Goomba to Maneuver

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Goomba to Maneuver
Goomba to Maneuver
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Time limit N/A
Music track Let's Keep Going

Goomba to Maneuver (Tour and Simple in the British English version) is a General minigame from Mario Party: Island Tour. The American name is a pun on the phrase "room to maneuver," while the British name is a pun on the phrase "pure and simple."


The player is seen coming in from the bottom of the top screen holding a flag with their color, and ten Goombas are seen following their steps. The minigame then begins.


The player must direct their ten Goombas to the end of a course filled with thorny flowers. The Touch Screen displays the number of Goombas each player currently has. If a Goomba touches one of the thorny flowers, it will disappear; if any Goombas were behind the one that disappeared, they will speed up to catch-up. If the player touches any of the flowers, they will be stunned and sent backwards, though they do not lose a point. As they progress along the course, more flowers and ones larger in size appear. If at anytime the player loses all their Goombas, their game ends automatically, and they receive 4th place. The player who has the most Goombas after all four reach the finish line wins.


When a player reaches the goal or loses all their Goombas, the word "Finish!" will be given to them, though they must wait until everyone finishes. This is the only minigame in which "Finish!" is given independently for each player, rather than for all players.

Once all four players reach the goal, the screen fades to black then to the scene where all characters are shown. Any player with the most Goombas does a success animation, and any player with the fewest Goombas does a failure animation; although multiple characters can do their failure animations if they tie for last place, they are not placed 4th unless at least two players lose all their Goombas.

If no one is able to lead any Goombas to the finish, the minigame ends in a tie, although the victory music still plays.


  • Circle Pad left or right – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesAmerican English "Avoid the obstacles, and lead as many Goombas to the finish line as possible."
  • RulesBritish English "Get as many Goombas to the finish line as possible without leading them into the thorny flowers."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリボーをつれてって
Kuribō o tsurete tte
Take a Goomba

Dutch Goomba-gids
Goomba Guide
French (NOA) Défilé Goomba
French (NOE) À la queue leu leu
In single file
German Gumba-Polonaise
Goomba Polonaise
Italian Fila goombiana
Goomba'd queue
Portuguese Em Fila Indiana
In Single Queue
Russian Проворный проводник
Provorniy provodnik
Agile guide

Spanish (NOA) ¡Sigan al líder!
Follow the Leader!
Spanish (NOE) En fila Goomba
In a Goomba line (pun on "en fila india", meaning "in a single line")