Boulder Ball

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Boulder Ball
Boulder Balls: Three players trying to reach for the top in order to win the mini-game, with Wario already hit by a rolling boulder. From Mario Party 3.
Boulder Ball from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Panic / In a B-I-G Hurry (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

Boulder Ball is a 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars.


The game takes place in a desert, and the three team players try to climb a sandy slope, while the other player controls a machine that can fling boulders at them in an attempt to block their path. If squished by a boulder, a player is stunned and slides down the hill. If one of the team players reaches the top of the hill, they all win, but if the solo player manages to keep the team players from going on top of the hill, that player wins.


Mario Party 3[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Aim boulder
  • A Button – Drop boulder

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Solo Side (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Aim Boulder
  • A Button – Drop Boulder

Team Side (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules"Use the machine at the summit to roll boulders down the slope and prevent the other 3 players from climbing up."
  • Advice"Knocking multiple players down at once is the key. As you're dropping the boulder, try bouncing it off the walls."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Roll boulders down the slope to interfere with the climbers."
  • Team side: "Dodge the boulders and get to the top!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロいわころがし
Gorogoro iwa korogashi
Roll the Rock and Rumble
Chinese 岩石滚滚而下
yánshí gǔngǔn'érxìa
Rocks Rolling Down
Dutch Keikegelen Boulder Bowling
French Rocher Danger! Rock Danger!
German Fels-Koller Boulder Paddy
Italian Caduta massi Rock fall
Korean 데굴데굴 바위 굴리기
Deguldegul Bawi Gulligi
Rolling Boulder
Portuguese Ladeira Pedreira Quarry Downhill
Russian Сизифов склон
Sizifov sklon
Sisyphean slope, "Сизифов" is derived from Sisyphus
Spanish Colina Peligrosa Dangerous Hill