Bob-omb Breakers

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Bob-omb Breakers
A human Mario player against CPU players in Bob-omb Breakers from Mario Party 4
Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame (Mario Party 4)
Puzzle minigame (Mario Party DS)
Initial record 60 points (Mario Party DS)
Music track Try Hard, Folks (Mario Party 4)
Think It Out (Mario Party DS)
Music sample
Mario Party 4:

Mario Party DS:

Bob-omb Breakers is a Tetris-like 4-Player minigame from Mario Party 4 and a Puzzle minigame from Mario Party DS.


Mario Party 4[edit]

Each character starts with their own column, three squares wide and nine squares high. Two by two, blocks fall from the top of their column. Players must use the falling blocks to earn points by making groups of three or more similar-colored blocks, which breaks them. If the blocks break in such a way that one set falls to form another group of three, a chain is formed and even more points are scored. Sometimes, Bob-ombs fall; surrounding a Bob-omb with blocks causes it to explode and take out all the blocks touching it, scoring points for each one. The player who gets 100 points first wins the game.

Players are not restricted to placing blocks and Bob-ombs in their own columns. Any player can place any block anywhere, but they get points only if they are the one who completes the group of three. As a final note, if any player's column gets completely filled up, that player cannot participate until some of their blocks are cleared by other players. If three columns are filled up, the player whose column was not completely filled up wins, regardless of points.

Mario Party DS[edit]

In Mario Party DS, there are a few changes. The bottom screen shows the entire action, while the top screen shows a tip about surrounding a Bob-omb. In addition to that, there is an "all clear" bonus that gives the player an additional 1,000 points. Each match is worth three points times the current level number. During the game, the sides close, blocking any extra pieces.

The two-player version has the same rules as the Mario Party 4 version.


Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move blocks
  • A Button – Rotate clockwise
  • B Button – Rotate counterclockwise
  • Y Button X Button – Flip over

Mario Party DS[edit]

  • +Control Pad – Move
  • A Button – Spin right
  • B Button – Spin left
  • X Button – Flip

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Game Rules"Connect three like shapes to make them disappear. Remember, you can also play in other people's areas. First one to 100 pts. wins."
  • Advice"Bob-ombs explode when surrounded by blocks. You get more points for combos. Make sure to play in your opponents' areas!"

Mario Party DS[edit]

  • Rules (1 player)"Connect three or more of a similar block type to clear them. Fully surround a Bob-omb to blow it up and obliterate all surrounding blocks."
  • Rules (2 players)"Connect three or more of a similar block type to clear them. Whoever reaches 100 points first wins."
  • Tips (1 player)"If you surround a Bob-omb with other blocks, it will explode, removing all the blocks around it. Use this power strategically!"
  • Tips (2 players)"You can also drop blocks in your rival's area. If you destroy blocks there, you'll score those points, not your opponent. Use this tactic to boost your score!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいパズル
Bomuhei pazuru
Bob-omb Puzzle
French Claustro Bob-omb Claustro Bob-ombic (pun with Bob-omb and claustrophobic)
German Bob-omb-Gebombe Bob-omb Bombing
Italian Il pallottoliere The abacus
Korean 폭탄병 퍼즐
Poktanbyeong Peojeul
Bob-omb Puzzle
Spanish Machaca Bob-omb Bob-omb Crush