Hot Bob-omb

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Hot Bob-omb
Hot Bob-omb
Hot Bob-omb
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Type 4-Player mini-game (Mario Party)
Battle mini-game (Mario Party 2)
Music track Taking Coins (Mario Party)
Going for the Coins (Mario Party 2)
Music sample
Mario Party:

Mario Party 2:

Hot Bob-omb is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party and a Battle minigame in Mario Party 2 (where it is stylized as Hot BOB-OMB). This minigame is played similarly to the real-world game hot potato, on which the minigame's name is a pun.


Players toss a lit Bob-omb. In Mario Party 2, if one of the players does not catch the Bob-omb on time, that player slows down for a moment and the Bob-omb may explode if it is on the verge of doing so. If a player is holding the Bob-omb when it explodes, they are eliminated from the minigame. The Bob-omb explodes after about 30 seconds in Mario Party and after about 15 seconds in Mario Party 2.

In Mario Party, the minigame ends after one player loses, and that player must give five Coins to each other player, while in Mario Party 2, the minigame keeps on going until there is one player left standing.

The minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 300 Coins when it is available for purchase in Mario Party.


Mario Party[edit]

  • Control Stick – Choose direction
  • A Button – Pass Bob-omb

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Pass direction
  • A Button – Throw Bob-omb
  • B Button – Catch Bob-omb

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"The Bob-omb has come. Pass it to somebody with A Button before it explodes."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Pass the Bob-omb to someone else before it explodes. Clear the game by not holding it when it explodes."
  • Advice"The Bob-omb gets bigger and bigger as it is about to explode."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Don't let the Bob-omb blow up in your hands or you're out. The last one standing is the winner."
  • Advice"If you don't press the B Button Button at the right moment, you'll drop the Bob-omb! If you catch it, you can pass it off right away!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいわたし
Bomuhei watashi
Isoge! Bomuhei watashi
Bob-omb Handoff (Mario Party)
Quickly! Bob-omb Handoff (Mario Party 2)
French Gare à Bob-omb!
Beware Bob-omb! (Mario Party)
Bob-BRUTAL (Mario Party 2}
German Explosiver Bob-Omb Explosive Bob-omb
Italian Bob-omba bollente Hot Bob-omb
Spanish Bob-omb Caliente! Hot Bob-omb!


  • The Mario Party version of this minigame appears to be set on the same stage as Bash 'n' Cash and Grab Bag, except that a metal cage is placed all around the pit, possibly to prevent the Bob-omb from going out of bounds, or so that the players do not try escaping.
  • This is one of two minigames in the original Mario Party to feature losing text, the other being Hot Rope Jump.