Balloon Burst is a minigame that appears as a a 4-player minigame in Mario Party and a 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party 2. Players participate in a race to pump a Bowser Balloon and pop it first to win.
In Mario Party, the minigame is set in a dungeon with stone walls and golden columns in the corners. The players are shown behind their pumps with a Bowser balloon behind each of them.
In Mario Party 2, the minigame is set in the sky. The teams are standing on a metal platform with barometers on the front and a Bowser Balloon behind.
Players (or teams) must inflate the Bowser Balloon using the pump in front of them within the time limit of thirty seconds. To pump the air properly, the players have to know how the pump reacts to the player's actions. If the pump flashes, the player should quickly pump it down until the pump turns bloated red, then pull up the pump; this must be done as fast as possible. The players can tell how much air they sent to their own balloon by the size of the pumps and how high the Bowser Balloon lifts itself. When they are close to exploding, the balloon's face will start to change.
The first player (or team) who bursts the Bowser Balloon wins. If time runs out, the players will appear tired and the minigame will end in a draw.
In Mario Party, the minigame is also one of the results that can occur from landing on a Bowser Space, an event known as Bowser Balloon Burst. The three players who lose the minigame will lose 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 coins; if a draw occurs, then all players lose the same amount of coins.
The minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 400 Coins.
Mario Party 2
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Mario Party 2