The player has to keep a Spiked Ball inside an area designed to be a pinball table. Points are earned by hitting coins, walls, and even Bob-ombs. There is also a set of slots in front of the Bowser statues. The results that the slots reveal determine the bonus received. Lastly, there is a pit at the center that open up occasionally.
Points Required to Clear
The player has one minute to score more points than the required goal for each difficulty level.
If the player clears all three difficulty levels, they can then play Special Mode, where the player has to get the best possible score with only two spiked balls. The mode also has a Bob-omb meter that double, triple, or quadruple the points that the player receives when filled up.
When more than one player is playing, players take turns batting the spiked ball around. While one player is batting, the other players have to repel the spiked ball before they get hit. All players start with 1,000 points, and anyone hit by the spiked ball loses some points. Players that hit the spiked ball earn points. Each player gets to bat the spiked ball for up to 30 seconds, and there are two rounds for each player. After two rounds, the player with the most points wins.