Bingo Ball

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Bingo Ball
Bingo Ball.png
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
Type Wario's minigame
Music sample

Bingo Ball is one of Wario's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS.

The minigame's music is an arrangement of the music that plays in Big Boo's Haunt's merry-go-round, like in Slots Shot and Lakitu Launch.


In this minigame, the player has to launch a ball (pinball-style) into the field of play by using the Touch Screen. To do so, the player must pull back the flipper by using the stylus and release it to launch the ball, which tumbles down and eventually lands in a numbered slot, with the rotating cross and pegs scattered across the board determining its course. The balls cannot be controlled directly, but the player's control over the flipper gives a degree of control over how far a ball is launched instead. As a result, understanding the path a ball takes with the obstacles in account and the precise distance to launch it is key to building a high score in this minigame.

When a ball lands in a numbered slot, that number is crossed out on a bingo board. The object is to cross out as many numbers as possible. 100 points are scored for crossing out one number, and 500 points are added for crossing out a row of three in any direction. Crossing out every number earns 10,000 points. If the player completes a game with balls left over, 2,000 points are scored for each ball. If the player completely crosses out the board with exactly nine of the 12 balls, they earn the maximum score of 20,900 points.

In-game instructions[edit]

Launch a ball into a numbered slot on the Touch Screen. That number will light up in the top screen. Get 3 numbers in a row to score!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビンゴボール
Bingo bōru
Bingo Ball
Chinese 弹珠台
Dànzhū Tái
French Bingo Bingo
German Bingo Ball Bingo Ball
Italian Bingo Bingo
Spanish Bingo de bolas Ball Bingo