Bowser's Painball

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Bowser's Painball
Bowser Painball.png
Appears in Mario Party 10
Type Bowser Battle minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Bowser's Punishment 2

Bowser's Painball is a Bowser Battle minigame appearing in Mario Party 10. "Painball" is a portmanteau of the words "pain" and "pinball". This was one of the minigames featured at the E3 2014 demo.


The 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 players lose one heart every time they get hit. The game starts with one ball, and after about 5 seconds, a second ball appears from the left. If one of the balls falls in the center, the same ball will re-appear after a few seconds.

The player playing as Bowser can actually shake the Wii U Gamepad to briefly stun the other players. This is never explained in-game, however.



  • +Control Pad - Move


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

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
Spanish Pinball Maléfico Malefic Pinball
French Flipper flippant de Bowser Bowser's Creepy Pinball
Dutch Bowsers Flipperval A pun on "Flipperkast", the Dutch word for a Pinball Machine.
German Bowsers Flipperfarce Bowser's Pinball Farce
Italian Flipper malefico Evil pinball
Portuguese Pinball Maléfico Evil Pinball