Bombard King Bob-omb

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Not to be confused with Bombarded by Bob-ombs.
Bombard King Bob-omb
MP9 Bombard King Bob-omb 3.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music Battle with King Bob-omb!
King Bob-omb's Mad!

Bombard King Bob-omb (Bombard Big Bob-omb in the British English version) is a boss minigame in Mario Party 9.


The camera shows the front of the platform, where King Bob-omb is raised into the room.


The objective of the game is to defeat King Bob-omb by tossing normal Bob-ombs at him. Small Bob-ombs are worth one point, medium-sized ones are worth two, and big ones are worth three. Every turn, four Bob-ombs are transported onto the platform via conveyer belts, and players choose which one to toss by pushing one of the buttons shown; however, if two or more players pick the same bomb, they will run into each other and be temporarily dazed, preventing them from throwing one. Once King Bob-omb loses half of his health, he tosses Bob-ombs at the players who fail to throw a Bob-omb, causing them to lose one point.

When two players are playing, King Bob-omb also has the opportunity to pick up a Bob-omb. While his health is above half, he simply throws the Bob-omb backwards and disallows the player from throwing it at him. However, if his health has reached halfway and this happens, King Bob-omb instead throws the Bob-omb at the players, causing them to lose one, two, or three points, depending on the size of the Bob-omb that he throws.

The player who lands the final attack earns an additional three points, and the player with the most points wins the minigame.


Once King Bob-omb is defeated, he falls onto his back and explodes, revealing several Mini Stars in Party or Solo Mode.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules 1"Lob bombs at King Bob-omb! Bombs are thrown in order from left to right, and bigger bombs do more damage. Be careful: if two players or more select the same bomb, neither gets to throw it!"
  • Rules 2"When there are only two players, King Bob-omb also gets to choose a bomb. If you choose the same bomb as he does, he'll steal it from you!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad, A Button, One Button, or Two Button to pick a bomb."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムキングのかけひきチョイスバトル
Bomu Kingu no Kakehiki Choisu Batoru
King Bob-omb's Strategic Choice Battle
Spanish (NOA) La fábrica del Rey Bob-omba King Bob-omb's Factory
Spanish (NOE) Gran Bob-ombardeo Big Bob-ombardment
French Le Roi Bob-ombardé The Bob-ombed King
German König Bob-omb-Bombardement Big Bob-omb Bombardment
Italian Bombarda Boss Bob-omba Bombard Big Bob-omb
Chinese 炸彈王的戰術擂台
Zhàdàn Wáng de zhànshù lèitái
King Bob-omb's Tactical Arena