|“ You're going to make me go back, aren't you? I ain't going! ”|
—Matango, Bomberman Quest
Matango (マタンゴ) is an enemy in the Bomberman series. It is a poisonous mushroom person that usually appears in hot places.
Matango walks quickly in straight lines, turning or reversing its direction when it collides with a bomb or a wall. If a player appears in its line of sight while it is in the middle of a tile space, it will pause and fire a spore shot, which flies very quickly in a straight line, will damage players on contact, and only disappears when it hits a bomb or a wall. Collision with Matango itself will also cause damage to players.
In this game, Matango was named as Mushroom Morgue (キノコモルグ, Kinokomorugu). He appears in Planet Fire. In this game, he moves aimlessly. Occasionally it stops and fires 4 spores in both 4 cardinal directions.
In Bomberman Quest, Matango walks around randomly. When it gets within two tile spaces of the player, it pauses before shooting two spores at different angles in the player's direction. The spores move quickly, but disappear after passing about one and a half tile spaces. Both the spores and Matango itself will damage the player on collision. By keeping away from Matango, the player can prevent it from attacking, and can either throw bombs at the monster or place bombs with large Fire ranges in an effort to catch it in an explosion.
Matango has 6 HP and yields the Black Card upon defeat.
- Super Bomberman 3 Hudson Soft Guidebook, pg. 36
- Neo Geo Freak (December 1996), pg. 43
- Bomberman World Official Guidebook, pg. 24
- Bomberman Quest Official Guidebook, pg. 60