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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.

Behavior

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.

Bomberman World

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.

Neo Bomberman

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In this game, it was named Kinoko (キノコ) It moves at a normal pace, only turning upon collision with a wall or bomb. It tends to turn in a consistently clockwise or counterclockwise direction. Occasionally, upon colliding with an obstacle, it will pause for a while and ooze before resuming its movement pattern. It will harm the player on collision and takes 1 hit (1P), or 2 hits (2P/L6) to defeat.

Bomberman Quest

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.

Trivia

This enemy first appeared in the earlier Hudson Soft games Neutopia and Neutopia II.

Gallery

References

  1. Super Bomberman 3 Hudson Soft Guidebook, pg. 36
  2. Neo Geo Freak (December 1996), pg. 43
  3. Bomberman World Official Guidebook, pg. 24
  4. Bomberman Quest Official Guidebook, pg. 60
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