Crossfire Caverns

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Crossfire Caverns
MP9 2-Player Crossfire Caverns.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Bowser Jr. mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Bowser Jr. Battle 4

Crossfire Caverns is a Bowser Jr. minigame in Mario Party 9. This minigame is similar to Lava Lobbers in Mario Party 8.


The second player fires a cannonball at Bowser Jr, who laughs as he dodges it. The camera zooms out to show the first player, then the screen splits in half.


The pair must try to hit Bowser Jr. with their cannonballs three times. Between the tracks, there are rocks, which can be destroyed with cannonballs. If Bowser Jr. ever gets too far off a player's screen, an arrow points in his direction. If a cannonball hits Bowser Jr, he loses a heart and is temporarily stunned. However, a cannonball that goes all the way across the field could hit the other player, which stuns them temporarily. If the players cannot hit Bowser Jr. three times in 30 seconds, Bowser Jr. is victorious.


If the players are successful, Bowser Jr.'s mine cart will wobble slightly before it falls off the track. If the players are unsuccessful, Bowser Jr. jumps happily in his cart and laughs.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Blast Bowser Jr. as he tries to evade you and your teammate. Score three direct hits to win!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to move your mine cart. Press Two Button to fire your cannon."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はさんでねらいうち
Hasande neraiuchi
Aim for the target
Spanish Fuego cruzado Crossfire
French Entre deux feux From the expression pris entre deux feux (caught in the crossfire)
German Kreuzfeuer-Höhle Crossfire Cave
Italian Tra due fuochi Between two fires
Chinese 夾心轟炸
Jiāxīn hōngzhà
Sandwich Bombs
「夾心」 can refer to someone caught between two people.