Boom Box (minigame)

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This article is about a minigame in Super Mario 64 DS. For other uses, see Boom Box.
Boom Box
Boom Box.png
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
Type Yoshi's minigame

Boom Box is one of Yoshi's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS, though Yoshi is only seen pushing a treasure chest in the background. The minigame's name is a pun on "boombox."


The minigame involves the player tapping a treasure chest on the Touch Screen to open it. When opened, the chest makes a sound, astonishing the Mario head on the top screen. For every chest that makes a certain sound, there is another chest that makes the same sound. The player must match all the sounds with each other. If the player makes a mistake, the Mario head frowns, while if the player succeeds, the Mario head beams at them. When the player clears a level, Mario's face is astonished, then bursts out laughing. As the player progresses, more chests appear. On most levels, there are six treasure chests; however, some levels have eight treasure chests. On some levels, the sounds sound exactly the same and require the player to pay attention to which speaker each sound comes out of. If the player loses three times on a level, the minigame ends while Mario's face yells and looks dazed.

In-game instructions[edit]

Each time you open a treasure chest, you'll hear a sound. Open 2 chests with the same sound. Win by matching all the pairs!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヨッシーのおとあて
Yosshī no otoate
Yoshi's Sound Matching Game
Chinese 听音寻宝
Tīngyīn Xúnbǎo
Listen to the Sound and Find Treasures
French Trésors sonores Treasures sonors
German Der Ton macht's Abbreviation/Pun on "Der Ton macht die Musik."
Literally: "The tone makes the music."
Actually means: "It's not what you say, but how you say it."
Italian Scrigno sonoro Sonorous chest
Spanish Cofres de Yoshi Yoshi's Chests


  • Mario's laughter is based on his shouting when he catches on fire, and his sound when the player gets a Game Over is similar to his shouting when he is falling from a high place or into a pit.