Balloon Busters

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 7. For the microgame from WarioWare: Move It!, see Balloon Buster.
Balloon Busters
Wario blowing up a balloon in Balloon Busters from Mario Party 7
Balloon Busters from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-Player Mic minigame
Time limit 15 seconds per turn (Mario Party 7)
7 seconds per turn (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music track Fun in the Sun
Music sample
Mario Party 7:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Balloon Busters is a luck-based 4-Player Mic minigame in Mario Party 7 and Mario Party: The Top 100.


The last player blows into the balloon and runs behind the barrier as the first player steps up to take a turn.


The players must say "Bigger" into the Mic in order to inflate the balloon or "Stop" to end the turn. If the game is played without a Mic, they can use the R Button button to open a menu for two options: "Bigger" to inflate the balloon or "Stop" to end the turn. Players can inflate the balloon up to five times per turn, and they must put in at least one breath before they can choose to stop. If the timer runs out during a player's turn, they automatically blow into the balloon the maximum number of times. When the balloon gets near bursting, the players begin to cringe, and the character who blows in runs much faster when their turn is over. The last player to inflate the balloon without bursting it wins.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, there are three rounds, and only one player is knocked out each round. The controls are different as well—instead of saying "Bigger," the player blows on the 3DS mic or presses L Button, and they can press B Button to stop. Popping the balloon ends that round, and the player that burst it is eliminated. Another (bigger) balloon inflates, starting a new round, until the last player remaining wins.


The ending to Balloon Busters in Mario Party 7

In Mario Party 7, the balloon explodes, sending the losing players flying offscreen and leaving the winning player to do their winning animation.


Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Microphone – Say: "Bigger," "Stop"
  • Controller – Press R Button, then choose "Bigger" or "Stop"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Blow into mic (alternatively, L Button): Pump air
  • B Button: Pass

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Rules"Say "bigger" into the Mic to inflate the giant balloon, and "stop" to stop. If the person after you pops the balloon, you win!"
  • Advice 1"You can't just blow air into the Mic! You must say the word "bigger.""
  • Advice 2"You can blow up to 5 times during a turn. If you want to quit blowing, say "stop.""

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Blow into the mic to pump air into the balloon, but be careful not to pop it!"
  • On-screen"Pump air into the balloon without popping it!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マイクでフーフーフー
Maiku de fūfūfū
Blowww with Mic; is a Japanese onomatopoeia for blowing sound.

Dutch De langste adem
The longest breath
French À Bout de Souffle
Out of breath
German Ballerballon
Balloon Burst
Italian Gonfiamento lento
Slow swelling
Spanish ¡Glo-bum!
Portmanteau of globo (balloon) and ¡bum! (boom!)