Bombs Away (minigame)

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Bombs Away
The minigame Bombs Away.
The minigame Bombs Away.
Bombs Away from Mario Party: The Top 100
Bombs Away from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Ducking and Dodging (Mario Party, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars)
Couldn't Be Better (Mario Party 2)
Music sample
Mario Party:

Mario Party 2:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Bombs Away is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. Its name comes from an exclamation that is commonly said when someone is preparing to throw or drop something.


A ship appears at the scene, shooting cannonballs at an island that bobs and tilts. The players have to avoid falling down into the ocean while the cannonballs hit the island. If one of the cannonballs hits the island and one of the players has failed to jump to avoid the shockwave, the player is temporarily stunned. If a player is caught right under a cannonball, they are blasted off the island into the water, where a Blooper takes away the character. The last player standing, or any players who survive for 30 seconds, wins. In Mario Party and Mario Party 2, a draw takes place if the remaining players get eliminated. In The Top 100 and Superstars, this occurs only if all four players are eliminated simultaneously.

In Mario Party 2, when the clock reaches seven seconds, the ship engages a very powerful missile that has a wider blast radius than the standard Bullet Bills fired onto the island. The minigame ends when either there is one player remaining or the time runs out (in which case all remaining players win). Also, this minigame starts with a whistle blow instead of the harmonica from the previous game.

In Mini-Game Island and the Mini-Game Coaster, the player must stay on the platform for the whole 30 seconds to clear the minigame. Even if the three CPU players are eliminated, if the player does not last 30 seconds, they lose. This is no longer the case in The Top 100's Minigame Island.


Mario Party / Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Jump

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Cannons are aimed at the floating island. The island bobs and tilts with the waves, so don't fall in!"
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Try not to fall off the bobbing, floating island. Stay on the island until time runs out to clear the game."
  • Advice"If a cannon ball hits the island, your head spins and you can't move. So jump the moment it hits to dodge it."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"The floating isle is under fire again, this time from Bowser's bombs! Hang on tight to win the prize!"
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Coaster)"The floating isle is under attack by Bowser's ship! Stay on the island until time runs out to clear."
  • Advice"Just as time is running out, you'll find Bowser's ship has saved its best shot for last. Watch out!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Dodge cannonballs from the pirate ship until the end!"
  • On-screen"Survive until the end!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Try your best not to fall off the island as it rocks and tilts!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぷかぷかアイランド
Pukapuka Airando
Floating Island
Dutch Bommen los Bombs away
French (NOA) Boulets largués Dropped cannonballs
French (NOE) Bombes larguées -
German Kanonen-Insel Cannon Island
Italian Bombardieri Bombers
Korean 둥실둥실 아일랜드
Dungsildungsil Aillaendeu
Floaty Island
Portuguese Bombalanço Portmanteau of bomba (bomb) and balanço (tilt)
Russian Пушки, пли!
Pushki, pli!
Cannons, fire!
Spanish (NOA) Fuera bombas Bombs away
Spanish (NOE) Bombas Fuera Bombs Away