Pit Boss

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Pit Boss
Pit Boss from Mario Party 6
Pit Boss in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 6
Mario Party Superstars
Type Bowser minigame (Mario Party 6 and Mario Party Superstars)
4-Player minigame (Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Gaming with Bowser
Music sample
Mario Party 6:

Mario Party Superstars:

Pit Boss is a Bowser minigame in Mario Party 6 and Mario Party Superstars. Its name comes from the eponymous term, which is a person who supervises all the other employees in a casino.


The minigame starts with all players in a pit. Suddenly, Bowser appears and throws a spike sphere into it, and players have to avoid it. If the sphere crashes into one of the players, that player is eliminated and is put in a cage. Eventually, the spike sphere loses speed and stops. Bowser, infuriated, throws two more spike spheres into the pit. These new spheres hit the first one and cause it to start rolling again, and gameplay continues as before. Any player who survives until all the spike spheres stop moving wins. If everyone is eliminated, a tie occurs.

In Mario Party Superstars, during Free Play, this minigame is treated as a 4-Player minigame; as such, it immediately ends when there is one player left standing. However, a tie occurs if the remaining players are eliminated at the same time.


Mario Party 6[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 6[edit]

  • Rules – "Dodge Bowser's rolling spike spheres!"
  • Advice – "Bowser will throw three spike spheres into the arena. Avoid them as long as you can to win!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Dodge Bowser's rolling spike spheres at all costs!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てっきゅうでガッハッハ!
Tekkyū de gahhahha!
Gwahaha Iron Balls! (ガッハッハ is a sound associated with Bowser's laughter, and appears in all of Bowser's minigames in this game.)

Dutch De stekelput
The prickle pit
French Boules Piquantes
Prickly Balls
German Grube des Schreckens
Pit of Terrors
Italian Arena Spaghetto (Mario Party 6)
Arena spinosa (Mario Party Superstars)
Fright Arena
Prickly arena
Korean 철퇴를 던지는 대마왕
Cheoltoereul Deonjineun Daemawang
Great Devil Throwing Maces

Portuguese Espinhoso Chefão
Spiky Boss (pun on the Brazilian title of the movie "The Godfather", O Poderoso Chefão).
Russian Царь ямы
Tsar' yamy
King of The Pit

Spanish Malas intenciones
Bad Intentions