Arm Center

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The Arm Center is a location inside Bowser's body in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. It is located in Bowser's right arm. Mario and Luigi go here to stimulate the muscles, causing an increase in strength over Bowser's arms which allows him to perform different tasks, making the story able to progress. This area is visited four times, and the minigame it features gets harder and faster as the player progresses. The minigame requires Mario and Luigi to hit balls of light back at the muscles of Bowser's arm. The balls are shot from the small cannon at the base of the muscle. If the ball is red, Mario must hit it with his hammer; if it's green, then it's up to Luigi. If the bros. miss a ball, they lose coins.


First Time[edit]

Bowser is traveling around Plack Beach. Just then, he hears a voice. The voice turns out to be Broque Monsieur. He asks Bowser to pull on a rope connected to the island because the bridge collapsed and fell into the ocean. When Bowser refuses to help, Broque Monsieur offers him a Vacuum Block, with the promise that it will bring surprises. Convinced, Bowser pulls on the rope. After help from Mario and Luigi, Bowser successfully pulls on the island, connecting it to the rest of Plack Beach.

Second Time[edit]

While walking through Dimble Wood for the first time, Bowser sees some of his Goombas locked in a cage, across a river. He looks around for something to use as a bridge, and finds a very large Wiggler statue. With Mario and Luigi's help, Bowser lifts the statue into the air, and hurls it across the river, creating a bridge.

Third Time[edit]

After meeting up with some of his minions, Private Goomp, Corporal Paraplonk, and Sergeant Guy, he finds that they have a Cannon. Initially happy that they came up with a plan, he grows upset, as they forgot a Banzai Bill to load it with. When he sends them off to find one, Starlow tells him that he should find one and that they did not seem too reliable. After some traveling, he finds a garden managed by Wigglers. Searching around, he finds a large carrot. Deciding it would work just as well as a Banzai Bill, he begins to pull it out. Mario and Luigi travel to the Arm Center and help Bowser pull it out. Starting with this visit, however, the cannon changes form and shoots the balls out in rhythm. The Bros. must copy the rhythm successfully to progress through; if either misses, the sequence is repeated until success.

Fourth Time[edit]

While traveling to his castle, Bowser finds that it is floating in the air, thanks to Midbus. Midbus decides to fire a giant iron ball, which flies over to Bowser. Luckily for Bowser, rather than flattening him, he manages to hold the ball in his arms, over his head. Going again to the Arm Center for the fourth and final time, Mario and Luigi manage to boost his arm muscles enough for him to toss it at the castle, and have Midbus put the castle it back where it was.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パワースペース うで
Pawā Supēsu Ude
Power Space Arm
French (NOE) Canon brachial Brachili cannon
German Kraftkammer Arm Power Chamber Arm
Italian Bicipiti d'Acciaio Steel Biceps
Korean 파워 스페이스 (팔)
Pawo Seupeiseu (Pal)
Power Space (Arm)
Spanish (NOA) Cámara de Bíceps Biceps Chamber
Spanish (NOE) Brazoestación Armstation