Goomba Spotting

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Goomba Spotting
Goomba Spotting
Mario Party 9
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party Superstars
Type Free-for-All minigame
Music track Think About It
Music sample
Mario Party 9:

Mario Party Superstars:

Goomba Spotting is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9 and Mario Party Superstars. Like Goomba Village, this is a Goomba-counting minigame.


Two Goombas run across the player's field of vision. The camera backs up and changes angle slightly.


Players try to count the number of Goombas as accurately as possible by pressing A Button for every Goomba they see. As Goombas run across the screen, they are sometimes stacked on top of each other, similar to a Pokey. Buzzy Beetles might run across the screen, making it harder to count. It is important that only Goombas are counted. After all the Goombas have run across the screen, the players have three seconds to add any more Goombas to their tallies. The player with the closest tally, or all players with the correct tally, wins.


All the Goombas are gathered in a field and jump one by one as they are counted, until all of them have been tallied.


Mario Party 9[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Press A Button once for each Goomba you count."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Count +1

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Rules"Try to accurately count the number of Goombas that run across the screen. Be careful you don't count other creatures in your tally."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Count the number of Goombas that run by. Be careful, because once you've decided on your count, you can't change it."

See also[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カウントクリボー
Kaunto Kuribō
Count Goombas
Chinese 數數栗寶寶
Shù shù Lì Bǎobǎo
Count the Goombas
Dutch Goomba-spotten Goomba spotting
French 1, 2, 3... Goomba! 1, 2, 3... Goomba!
German Gumba-Zählung Goomba Counting
Italian Contagoomba Goomba Counting
Korean 굼바를 세어라!
Gumbareul Se-eora!
Count Goombas!
Portuguese Conta Goombas Goomba Counting (pun on Conta-gotas, "eye dropper" in English)
Russian Подсчет гумб
Podschyot gumb
Spanish (NOA) 1, 2, 3... ¡Goomba! 1, 2, 3... Goomba!
Spanish (NOE) Goombas a gogó Goombas a go-go