Hot Shots

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Hot Shots
4-player mode for Hot Shots in Mario Party DS
4-Player minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Initial record 100 points
Music track Get Into It
Music sample

Hot Shots is a 4-Player and Duel minigame in Mario Party DS. Its name is a term used for self-assured and successful people.


Duel minigame version

The player must use the Touch Screen to aim the match at the faces of Bowser or Kamek. Shooting Bowser gives the player 100 points, and shooting Kamek gives 20 points. Toadette targets appear in this minigame, and hitting her causes the shooter to lose 30 points. The player also receives bonus points for consecutive shots without missing, shooting Toadette, or shooting an empty target. At the end, the player with the most points wins the minigame.


Victorious characters perform their winning poses on a giant golden arrow coin, while the players that lose sulk on the green grass. If no one gets any points or if both players achieve the same score in the Duel variant, then a tie occurs.

If both players get the same score in the Duel variant that breaks the current record, it counts as a new record even though neither player won, as the screen will say "Tie" after the "New Record" fanfare. This also applies to the other Duel minigames with a record system.


  • Stylus – Draw and aim

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Draw your bow with the stylus and aim for a target. Bowser is worth 100 points. Kamek is worth 20 points. You'll lose 30 points if you hit Toadette."
  • Tips"Shoot quickly, but watch out for all the Toadette targets!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まとあてクッパ
Matoate Kuppa
Aim for the Target Bowser
French Cible Éprouvante Trying Target
Pun on cible mouvante (moving target)
German Scheibchen-Schützen Slice Archers
Italian Bersaglio Grosso Heavy Target
Korean 화살 쏘기 쿠파
Hwasal ssogi Kupa
Shoot the Arrows- Bowser
Spanish Cuestión de puntería Aiming issue