Dust Buddies (Super Mario Party)

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Dust Buddies
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 1 vs. 3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds

Dust Buddies is a 1 vs. 3 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. Its name is shared with an earlier 4-player and duel minigame from Mario Party DS. The name is a pun on the term "dust bunnies"


The minigame is set in a dusty room. Both the solo player and the rivals have thirty seconds to use their respective vacuum cleaners to vacuum up all of the dust in the room. Once all of the dust is vacuumed or after time is up, two vacuum bags – one for the solo player and one for the rivals – fall down to indicate how much dust each vacuumed, and the group with the most dust vacuumed wins.

On the Challenge Road, this is the eighth challenge of Shell Street and the eighth challenge overall. For the normal challenge, the player plays as the solo and must beat the rival team, while in the Master Challenge the player is a member of the 3-player team and must beat the solo player.


Control Stick – Move

In-game description[edit]

  • "Vacuum up the most dust!"
  • "Players on the defending team should talk among themselves about which direction to go!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バキュームクリーナー
Bakyūmu kurīnā
Vacuum Cleaners
Spanish (NOA) Ni rastro del polvo No trace of dust
Spanish (NOE) Ni una mota de polvo Not even a speck of dust
French De grandes aspirations Big aspirating (Expression meaning "Having high aspirations")
Dutch De grote schoonmaak The great clean
German Saubere Arbeit Cleaning Job
Italian Gara di aspirapolveri Vacuum cleaner race
Korean 진공청소기
Vacuum Cleaner
Chinese 吸塵器 Vacuum Cleaner