Balloon Burst (4-Player)
|Appears in||Mario Party|
|Time limit||30 seconds (NTSC versions) |
40 seconds (PAL version)
|Music track||Faster than All (American version)|
Move to the Mambo! (international versions)
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.
Players must inflate their Bowser balloons by using the pumps in front of them within the time limit of at least 30 seconds. To pump the air properly, the players have to know how the pump reacts to their actions. When the pump flashes, the player should quickly pump it down until it turns bloated red, then pull it up. Each player can tell how much air they sent to their own balloon by the size of their pump and how high the Bowser balloon lifts itself. When it is close to bursting, the balloon's face starts to change. The first player who bursts the Bowser balloon wins. If time runs out before that happens, the players will appear tired and the minigame will end in a draw.
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 lose 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 Coins. If a draw occurs, then all players will lose the same number of Coins.
The minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 400 Coins.
- – Push down pump
- or – Pull up pump
- Game Rules – "Alternate pressing and to blow up the Bowser Balloon. can be used instead of ."
- Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) – "Alternate pressing and to blow up the Bowser Balloon. Be the first to burst your balloon to clear the game."
- Game Rules (Bowser) – "Everyone wants to be Number One[sic]! If you're not Number One[sic] your Coins will get taken!"
- Advice – "When the pump flashes, it is full of air. When it's full, you can pump lots of air into the balloon."
Names in other languages
|German||Bowsers Knall-Fall||Bowser's Bang Fall|
|Minigames from Mario Party|
|4-Player minigames||Balloon Burst • Bombs Away • Box Mountain Mayhem • Bumper Balls • Buried Treasure • Cast Aways • Coin Block Blitz • Crazy Cutter • Face Lift • Grab Bag • Hammer Drop • Hot Bob-omb • Hot Rope Jump • Key-pa-Way • Mario Bandstand • Mushroom Mix-Up • Musical Mushroom • Platform Peril • Running of the Bulb • Shy Guy Says • Skateboard Scamper • Slot Car Derby • Tipsy Tourney • Treasure Divers|
|1-vs-3 minigames||Bash 'n' Cash • Bowl Over • Coin Block Bash • Coin Shower Flower • Crane Game • Paddle Battle • Pipe Maze • Piranha's Pursuit • Tightrope Treachery • Tug o' War|
|2-vs-2 minigames||Bobsled Run • Bombsketball • Deep Sea Divers • Desert Dash • Handcar Havoc|
|1-Player minigames||Bumper Ball Maze • Ghost Guess • Ground Pound • Knock Block Tower • Limbo Dance • Memory Match • Pedal Power • Shell Game • Slot Machine • Teetering Towers • Whack-a-Plant|