Call of the Goomba

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Call of the Goomba
4-player mode for Call of the Goomba in Mario Party DS
4-player mini-game version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-player mini-game
Duel mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Play Nicely, Everyone

Call of the Goomba is a 4-player and Duel minigame from Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on the phrase "call of the wild".


Duel mini-game

The intro tells the player the speed in which the song must be played to lure the Goombas over to their side. The player uses a small organ grinder like instrument, to play the Super Mario Bros. Theme Song, at a slow, medium, or fast tempo.


The player must turn the crank counter-clockwise on the organ grinder, using the Stylus, at the speed shown in the intro to attract giant Goombas to the player's side of the field.

If the song is played at the wrong speed, clear notes will come out of the music player, but colored notes will play if the player has played it at the correct speed. If the Goombas hear the tune played at the right speed, they will start wandering towards the player that is playing at the right speed. The game ends after 30 seconds or when all Goombas on the field have chosen a side. The player that lured the most Goombas to their side wins, and if no players had any Goombas or if they have the same amount of Goombas in the Duel variant, the game ends in a tie.


  • Stylus – Turn the crank

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Listen to the tempo of the intro tune, then turn the crank to re-create that speed as closely as possible. The better you do, the more Goombas you'll lure."
  • Tips"Your music box will emit colorful notes when you're cranking at the perfect speed."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きてきてクリボー
Kite kite Kuribō
Come and come, Goombas
French L'Appel de la Futaie "Call of the High Forest", from L'Appel de la forêt
German Die Leier lockt The Lyre lures
Italian Richiamo per Goomba Goomba Call
Korean 모여라 굼바!
Moyeora Gumba!
Come together, Goombas!
Spanish La llamada del Goomba The Call of the Goomba