Artwork of Gooma
|First appearance||The Adventure of Link (1988)|
|Weapon(s)||Ball and Chain|
Gooma (グーマ Gūma?) is the boss of the Ocean Palace, the fifth dungeon in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. He is a giant humanoid monster that attacks with a Ball and Chain. The name "Gooma" was already used in the Japanese localization of the game for the Doomraddle. In the Japanese original, Gooma's name is "Jianto", or simply "Giant". Interestingly in his artwork, Gooma bears resemblance to the Minotaur, a legendary creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull, known primarily from Greek mythology.
Gooma's attack pattern is predictable and easy to dodge using the Jump Spell, but his flail deals tremendous amounts of damage and knocks Link back should he be hit. Because Gooma's head is invulnerable, Link must hit his body with a sword attack to damage him.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|North Castle · Mountain Town of Darunia · Kasuto · Harbor Town of Mido · Hidden Town of Kasuto · Town of Nabooru · Town of Rauru · Town of Ruto · Water Town of Saria|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|