Bowser's Big Blast

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Bowser's Big Blast
MP2 Bowsers Big Blast.png
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 2)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music That's All of It

Bowser's Big Blast (originally stylized as BOWSER's Big Blast) is a battle minigame in Mario Party 2 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100.


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


The game is a luck-based minigame. The players take turns pressing down the switches connected to a massive Bowser bomb.

Once a player pressed a switch, the game decides whether they are safe or not. If steam comes out of the bomb's "nostrils", then the player is safe and will move to the end of the line. However, if the wrong switch is pressed, then the eyes will count down from three, which eliminates the player when it explodes. The process repeats until there is only one player left, and that player is declared as the winner. There are five switches in different colors: red, magenta, yellow, green, and white. Each time a player is eliminated, the number of switches will decrease by one until there are only three left. If everyone pulls down a switch that won't set off the bomb, then a new set of switches will appear.

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 doesn't explode or take cover if it does.


Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Press Plunger

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A 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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパだいばくはつ
Kuppa Dai Bakuhatsu
Bowser Big Explosion
Spanish Explosión de Bowser Bowser's Explosion
French Furie de BOWSER BOWSER's fury
Dutch Bowsers korte lontje Bowser's short fuse
German Bumm Bumm-Bowser Boom Boom Bowser
Italian Esplosione Bowser Bowser Explosion

See also[edit]