Deck Dry Bones

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Deck Dry Bones
Deck Dry Bones
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Time limit 5 seconds per round
Music track Tough Enemy
Now You've Done It!
Music sample
First phase:

Second phase:

Deck Dry Bones is a boss minigame in Mario Party 9. It is the mid-boss battle against Dry Bones of Boo's Horror Castle.


The players are standing on a rock platform, facing a smaller one with the disassembled Dry Bones lying on it. After a moment, Dry Bones assembles himself and jumps into the air, laughing at the players. Several cards then appear onscreen.


Each card has a color and shape on its back. The players must memorize which card has which figure. After the cards flip over, Dry Bones lands on one of the platforms, and the players must pick one of the cards whose shape matches the platform Dry Bones is standing on. If the players choose correctly, Dry Bones will be damaged, and the players will be rewarded with three points. If the players choose a Dry Bones card or do not choose any cards at all, Dry Bones will toss a bone at them, causing them to lose one point. Picking a card that does not match in figure causes nothing to happen. As Dry Bones loses health, more cards appear, along with more colors and shapes to choose from. When Dry Bones is at half health, he stomps around in anger. After the cards are flipped over, Dry Bones runs across a row or column of cards and shuffles those cards. The player or players who land the final attack earn an additional three points, and the player with the most points wins.


Dry Bones breaks apart and vanishes, revealing Mini Stars in Party Mode and Solo Mode.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Watch the cards. After they flip over, try to choose a card that matches the image of the platform Dry Bones is standing on."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Point at the card you want to select, and press A Button to confirm."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カロンのおぼえてカードバトル
Karon no Oboete Kādo Batoru
Dry Bones' Memory Card Battle
Chinese 碎碎龜的記憶翻牌戰
Suì Suì Guī de jìyì fān pái zhàn
Dry Bones' Memory Card Battle
French (NOA) Skelex à la pige Dry Bones Freelance
French (NOE) Mauvaise donne pour Skelerex Bad deal for Dry Bones
German Knochentrockens Kartentricks Dry Bones Card Tricks
Italian Le carte di Tartosso Dry Bones' cards
Spanish Huesitos a la carta Dry Bones a la carte