Gooma is the boss of the Palace on the Sea in the American version of The Adventure of Link. In said version, it replaces Helmethead, who previously appears there for a rematch.
He is a giant with a spike helmet that swings a spiked Ball and Chain at Link. Wearing no armor, his body is vulnerable, but not his head. To defeat Gooma, Link must dodge the spiked ball that he throws at him, then run up to Gooma, and hit him with his sword. It's advised to inmediately step back to avoid getting hit with the spiked weapon.
- This boss is not in the Japanese version, but the enemy holding a Ball and Chain is named Guma in the Japanese version (not named in the English version). To differentiate between the enemies, fans in the Japanese community dub the western Gooma as the Jaianto (ジャイアント), the English word "Giant" written in katakana, although this is not official.
- This enemy shares his name with a character in the original Paper Mario, a Goomba named Gooma, whose species has also appeared in Link's Awakening.
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- ↑ "Gooma was the guardian of the Palace on the Sea, where Link recovered one of the six Magic Crystal shards necessary to rouse Princess Zelda from her unnatural slumber." — The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (archive), retrieved November 21, 2016.