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 minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Play Nicely, Everyone
Music sample

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."


The intro tells the player the speed at 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 Ground Theme from Super Mario Bros. at a slow, medium, or fast tempo.


Duel mode for Call of the Goomba in Mario Party DS
Duel minigame version

The player must use Stylus to turn the crank on the organ grinder counterclockwise 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 come out of the music player, but colored notes play if the player has played the song at the correct speed. If the Goombas hear the tune played at the right speed, they start wandering towards the player that is playing at the right speed. There are 50 Goombas. The minigame 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. If no players had any Goombas or if they have the same number of Goombas in the Duel variant, the minigame 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


  • The music box from this minigame has a speaker that cannot be seen during normal gameplay.