Bowser's bogus items

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Bowser's bogus items are useless items forcibly sold to partiers by Bowser in Mario Party when they pass him on a board. On Luigi's Engine Room and Wario's Battle Canyon, he does not sell the player an item, but instead provides them with some worthless "service."

Bowser does not sell any useless items or provide a worthless service on either Bowser's Magma Mountain or Eternal Star, where he steals either a Star or 20 coins if they do not have at least one Star. He will not do anything if the player does not have any coins or Stars.

In Mario Party Superstars, Bowser will sell either the relevant item for the board he is encountered on, or a Cursed Dice Block for 11-20 coins instead.

Board Item/service Description
DK's Jungle Adventure Golden Bowser Statuette.PNG
Gold-plated Bowser Statue
Bowser sells this item to players for 10 coins. It looks like a miniature version of the Koopa King, and is completely worthless. A version of this statue also appears in Mario Party 6 and Mario Party 7.
Peach's Birthday Cake Bowser Cake

Bowser Cake
Bowser Cake

When a player gets a flower with Bowser's face on it in the Goomba lottery, they are sent to Bowser, and he forcibly gives the player this item for 20 coins. It is just a spiked shell with a candle and frosting, and cannot be eaten. In Mario Party Superstars, Bowser states that the cake is made out of rocks. In this game, Bowser can give a Cursed Dice Block in exchange for 11-20 coins, or he may give coins to the player if they are in last place with no coins.
Yoshi's Tropical Island Bowser Tube.PNG

Bowser Tube
Bowser Tube

Bowser creates an inner tube that he says will allow the player to help the Yoshi and travel over the whirlpools. However, upon being put on the player, the inner tube shrinks and then bursts around the player. Bowser demands 30 coins for buying (and in this case, popping) his merchandise, making it the second most expensive bogus item. Like Peach's Birthday Cake, in Mario Party Superstars, Bowser may give a Cursed Dice Block for 11-20 coins to the player, or give coins to the player if they are in last place with no coins.
Wario's Battle Canyon Bowser sending Mario away on Wario's Battle Canyon in Mario Party
Bowser's Claws/Bowser Cannon
Bowser says he will shoot the player from his Bowser Cannon, but instead uses his claws to blast the player to a random area of the board (ironically, the cannon itself is never fired until the end of the game, where the last place player is launched out of it). The player will pay 20 coins (or all their coins if they have 20 or less) for the ride, though Bowser will give it to them for free if they have zero coins.
Luigi's Engine Room Bowser's coin-making machine from Mario Party
"Make As Many Coins As You Want Mecha"
Bowser activates this machine in order to create a coin for the player at the cost of 20 coins, thus meaning the player loses 19 coins, due to the one coin they get from the machine. Unlike other bogus items, the player character is shown to be glad over the turn of events, mostly because they at least got a coin back.
Mario's Rainbow Castle Bowser "gives" Mario a Ztar as a bogus item
Bowser forces the player to buy a Ztar. Unlike Ztars later in the Mario Party series, this one does not count as a negative star. However, the Ztar costs 40 coins as opposed to a regular Star costing 20, making it the most expensive of the bogus items. However, immediately after "buying" the Ztar, the player will pass Koopa Troopa and earn back 10 coins (20 in the last 5 turns or if it is the 10th time someone has passed Koopa Troopa; 30 for the 20th time; 40 for the 30th time; etc.).