Dry Bowser's Brain Bonk

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Dry Bowser's Brain Bonk
Dry Bowser's Brain Bonk from Mario Party: Island Tour
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type Boss minigame
Music track Battle with Dry Bowser
Dry Bowser is mad!

Dry Bowser's Brain Bonk (known as Dry Bowser's Bone Bash in the British English version) is a boss minigame in Mario Party: Island Tour. It is first played and unlocked on Floor 25 in Bowser's Tower.


Dry Bowser drops onto his platform, then proceeds to roar, in a very similar manner to how Bowser does in the introduction to Bowser's Peculiar Peak.


The player is given three seconds to memorize a pattern of three buttons shown above Dry Bowser's head. Afterwards, Dry Bowser will throw a bone at the player. The player must quickly press the appropriate buttons to hit the bone back at Dry Bowser with a hammer, which damages Dry Bowser. When Dry Bowser's health bar is half empty, Dry Bowser's button patterns will have four buttons instead of three, making it harder to remember; once Dry Bowser's down to his last hit point, the bones he throws are much larger and have five buttons. When the bone is successfully knocked back, Dry Bowser is defeated.


  • A Button, B Button, X Button, Y Button, L Button, R Button +Control Pad – Swing hammer.

In-game Text[edit]

  • RulesAmerican English Press the buttons in the correct order to send Dry Bowser's bones flying back at him.
  • RulesBritish English "Remember the buttons displayed. Press the buttons in the same order to deflect the bones."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほねクッパのおぼえて打ち返しバトル
Hone kuppa no oboete uchikaeshi batoru
Dry Bowser's Memory Counterattack Battle
Dutch Dry Bowsers Bottentennis Dry Bowser's Bone Tennis
French (NOA) La bataille d'os de Bowser Skelet Dry Bowser's Bone Battle
French (NOE) Les os de Bowser Skelet Dry Bowser's Bones
German Knochen-Bowsers Hammerball Dry Bowser's Hammer Ball
Italian Osso per osso Bone for a bone
Portuguese Ténis do Bowser Esqueleto Dry Bowser's Tennis
Spanish La mazmorra de Bowsitos Dry Bowser's Dungeon