La Bomba

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La Bomba
La Bomba MP7.png
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Keep It Up

La Bomba is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is Spanish for "the bomb", but is also a pun on the Ritchie Valens song, La Bamba, or possibly the Puerto Rican dance, Bomba.


The solo player Ground Pounds a switch, opening a gate behind him and dropping a Bob-omb on the team area.


One character is on a large platform with moving switches that release Bob-ombs. The other three characters are in a small area with spikes in the middle. The solo character has to Ground Pound the switches to release the Bob-ombs contained in the boxes below them. The gray boxes hold only one Bob-omb, the green boxes hold two, and the red boxes hold four. The opponents have to avoid the spikes on the stage and the Bob-ombs being dropped on them. If the solo player can eliminate all of his/her opponents within 30 seconds, he/she wins. The opponents win if even one of them survives.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • A Button + A Button – Ground Pound

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player Ground Pounds to drop Bob-ombs while the other 3 flee."
  • Advice"The brightly colored crates hold more Bob-ombs than the small gray ones."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おとしてボムへい
Otoshite Bomuhei
Drop Bob-ombs
Spanish Bombazos Explosions
French La Bomba -
German Bob-omb-ich -
Italian Pioggia esplosiva Explosive rain