Bob-ombic Plague

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Bob-ombic Plague
Luigi, Wario and Birdo lose in Bob-ombic Plague from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 8-Player minigame
Music Slow and Steady

Bob-ombic Plague is an 8-Player minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is a pun on "Bob-omb" and "bubonic plague," an infection.


A curtain spreads to show the eight players, who are facing away from one another, with their eyes closed and their hands on their chests. A light turns on, and everyone puts their right hand up, opens their eyes, and jumps to face each other, then the game begins.


The eight players pass around a Bob-omb. It will naturally turn red after a while, and the objective is to prevent the Bob-omb from exploding when it reaches the player. If the Bob-omb explodes in the player's hands, that player and other adjacent players will be blasted away. The game thus starts with eight players, then goes down to five, then two, and finally one. The last player standing wins for their team. If the last two players are on the same team, they automatically win.

The winning team is shown doing their victory animations in the ending cutscene as a curtain rises, showing the losers on a platform behind them as they do their losing animations.


  • L Button / R Button – Pass Bob-omb

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Form a ring and pass the Bob-omb to the next player. When it blows, players on either side will lose!"
  • Advice"When the Bob-omb turns red, it's ready to blow. Quick! Pass it on!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハラハラ!ボムへいゲーム
Harahara! Bomuhei gēmu
Thrilling! Bob-omb game
French Bombe Musicale Pun with "Chaises Musicales" (Musical Chairs) and "Bombe" (Bomb)
German Bob-ombastisch Bob-ombastic
Italian Bob-omba bollente Hot Bob-omb
Spanish Plaga Bob-ómbica Bob-ombic Plague