Bowser's Peculiar Peak

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Bowser's Peculiar Peak
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Appeared in Mario Party: Island Tour
Skill 2
Luck 3
Minigames 4
Time 20-40 minutes

Bowser's Peculiar Peak (known as Bowser's Bizarre Volcano in the British English version) is one of the seven boards in Mario Party: Island Tour, unlocked by playing every other board, excluding Shy Guy's Shuffle City, at least once. The objective of this board is the exact opposite of the objectives of all other boards in the game except Star-Crossed Skyway; it is a race against Bowser, who hosts this board instead of Yellow Toad. This board introduces Bowser Dice Blocks which can hinder the player; if the player rolls doubles, they remain where they are. Once a player is 16 spaces or less from Bowser, at the start of the next round, Bowser adds seven Bowser Spaces scattered across the board to make the game much more difficult. The player closest to Bowser also will get the chance to pick the minigames. When a player reaches Bowser, the player has to roll a three or lower to prevent being knocked away. Players can still roll doubles if they reach Bowser. The player still on the board and farthest away from Bowser wins.

When a player gets knocked away, Lakitu is shown catching them and holding them, presumably to keep them safe.

The music used during this board is an arrangement of "Koopa's Road" from Super Mario 64.


  • American English: First place is the worst place in this reverse race. Bowser is waiting for the "winner"!
  • British English: Whoever reaches the goal loses?! It's dangerous to move forward in Bowser's diabolical volcano!

Bowser Dice Blocks[edit]

One of the main gimmicks of the stage is that Bowser Dice Blocks are handed to players based on their performance in minigames. These blocks are added to the regular Dice Block rolled on each player's turn, increasing the amount of spaces they can potentially move on a turn (and thus, shortening the time it takes to reach Bowser). However, rolling doubles will prevent them from moving.

Minigame results[edit]

Minigame Results
First N/A
Second 1to2BowserDice.PNG 1 to 2 Bowser Dice Block
Third 1to3BowserDice.PNG 1 to 3 Bowser Dice Block
Fourth 1to6BowserDice.PNG 1 to 6 Bowser Dice Block

NOTE: The player who got 1st place cannot roll doubles, but can move a maximum of six spaces on the turn.

When playing with fewer people, the distribution is different:

  • When playing with three players, the first place player gets a Bronze Bowser Dice Block, second place a Silver Bowser Dice Block and third a Gold Bowser Dice Block.
  • When playing with two players, the first place player gets a Bronze Bowser Dice Block and second place a Gold Bowser Dice Block.

Bowser Challenge[edit]

Wario takes on the Bowser Challenge.

If the player reaches the goal first, that person participates in the Bowser Challenge. If the player rolls a one, two, or three, they are safe for another turn, but if the player rolls a four or more, then Bowser flings the player far away, which ends the game and that person will receive last place. Players can also stay safe if they roll doubles as well.


Green Spaces Extra-Move Spaces Lucky Spaces Dead-End Spaces Event Spaces Challenge Areas Total
Bowser's Peculiar Peak 22 6 3 1 2 1 35



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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アベコベ! クッパかざん
Abekobe! Kuppa Kazan
Opposite! Bowser Volcano
Spanish Volcán de Bowser Bowser's Volcano
French Volcan de Bowser Bowser's Volcano
Dutch Bowsers Bizarre Vulkaan Bowser's Bizarre Volcano
German Bowsers verrückter Feuerberg Bowser's crazy fire mountain
Italian Vulcano di Bowser Bowser's Volcano
Portuguese Vulcão do Bowser Bowser's Volcano