Bombs Away (minigame)

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

Bombs Away is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party and Mario Party 2. The Mario Party version returns in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name comes from the saying "Bombs away!" which is something someone says when 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 the player is caught right under the bomb, they will be blasted off the island and into the water, where a Blooper will pick up the character.

In Mario Party 2, when the clock reaches five seconds, the ship will engage a very powerful missile that has a wider blast radius than the standard Bullet Bills fired onto the island. The game 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 Mario Party and Mario Party 2, a draw takes place if the remaining players get eliminated. In The Top 100, this occurs only if all four players are eliminated simultaneously.

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, the player misses. 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

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!"
  • 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!"
  • 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!"

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 Bomb unload
French Bombes larguées Dropped bombs
German Kanonen-Insel Cannon Island
Italian Bombardieri Bombers
Spanish Bombas Fuera Bombs Away