Goomba Spotting

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Goomba Spotting
MP9 4-Player Goomba Spotting.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All mini-game
Music Think About It

Goomba Spotting is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The gameplay here is similar to Roll Call from Mario Party 2. Like Goomba Village, it 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 will sometimes be 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. 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.

In-game text[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."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Press A Button once for each Goomba you count."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カウントクリボー
Kaunto Kuribō
Count Goomba
Spanish (NOA) 1, 2, 3... Goomba! 1, 2, 3... Goomba!
Spanish (NOE) Goombas a gogó Goombas a go-go
French 1, 2, 3... Goomba! 1, 2, 3... Goomba!
German Gumba-Zählung Goomba Counting
Italian Contagoomba Goomba Counting
Chinese 數數栗寶寶
Shù shù Lì Bǎobǎo
Count the Goombas