If you've seen the pictures and videos of Japan's Super Nintendo World, or especially if you've been lucky enough to visit yourself, you'll no doubt have seen all of the lovely Super Mario-themed models and decorations dotted around the park. Sadly, earlier this week, one of these decorations took a bit of a tumble, putting a hold on the day's proceedings and kicking off an investigation.
A Goomba tower, located above the park's Yoshi ride, reportedly fell down from its lofty display sometime on 9th August. Thankfully, the tower fell into an area of the park that's inaccessible to visitors, meaning no one was hurt – except for the Goombas, presumably.
There's no footage of the incident taking place, but Twitter user @tatata77747890 has shared a clip of park staff collecting the fallen (and very heavy looking) Goomba tower and taking it away. You can see that visitors are sitting patiently on the Yoshi ride while this happens, which was temporarily paused while the Goomba evacuation took place:
The reasoning behind the Goomba tower's fall is unknown, although high winds were affecting the area at the time. Livedoor (Japanese) reports that Universal Studios Japan is investigating the cause behind the accident.
[source news.livedoor.com, via kotaku.com]
"A mustachioed man wearing blue overalls was allegedly sighted fleeing the scene. We will have more on this story as it develops."
Squished by a goomba? What irony that would have been!
All I can hear is the music that plays when mario dies..
I would be distraught too if I learned the only game I played a main role in is being cancelled.
@CharlieGirl "Please do not approach the man as he is considered highly dangerous. Doing so may result in injury or death.
Sounds like terrible working conditions in the park. How long did they think they would be able to balance like that for? Goombas need breaks too. I hope that the Goomba Union gets involved.
Goombas naturally walk off ledges all the time, this is nothing out of the ordinary.
This must be in protest for the closing of Dr Mario World and the revoking of their medicine license.
Four goombas stacked on top of each other is unsafe without some kind of harness or safety net. But this barely scratches the surface of Bowser's dangerous health and safety violations. Airships without guardrails, castles built over open lava pits.
I feel sorry for the guy standing under the thwomp as they moved the goombas
I guess the nearby Yoshies got hungry. Top tip for the investigators. Check the Yoshi pit and do an egg count.
*edit lmao - Yoshi pit could be something from Jurassic Park!!!
Replace it with Galoombas, they won't walk off the edges like Goombas do
I love that you can hear the person recording laughing "kuribo!"
i bet one of the koopa shells got loose and knocked it over
Someone call Dr Goomba Tower!
Just randomly remembered this park was aiming to be open for the Olympics last year before the pandemic delayed both. Just even more odd Nintendo had nothing tied in with the Olympics at any point while it was on. Must've pulled out for fears of damaging their rep.
Did they get the coin?
LOL because they walked off the ledge! I can't help but laugh the whole time I was reading this article 😂
Only in Japan u will find a group of people having to carry a dangerous tower of goombas
Darned scenery pop-in.
It needed more stability.
Goomba's tend to do that.
@Eel Dr. Goomba Tower is peak Nintendo. Eliminating him is a tragedy.
The Leaning Tower of Goomba?
I don't want to see public destruction, and I don't condone it. Ok that being said, can we all appreciate how these employees look like a bunch of Pikmin? lol
The entire time i was watching that video clip, my brain kept getting nervous from that Thwomp just hovering above them, i kept thinking it will come down and squash them at any moment lol 😂
Is ok, any crew members spotted fixing and repairing parts of the park are just members of the Super Mario Maker Crew lol
Though they really do look more like a group of Blue Pikmins carrying the Goombas away lol
If they collect 12 more they can build the ladder.
Where they taken away because they tried to comment on your Not Tonight 2 article?
Really sucks for the Goombas. Bowser's health insurance isn't great.
Bowser needs to fire those Goombas. They can't stack right!
They were framed!
Don't worry, this stability problem will be address in the next system update.
Come on, man, lift with your knees.
It must be of Yokai's fault.
(Searching through Yokai Watch's lens)
I found the culprit.
It was a Yokai's activity.
Mario sticking $100 in Shuntaro Furukawa's front suit pocket:
"You didn't see-a anything."
After Nintendo announced that they would no longer be supporting Dr. Mario World.
Oh boy.. that's a shame.
"A short mustached man was later spotted, fleeing the scene."
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