Bumper Sparks

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Bumper Sparks
Bumper Sparks
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Bowser Jr. minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Bowser Jr. Battle 4
Music sample

Bumper Sparks is a Bowser Jr. minigame in Mario Party 9. Its name is most likely a pun on "bumper cars," an amusement park attraction.


Bowser Jr. runs into his Junior Clown Car and turns around to face the camera. The camera then zooms out to show the entire playing field.


The pair must try to knock Bowser Jr. into the electric rail three times before time runs out. Players bounce off each other and Bowser Jr. If a player hits the fence, they are stunned temporarily, but if Bowser Jr. hits the fence, he loses a heart and returns to the center, temporarily invincible. Bowser Jr. generally does not try to attack the players, but he sometimes leads them into the electric fence. If the pair fails to knock Bowser Jr. into the fence three times in 30 seconds, he is victorious.


If the players are victorious, Bowser Jr. and his Junior Clown Car go flying off the screen. If Bowser Jr. is victorious, the electrified ring gets powered off as the players groan, and Bowser Jr. laughs and flies away.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Ram into Bowser Jr. to knock him into the electrified ring around the platform. Knock him into the ring three times to win!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to move your vehicle."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 電げきファイト
Dengeki Faito
Electric Shock Fight

Chinese (simplified) 电击擂台
Diànjí lèitái
Electric Shock Arena

Chinese (traditional) 電擊擂台
Diànjí lèitái
Electric Shock Arena

French Électro-tamponneuses
Pun with électro- (electrical) and auto-tamponneuse (bumper car)
German Bowser Jr.-Scooter
Bowser Jr. Scooter
Italian Elettroscontro
Electric Collision
Spanish Tazas de choque
Bumper Teacups (pun on coches de choque, bumper cars)