Bumper Balloons

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 8. For the similar minigame from Mario Party 2, see Bumper Balloon Cars.
Bumper Balloons
Bumper Balloons from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Duel minigame
Music Chase and Overtake

Bumper Balloons is a 2-vs.-2 and Duel minigame found in Mario Party 8. The name of the minigame is a pun on "bumper cars."


The camera focuses in on each team (or player) before zooming out to show the entire driving area, at which point the minigame begins.


Players must hold the Wii Remote sideways to play this minigame. The objective for the player is to pop all of their own team color's (or their own color's) balloons before the opposing team (or player) can pop its (or theirs). To pop a balloon, the player must simply drive into it. The player must be careful not to pop the other team's (or player's) balloons. Whichever team (or player) pops all its (or their) balloons first wins the minigame.


The vehicles are parked in the center of the track, and the winner(s) do(es) (a) victory pose(s) while the loser(s) sulk(s).


  • Wii Remote: Turn steering wheel
  • Buttons
    • Two Button – Accelerate
    • One Button – Decelerate/reverse

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (2-vs.-2)"You and your teammate must pop balloons that match your team color before your rivals pop theirs first!"
  • Rules (Duel)"Pop balloons that match your car's color before your rival succeeds in doing so!"
  • Hint (2-vs.-2)"Watch where you're driving. Don't accidentally pop the other team's balloons!"
  • Hint (Duel)"Watch where you're driving. Don't accidentally pop your opponent's balloons!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カートでふうせんわり
Kāto de fūsen wari
Kart Balloon Popping
French Eclate-Ballons Burst Balloons
German Ramm-die-Ballons Ramming the Balloons
Italian Carambola di Palloncini Balloon Carom
Spanish Airbags -


  • The garage contains objects such as tires and crates, which are never seen in-game since the garage door never opens.[1]