Bowser's Big Blast

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Not to be confused with Bowser's Bigger Blast.
Bowser's Big Blast
Bowser's Big Blast
Bowser's Big Blast from Mario Party: The Top 100
Wario in Bowser's Big Blast in Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 2)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars)
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music track That's All of It
Music sample
Mario Party 2:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Bowser's Big Blast is a luck-based Battle minigame in Mario Party 2 (where it is stylized as BOWSER's Big Blast) and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars.


A massive Bowser bomb is screwed into place by a mechanical arm, and the camera zooms out. The four characters enter the room it is in and get in line (with the exception of the first player up to press a switch) while the switches appear. The minigame then begins.


The players take turns pressing down the switches connected to the Bowser bomb. There are five switches in different colors: red, pink, yellow, green, and white. After a player presses a switch, the minigame decides whether they are safe or not. If steam comes out of the bomb's "nostrils," the player is safe and moves to the end of the line. However, if the wrong switch is pressed, the bomb's eyes count down from three, eliminating the player when it explodes. If everyone presses down a switch that does not set off the bomb, a new set of switches appears. Each time a player is eliminated, the number of switches decreases by one until there are only three left. The minigame continues until there is only one player left, and that player is declared the winner.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the explosion of the bomb is more detailed. The characters also breathe a sigh of relief if the bomb does not explode or take cover if it does.

In Mario Party Superstars, along with the animations added in The Top 100's variant being present here as well, the characters vocalize whenever they press a switch, and they hold their breath after they choose a switch. Additionally, if a character chooses a wrong switch, they panic before the bomb explodes. The bomb also takes a slightly longer time to explode like in Bowser's Bigger Blast from Mario Party 4, and it emits electricity and turns bright white when it explodes.


Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Press plunger

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Hit switch

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Select Switch
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Hit Switch

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Take turns pressing the plungers. If Bowser blows up on you, you're out. Last one standing wins!"
  • Advice"Just because a plunger detonated Bowser once, doesn't mean it will again... Or does it? Give it a try!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Guess which switch won't detonate the bomb! The last one standing wins!"
  • On-screen"Hit a switch that won't explode!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Take turns pressing the switches. If Bowser blows up on you, you're out."


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパだいばくはつ
Kuppa Dai Bakuhatsu
Bowser Big Explosion
Chinese (Simplified) 酷霸王大爆炸
kùbàwáng dàbàozhà
Bowser's Big Explode
Chinese (Traditional) 庫巴大爆炸
Kù bā dà bàozhà
Bowser's Big Explode
Dutch Bowsers korte lontje Bowser's short fuse
French Furie de Bowser
Furie de BOWSER
BOWSER's fury
German Bumm Bumm-Bowser Boom Boom Bowser
Italian Esplosione Bowser Bowser Explosion
Korean 쿠파 대폭발
Kupa Daepokbal
Bowser Big Explosion
Portuguese Detona Bowser Bowser Blast
Russian Большой бум Боузера
Bol'shoy bum Bouzera
Bowser's Big Boom
Spanish (NOA) Bowser-bomba Bowser bomb
Spanish (NOE) Explosión de Bowser Bowser's Explosion