Pool Buoy

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Not to be confused with Pool Boy.
Pool Buoy
Pool Buoy from Mario Party: Island Tour
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Time limit Aproximately 40 seconds
Music track Pleasantly Moving Along

Pool Buoy (known as Beach Ball Bedlam in British English) is one of the General minigames from Mario Party: Island Tour. The American English name is a pun on the term, "pool boy".


The players are inside beach balls in a circular swimming pool. They can move by sliding the Stylus on the ball on the bottom screen. A Lakitu keeps roaming above them throwing flag buoys for them to collect. Red buoys are worth one point, while golden buoys are worth three. The player with the most points wins the game.


American English[edit]

  • Stylus – Roll the ball to move

British English[edit]

  • Stylus – Slide the ball to move.

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesAmerican English "Race around the pool, and collect as many flag buoys as possible."
  • RulesBritish English "Collect the flags Lakitu throws."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プールでフラッグあつめ
Pūru de furaggu atsume
Collect Flags at the Pool
Dutch Lakitu's Ballenbad Lakitu's Ball Bath
French Drapeaux sur l'eau Flags on water (Pun with "Bateaux sur l'eau")
German Schwimmbad-Rolleo
Italian All'ultima boa To the last buoy
Portuguese Bolas Flutuantes Floating Balls
Russian Буря в бассейне
Burya v bacceyne
Storm at the pool. "Буря" is a pun on "буй" (buoy).
Spanish ¡Balones al agua! Balls In the Water!