Bowser's Painball

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Bowser's Painball
Bowser Painball from Mario Party 10.
Appears in Mario Party 10
Type Bowser minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Bowser's Punishment 2
Music sample

Bowser's Painball is a Bowser minigame appearing in Mario Party 10. "Painball" is a portmanteau of the words "pain" and "pinball."


The Team Mario players are in a pinball game controlled by Bowser. Bowser has 30 seconds to shoot Spiked Balls to harm players. Other elements from a real pinball machine also appear here, with overhead bumpers and a moving wall. The team players lose one heart every time they get hit. The game starts with one ball, and after about five seconds, a second ball appears from the left. If one of the balls falls in the center, the same ball will reappear after a few seconds.

The player controlling Bowser can actually shake the GamePad to briefly stun the other players. This is never explained in-game, however.


Team Mario[edit]

  • +Control Pad – Move


  • ZL Button – Move left flipper
  • ZR Button – Move right flipper

In-game text[edit]

  • Bowser (American English): "Activate the flippers with ZL Button and ZR Button. Attack with the Spike Balls!"
  • Bowser (British English): "Activate the flippers with ZL Button and ZR Button. Attack with the Spiked Balls!"
  • Team Mario (American English): "Keep away from the Spike Balls!"
  • Team Mario (British English): "Keep away from the Spiked Balls!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパのピンボールじごく
Kuppa no Pinbōru Jigoku
Bowser's Pinball Hell
Dutch Bowsers Flipperval Bowser's pinball [machine] trap
French Flipper flippant de Bowser Bowser's Creepy Pinball
German Bowsers Flipperfarce Bowser's Pinball Farce
Italian Flipper malefico Evil pinball
Portuguese Pinball Maléfico Evil Pinball
Spanish Pinball maléfico Evil Pinball


  • This was one of the minigames featured in the E3 2014 demo.