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Super Mario Bros: The miserable life of a Goomba

Goombas have got to be the most persecuted enemy in the whole of gaming. They may have learned to charge at Mario when they see him these days, but that's only because they've had 25 years of being stomped, punched and frazzled with fire. And what about walking between two pipes all day, waiting for someone to invent the third dimension? Is that any fun? To find out, we've focused on one Goomba in particular and followed his day to see what it's actually like. Here's the result:

Now? We're not stomping on this little fella ever again.

Justin worked on the GamesRadar+ staff for 10 whole years. Imagine that. Now he is a contributor, specialising in racing games, retro, and Sanic.