Hot Shots

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This article is about information about the minigame in Mario Party DS. For information about the special move in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars and its Nintendo Switch remake, see Hot Shot. For Fire Piranha Plant's Special Shot in Mario Tennis Aces, see Special Shot § Hot Shot.
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 mode for Hot Shots in Mario Party DS
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 deducts 30 points from the player's score. 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. If everyone has the same number of points, the minigame ends in a tie.


Victorious characters perform their winning poses on a giant golden arrow coin, while losers do losing poses on the green grass.

As with other minigames with a record system, if everyone gets the same score while breaking the current record, it counts as a new record even though no one won, as the screen says "Tie" after the "New Record" fanfare.


  • 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