La Bomba

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La Bomba
La Bomba MP7.png
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Keep It Up

La Bomba is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is Spanish for "the bomb"; it is also a pun on the Mexican folk song "La Bamba", best known for its association with Ritchie Valens, one of its most noted performers.


Introduction[edit]

The game takes place in a Bob-omb shipping factory. The solo player stands on a conveyor belt and ground-pounds above one of the attached boxes, dropping a Bob-omb into the team players' area below.

Gameplay[edit]

The solo character's objective is to drop Bob-ombs on the other three players and try to eliminate them. The large conveyor belts carry boxes in different directions, and ground-pounding the switches opens the boxes and releases the Bob-ombs inside. The gray boxes hold only one Bob-omb, the green boxes hold two, and the red boxes hold four; the Bob-ombs either walk in place or actively chase one of the team players.

The team players' objective is to avoid being eliminated by the Bob-ombs and the three spiked spinners on the stage. Making contact with a spinner will immediately eliminate that player, as will being caught in a Bob-omb's explosion; players are also eliminated immediately if a Bob-omb lands on top of them.

If the solo player eliminates all of their opponents within 30 seconds, they win. If at least one of the team's players survives long enough, their team wins.

Controls[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button A Button – Ground Pound

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player Ground Pounds to drop Bob-ombs while the other 3 flee."
  • Advice"The brightly colored crates hold more Bob-ombs than the small gray ones."

Trivia[edit]

  • Occasionally, a Goomba will be seen on one of the background conveyor belts.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おとしてボムへい
Otoshite Bomuhei
Drop Bob-ombs
Spanish Bombazos Explosions
French La Bomba -
German Bob-omb-ich -
Italian Pioggia esplosiva Explosive rain