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 Bowser's Punishment 2

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

Gameplay[edit]

The players are in a pinball game controlled by Bowser. Bowser has 30 seconds to shoot Spike 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 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 playing as Bowser can actually shake the Wii U Gamepad to briefly stun the other players. This is never explained in-game, however.

Controls[edit]

Team Mario[edit]

  • +Control Pad – Move

Bowser[edit]

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

In-game text[edit]

  • Bowser: "Activate the flippers with ZL Button and ZR Button. Attack with the Spike Balls!"
  • Team Mario: "Keep away from the Spike 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 A pun on "Flipperkast", the Dutch word for a Pinball Machine.
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

Trivia[edit]

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