, they became associated with the Koopa Troop and remain standard enemies and characters in many Mario games. As seen in Super Mario 64, they also answer to King Bob-omb, and a subspecies known as Bob-omb Buddies were introduced as well.
Role in Super Mario 64 Machinima
Being some of the first NPCs encountered in Super Mario 64, Bob-ombs are frequently recurring characters in SM64 Machinima. Many machinimists have also given members pf this species focus in some of their videos, such as King Bob-omb or the unidentified Bob-omb from the SMG4 video Sob Story: Tale of a Bob-omb.