Goomba Bowling

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Goomba Bowling
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Free-for-All mini-game version
Extra Mode version
Top100GoombaBowling.pngMario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Free-for-all mini-game
Extra mini-game
Time limit 15 seconds per turn

Goomba Bowling is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9, and returns in the minigame compilation game Mario Party: The Top 100. A full version is available in Extra Mode, which awards players five Party Points when finished.


The camera, starting at the fortress, backs up toward the players showing the Goombas lined up.


Before the game starts, a "spinning" arrow determines who goes first.

Using a Red Shell, players try to knock as many Goombas over with one throw as they can. Goombas move side to side as the player throws, requiring the players to time their shots carefully. Hitting every Goomba will earn a player a perfect score of 20 points. Getting this will earn the player a special "Strike!" message. For each shot, players have 15 seconds.

The Extra Mode version of the minigame consists of five frames for each player. Each player gets two tries to take out all 20 Goombas for each frame, and the player with the most points after the fifth frame is the winner. Players can earn bonus points if all the Goombas are taken out; a "Strike" awards 20 points, while a "Spare" awards 10 points. Players can achieve a perfect score of 200, if they manage to get a "Strike" on every frame.


Mario Party 9[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Press A Button to switch between your position and your angle. Press +Control Pad to adjust the two. Swing the Wii Remote while holding B Button to throw the shell."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left / Right: Adjust angle
  • +Control Pad Left / Right: Adjust position
  • A Button: Throw shell

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Description from Extra Mode – "Bowl your shell, and try to topple as many Goombas as you can. Get the most points after five frames to win!
  • Rules"Throw the shell down the lane to topple as many Goombas as you can! Each player gets two shells per frame. The player with the highest score after five frames wins!"
  • Rules 2 – "Topple all the Goombas with your first throw to get a strike. Take out any remaining Goombas with your second throw to get a spare. Both strikes and spares award extra points."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Knock out as many Goombas with one shell toss as possible!"
  • On-screen"Aim your throw to knock out lots of Goombas!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリボーボウリング
Goomba Bowling
Spanish Bolos Goomba Goomba Bowling
French (NOA) Quilles Goomba Goomba Bowling
French (NOE) Bowling Goomba Goomba Bowling
Dutch Goomba-kegelen Goomba Bowling
German Gumbowling Goombowling
Italian Goombowling Goombowling
Chinese 栗寶寶保齡球
Lì Bǎobǎo bǎolíngqiú
Goomba Bowling

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