Baby Bowser Bonkers

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Baby Bowser Bonkers
Yoshi and Mario playing Baby Bowser Bonkers.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type Duel mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Mustn't Panic
Music sample
“Baby Bowsers are poppin' up everywhere, so stomp on 'em.”
Mini-game Mode, Mario Party 3

Baby Bowser Bonkers is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 3. It is based on the well-known arcade game Whack-a-Mole. The objective of the minigame is to score as many points as possible by hitting the heads of the Baby Bowsers.


The minigame takes place on a yellowish rock surrounded by a vast lake of lava. It is surrounded by a high rectangular fence, resembling a cage. The rock itself has various small and fourteen large round holes in it. The fourteen larger holes are framed by metal rings with four spikes on each side.


After the game starts, the players can roam freely over the yellow rock. While the game is in play, numerous Baby Bowsers pop up from the fourteen large holes in the ground. The two players have to score points by jumping on the Baby Bowsers' heads. For each hit Baby Bowser, the player obtains one point. When the timing is right, players can also consecutively bounce from one Baby Bowser to the next without touching the ground. Although this method saves the player some time, this does not yield the player any additional points. After 30 seconds, the player with more points wins.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules
    • Tumble: "Try to stomp on as many Baby Bowsers as possible as they appear in the holes."
    • Goomba: "Lots of Baby Bowsers will pop out of the holes! Score points by stepping on them!"
  • Advice
    • Tumble: "If you step correctly, you'll be able to score consecutive Baby Bowsers."
    • Goomba: "If you time it right, you can stomp lots of Baby Bowsers in a row!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふみふみミニクッパ
Fumifumi Minikuppa
Stomping Mini Bowsers, 「ふみふみ」 fumifumi being onomatopoeic for stomping.

French Ecrase-Bowser
German Bowser-Balgerei
Bowser Romp
Spanish Pisa a Baby Bowser
Baby Bowser Tread