Flying Goombas are the second most prominent enemies, with Koopas being the first, to appear in the level Super Mario World. Their attack pattern is the same to all the airborne enemies in SSF, such as Beeleys or Buzzers; it has to make collision with the player in order to damage him. They are very weak enemies as one single attack is enough to get rid of them. A very notable difference between Flying Goombas found in SMW and Flying Goombas found in SSF is that Flying Goombas in SSF will not lose their wings if they are stomped, or more specific, attacked; unlike those in SMW. Also in SSF, Flying Goombas are able to fly freely while in SMW the only thing they did was make small hops.
Flying Goomba is the only enemy in SSF to have a custom animation. When it is defeat, a Flying Goomba with cross-shaped eyes can be seen.