Dust Buddies (Super Mario Party)

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

Dust Buddies is a 1-vs.-3 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. The name is a pun on the term "dust bunnies."


The solo player vacuums up some dust, and the team does the same. The minigame then starts.


The minigame is set in a dusty room. Both the solo player and the rivals have 30 seconds to use their respective vacuum cleaners to vacuum up all of the dust in the room. While the solo player has their own vacuum cleaner with a large nozzle, the team of three shares one vacuum cleaner with three hoses and small nozzles attached, thus the team must coordinate to move about 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 side with more dust vacuumed wins.

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


  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[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 Cleaner
Chinese (Simplified) 吸尘器
Vacuum Cleaner
Chinese (Traditional) 吸塵器
Vacuum Cleaner
Dutch De grote schoonmaak Bottom the house
French De grandes aspirations Big aspirating (Expression meaning "Having high aspirations")
German Saubere Arbeit Cleaning Job
Italian Gara di aspirapolveri Vacuum cleaner race
Korean 진공청소기
Vacuum Cleaner
Spanish (NOA) Ni rastro del polvo No trace of dust
Spanish (NOE) Ni una mota de polvo Not Even a Speck of Dust