Balloon of Doom
In Balloon of Doom, each player tries to inflate a balloon with Bowser's picture on it as much as possible without making the balloon explode. Each player has a turn to stomp on the balloon pump to inflate the balloon. Higher Ground Pounds pump more air into the balloon, so players can manipulate how much air they wish to pump into it. As with other Bowser mini-games in Mario Party 4, the game is heavily luck-based; no matter how much everyone tries to manipulate the pump, someone is eventually going to have to pop the balloon. However, there are warning signs that the balloon is close to bursting:
When a player overinflates the balloon, there is a pause after they land on the pump before the balloon pops. The other three players flee as Bowser becomes angry and uses his fire breath on that player, resulting in a loss for that player.
On a side note, if a player does not even attempt to inflate the balloon within the five-second time limit, the player automatically loses and suffers Bowser's fire breath.
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