Bowl Over

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Bowl Over
MP1 BowlOver.JPG
Mario Party.
Wario Bowl Over 2.png
Mario Party 2.
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds before throwing the Koopa Shell
Music Taking Coins (Mario Party)
Going for the Coins (Mario Party 2)

Bowl Over is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party and Mario Party 2. Its name is a pun on the term "pull over".

Gameplay[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

In Mario Party, the three players (who are the pins) must avoid being hit by a Green Shell, while the other player has to bowl and control the shell to knock over as many of the three players as possible. If the single player knocks over a normal pin, they'll get a coin. If the player's shell touches the sides or reaches the end of the lane, the game ends. If a player's pin gets hit by the shell, the bowler will take three coins from the player. If all the pins are knocked over, the announcer will say "Strike!", which is the only time it is ever said.

Mario Party 2[edit]

In Mario Party 2, there are some changes to the minigame; this time the solo player must knock all the opponents, and has a chance to throw a second shell. This variation has no side barriers, however the solo player will still lose if the shell goes off the path.

In both versions, there are several variations on the bowling "lane" path, to increase playability.

In the Mini-Game Coaster, the human player plays against the team of three.

Controls[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control stick – Move Control stick left Or Control stick right
  • Control stick – Spin Shell
  • A button – Throw Shell

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control stick – Direction
  • A button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Let's go bowling! The bowler uses Control stick to aim the shell, while the people who are pins try to jump away."
  • Advice"If the Koopa Troopa shell hits the edge of the lane, there's an electric shock, and the game ends."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Go bowling with a Koopa shell! You win if you knock down all your bowling pin rivals. You get to bowl with 2 shells!"
  • Advice"Bowling pin players should watch where the shell is spinning to, then try to get out of the way!"

Names in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボーリングGO!GO!
Bōringu GO! GO!
Bowling GO! GO!
German Chaos-Bowling Chaos Bowling
Italian Il Bowling The Bowling

Trivia[edit]