Bounce 'n' Trounce

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 3. For the minigame in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros., see Bounce and Trounce.
Not to be confused with Trounce 'n' Bounce.
Bounce 'n' Trounce
Bounce 'n' Trounce from Mario Party 3.
Bounce 'n' Trounce from Mario Party: The Top 100
Bounce 'n' Trounce in Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Nice and Easy / Let's Tread Lightly... (remakes)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Bounce 'n' Trounce is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 3, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


The minigame takes place on a midair 3×3 playing field over a pit in a circus tent. The purple starry background has trees and floating stars in Mario Party 3 and The Top 100 and curtains with starry patterns and glowing lights in Superstars. Players on bouncing balls have to knock other players off the platforms by jumping and spin-attacking. Later in the minigame, the square-boxed platforms fall off one by one. The last player standing wins. In Mario Party 3, if multiple players survive after time runs out, the minigame ends in a draw.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • A Button Z Button – Attack

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Jump
  • B Button in the air: Spin attack

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Big Jump
  • B Button – During Big Jump: Spin Attack

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Rules"Get on a bouncing ball, then knock your rivals off the playing field."
  • Advice"As time passes, the playing field drops away one block at a time. Be careful not to drop away, too."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Ride on the bouncing ball and slam into your rivals to knock them off!"
  • On-screen"Bounce and slam into your rivals to knock them off!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Knock your rivals off the playing field. Do a spin attack to push them farther away!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぴょんぴょんバトル
Pyonpyon batoru
Boing-ing Battle

Dutch Skippybotsen
Skippy Bumping
French Boïng et boïng
Boing et Boing (Mario Party 3)
Boing and Boing
German Fall-Ball
Falling Ball
Italian Balza e sbalza
Jump and throw
Korean 바운스 배틀
Baunseu Baeteul
Bounce Battle

Portuguese Salta e Ataca
Jump and Attack
Russian Скачи-толкай

Spanish Rebota y Aplasta
Bounce and Trounce


  • In Mario Party Superstars, it is possible for the player to fall off the stage near the edge after their ball disappears during the winning sequence.