Dodge Bomb

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Dodge Bomb
Mario Party 5 Dodge Bomb.png
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 4-player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Rolling About

Dodge Bomb is a 4-player minigame in Mario Party 5. Its name and gameplay comes from the real world sport of Dodgeball.


Official art of Luigi avoiding Bob-Ombs in Dodge Bomb.

The player picks up a Bob-omb standing in from of them, then throws it into the center of the town square.


The goal of the game is to pick up and throw Bob-ombs at the opposing players, while trying to avoid getting hit by Bob-ombs that are thrown by the others.

After a while, the Bob-ombs currently in the square light up red, designating that they are about to explode. As time passes, more and more Bob-ombs emerge from the houses surrounding the area. The last player standing wins. However, if there is no winner in one minute, or the last two players are eliminated at the same time, the minigame ends with a draw.


The winning player performs their victory animation where they are, and any Bob-ombs left on the screen explode. If the minigame ends in a draw, the remaining Bob-ombs will stay on the screen, not exploding.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Grab/Throw Bob-ombs

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Pick up and throw Bob-ombs at your opponents while avoiding the ones being thrown at you. The last one standing wins."
  • Advice"The Bob-ombs will flash red just before they explode. Stay away from any flashing Bob-ombs!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぶつけろボムへい
Butsukero Bomuhei
Hit the Bomb Soldiers (Bob-ombs)
Spanish Lanza los Bob-ombs Throws Bob-ombs
French Bob-omb Party -
German Bob-omb-Bomber -
Italian Acchiapa Bob-omba Bob-omb Catch