2-vs-2 mini-game version.
Duel mini-game version.
||Mario Party 8
||2-vs-2 mini-game |
||Wii Remote: Turn steering wheel|
Bumper Balloons is a 2-vs.-2 minigame and Duel mini-game found in Mario Party 8. The name of the mini-game is a pun on the toy "Bumper Cars".
The camera focuses in on each team before zooming out to show the entire driving area, at which point the minigame will begin.
Players must hold the Wii Remote sideways to play this minigame. The objective of the game is to pop all of their own team color's balloons before the opposing team can pop theirs. To pop a balloon, the player must simply drive into it. Whichever team pops all their balloons first wins the minigame.
The vehicles are parked in the center of the track and the winners do a victory pose.
 In-game text
- Rules (Solo) – "Pop balloons that match your car's color before your rival succeeds in doing so"
- Rules (Team) – "You and your teammate must pop balloons that match your team color before your rivals pop theirs first!"
- Hint – "Watch where you're driving. Don't accidentally pop your opponent's balloons!"
 Names in Other Languages
||Ramming the Balloons