- This article is about the minigame in Mario Party 9. For the obstacle in the Mario Golf series, see Bunker.
|Appears in||Mario Party 9|
|Type||Bowser Jr. minigame|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||Bowser Jr. Battle 5|
Bowser Jr. stands in the top right corner of the field. Both players ground-pound, and Bowser Jr. narrowly escapes as the block he was standing on disappears. He then taunts the players from his new square.
The pair must try to force Bowser Jr. to fall by removing the square he is standing on. To do so, the players must ground-pound switches simultaneously. One player can highlight rows, and the other player can highlight columns. The sand block where a glowed row and column intersect disappears. However, if a player is not well aligned with the switch for the row or column, it is not highlighted. A square stops being highlighted after one second. Bowser Jr. can be trapped and made easier to remove by eliminating all of the squares around the one he is standing on. If the players fail to drop Bowser Jr. within 30 seconds, he is victorious.
If the players are victorious, Bowser Jr. struggles in midair for a second before screaming and falling, then the players strike their victory poses. Otherwise, Bowser Jr. strikes his victory pose and laughs.
- Rules – "Drop Bowser Jr.! Ground-pound a switch to highlight a row of blocks. Do it at the same time as your teammate to make a block disappear where your two rows intersect."
- Controls – "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press to move, to jump, and while jumping to perform a ground pound."
Names in other languages
Sabaku no Otoshiana
|French||Sables croulants||Pun with sables mouvants (quicksand) and croulant (crumbling)|
|German||Sandtreibjagd||Sand Traction Hunt|
|Italian||Sabbie cadenti||Falling Sands (pun on "Falling stars")|
|Spanish||Trágame, tierra||Swallow Me, Ground (expression meaning "I wish I was dead!")|