|Appears in||Mario Party 7|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||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 title of the Mexican folk song "La Bamba," best known for its association with Ritchie Valens and later covered by Los Lobos.
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.
The solo player's objective is to drop Bob-ombs on the other three players and try to eliminate them. The team players' objective is to avoid the Bob-ombs and the three spiked spinners on the stage. The large conveyor belts carry boxes in different directions, and the solo player must ground-pound the switches to open the boxes and release 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. Being caught in a Bob-omb's explosion immediately eliminates that player, as does having a Bob-omb land on top of them. Players are also eliminated immediately if they make contact with a spinner. If the solo player eliminates all of their opponents within 30 seconds, the solo player wins. If at least one of the team players survives long enough, the team wins.
Solo (1 player)
- – Move
- – Jump
- → – Ground Pound
Group (3 players)
- – Move
- 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."
Names in other languages
|German||Bob-omb-ich||literally means "I'm the Bob-omb"|
|Italian||Pioggia esplosiva||Explosive rain|
- Occasionally, a Goomba is seen on one of the background conveyor belts.