La Bomba

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La Bomba
Wario in La Bomba from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Keep It Up
Music sample

La Bomba is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is Italian and 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)[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."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おとしてボムへい
Otoshite Bomuhei
Drop Bob-ombs

French La Bomba
German Bob-omb-ich
literally means "I'm the Bob-omb"
Italian Pioggia esplosiva
Explosive rain
Spanish Bombazos


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