Big Popper

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Big Popper
The mini-game, Big Popper from Mario Party Advance
Appears in Mario Party Advance
Type Single-player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Slowly Yet Surely
Music sample

Big Popper is a single-player minigame found in Mario Party Advance. Its name is likely a pun on the name of the American singer The Big Bopper.


The player is standing in the center of the area as a bubble descends. They immediately walk over and fan the bubble into the spike, popping it.


The player has to pop bubbles by using a fan to make the bubbles move to the spikes to earn points. Fanning more bubbles into the spikes consecutively causes the point multiplier displayed on the spiked wheel to increase, going from "×1" to "×3" to "×5" to "×7" and finally to "×10," though this decreases over time if more bubbles are not popped before. If a bubble hits the ground, the player loses ten points. As time passes, more bubbles appear on the field; amongst these are red bubbles, which not only increase points if popped but also increase time. The minigame ends after the time expires.

In the Shroom City mode, the player must earn at least 70 points in the allotted time to win. In the Mini-Game Attack mode, the player must reach 200 points to clear the minigame.


  • +Control Pad – Left/Right
  • A Button – Swing fan

In-game text[edit]

Fan the falling bubbles into the spikes. Pop 'em to earn points!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あおいでしゃぼ~ん
Aoide shabōn
Fan the Soap
French Eclate-Bulle Burst-Bubble
German Blasenpop Bubble Pop
Italian Scoppiabolle Bubblepopper
Spanish Pinchapompas Bubble Puncture