Goomba Wrangler

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Goomba Wrangler
Goomba Wrangler from Mario Party DS
4-Player minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 20 seconds
Music track Another Crazy Match
Music sample

Goomba Wrangler is a 4-Player and Duel minigame that appears in Mario Party DS.


Players must collect Goombas that wander on the field by drawing a complete circle around them with the stylus. Regular Goombas are worth one point, while Golden Goombas are worth three points. Players have to avoid collecting Bob-ombs that can destroy half of their already collected Goombas, thus deducting half of their points. Golden Goombas appear only during the last five seconds. The player with the most points after 20 seconds are up is declared the winner.


  • Stylus – Draw circles

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules – "Capture Goombas by circling them. Brown Goombas are worth one point. Golden Goombas are worth three points."
  • Tips – "Don't circle Bob-ombs. If you do, you'll lose half your points."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かこんでクリボー
Kakonde Kuribō
Encircle the Goombas
French Goomba Ranger Possibly a play on Pokémon Ranger, released a year earlier and with similar encircling-based gameplay
German Gumba-Gewimmel Goomba Swarm
Italian A Prova di Cerchio Circle-Proof
Korean 굼바를 잡아라!
Gumba reul jabara!
Catch the Goombas!
Spanish Rancho de Goombas Goomba ranch


  • This minigame is very similar to the Pokémon series DS spinoffs Pokémon Ranger games, where players capture Pokémon by making circles around them with the stylus. Its French name seems to be a direct reference to this series.
  • When the minigame ends, the flowers that bloom are the color of the winning player(s).