Bumper Balloon Cars

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Not to be confused with Bumper Balloons.
Bumper Balloon Cars
Bumper Balloon Cars: Players competing against each other by popping their balloons on the back; with Wario already eliminated under a second. From Mario Party 2.
Bumper Balloon Cars in Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party Superstars
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 2)
Free-For-All minigame (Mario Party Superstars)
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Not Gonna Lose
Music sample
Mario Party 2:

Mario Party Superstars:

Bumper Balloon Cars is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 2 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party Superstars. Its name is derived from "bumper cars."


This minigame is a game of survival. The players must try to pop each other's balloons with the sharp fronts of their cars. If a player collides with the wall or another player, they are briefly stunned. If no players are able to pop each other's balloons within 30 seconds, the minigame ends in a draw (although the game treats it as a win for everyone).


Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick up – Move forward
  • Control Stick down – Move backward
  • Control Stick left / Control Stick right – Change direction

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Up) – Move Forward
  • Control Stick (Down) – Move Backward
  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Change Direction

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Use your car's spiked front to burst opponents' balloons! Tilt your Control Stick up to move forward and down to move backward."
  • Advice"Tilt your Control Stick to the side to change direction. Once you master the controls, bursting balloons is a breeze!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Use the spikes on your car to burst your rivals' balloons!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぶつかれバルーンカー
Butsukare Barūn Kā
Hitting Balloon Car
Dutch Klapballon From “klapband” (“blowout”) and “ballon” (“balloon”)
French Voitures-Ballons! Balloon Cars!
German Balloon-o-Scooter -
Italian Auto-scontro a Palloni (Mario Party 2)
Autoscontri a palloncino (Mario Party Superstars)
Balloon dodgem
Korean 찔러라! 벌룬카
Jjilleora! Beolloonka
Prick it! Balloon Car
Portuguese Fura-Balão Balloon Piercing
Russian Автошарики
Авто (car) + шарики (balloons)
Spanish (NOA) Globitos chocones Bumper balloons
Spanish (NOE) Coches de Choque Bumper Cars