Paint Misbehavin'

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Paint Misbehavin'
Wario getting hit in Paint Misbehavin' from Mario Party 8
A duel in Paint Misbehavin' in Mario Party 8
Paint Misbehavin' from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 8
Mario Party Superstars
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Friendly Competition
Music sample
Mario Party 8:

Mario Party Superstars:
“Shoot Goombas to paint them your team color. Wow, Waluigi! I didn't know you were such an artist! Magnificent work! Hands up if you also like to paint!”
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Paint Misbehavin' is a 2-vs.-2 and Duel minigame in Mario Party 8 and a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party Superstars. Its name is a pun on the title of the song "Ain't Misbehavin'."


The players are shown standing on a gigantic desk with art materials. A group of Goombas on a stack of books comes toward them as they hop into their paintball machines, and the game starts.


Each team or player competes to paint the eleven Goombas roaming around the square stage in their color by shooting paintballs at them. Goombas can be "repainted" if hit by a different-colored paintball. The paintball machines are restricted to opposite sides of the stage, and teammates cannot move past each other. Hitting opponents with paintballs stuns them briefly. The team or player that has more Goombas painted in their color when time runs out wins. A tie can occur only if an even number of Goombas is painted.

In Mario Party Superstars, a "score" sound plays each time a Goomba is hit. Characters also cheer whenever they hit a Goomba.


The results in Paint Misbehavin' in Mario Party 8
Toad is seen shooting Wario after winning.

On the stage, the winning character(s) celebrate(s) as they walk back to the paintball machine(s), while the losing player(s) groan(s) before they run around to avoid being shot at by the winning player(s). If the minigame ends in a tie, all characters will do their losing animations.


Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • Two Button – Shoot paint

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Up and Down) – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Shoot Paint

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Rules (2-vs.-2)"Work with your teammate to paint more Goombas your team color than your rivals."
  • Rules (Duel)"Move around the board to paint more Goombas in your color than your rival in 30 seconds!"
  • Hint"It's not over until it's over! Keep on shooting paint until the bitter end!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Shoot Goombas to paint them your team color."


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ペイントクリボー
Peinto kuribō
Paint Goomba
Dutch Splatoomba Portmanteau of "Splatoon" and "Goomba"
French Goombas et Couleurs Goombas and Colors
German Gumbas in Farbe Goombas in Full Color
Italian Il Colore dei Goomba The Goombas' Color
Korean 페인트 굼바
Peinteu Gumba
Paint Goomba
Portuguese Goomba a Cores Goomba in Color
Russian Красочный беспорядок
Krasochnyj besporyadok
Colorful mess
Spanish Goombasso Portmanteau of "Goomba" and "Picasso"


  • In Mario Party Superstars, this is the only minigame whose ending can be skipped.
    • Also in Superstars, if a tie occurs in this minigame, the fanfare does not play the infinite loop section of the song, unlike in Winner or Dinner.


  1. ^ Play Nintendo (April 16, 2022). Mario Party Superstars 🎉🤣 LAUGH Till You POP | @Play Nintendo. YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2022.