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.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Panic

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


The game takes place in a desert and the three players try to climb a sandy slope, while the other player is controlling a machine that can fling boulders at them in an attempt to block their path. If squished by a boulder, the squished 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 other player manages to keep the players from going on top of the hill, that player wins.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

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

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[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."


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
French Rocher Danger! Rock Danger!
German Fels-Koller Boulder Paddy
Spanish Colina Peligrosa Dangerous Hill