Shell Smash (minigame)

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Shell Smash
The minigame Shell Smash.
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
Type Mario's minigame
Music sample

Shell Smash is one of Mario's minigames found in Super Mario 64 DS.


The rules of the minigame consist of shooting a Green Shell against the Red Shells to gain points. As the shells hit each other, the player initially earns 10 points for the first hit. Subsequent hits in the same turn are worth 10 more points each time, up to a maximum of 240 from the 24th hit. The points earned are multiplied by 10 if two Green Shells collide, allowing a maximum of 2,400 points to be earned from one hit. A turn ends when all of the shells have come to a complete stop, allowing the next shell to be fired but resetting the score combo. Once the player has shot all five Green Shells, the minigame ends and the results are shown.

This minigame is similar to Shuffle Shell, which also involves sliding Koopa shells.

In-game instructions[edit]

Hit Koopa shells together to score points. Hit many in a row for even more points. Score even higher points by smashing green shells together.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese れんぞくこうらあて
Renzoku Kōra ate
Shell Smash Chaining

Chinese 撞龟壳
Zhuàng Guīké
Bump the Shells

French Lancer de carapaces
Launching shells
German Panzerknaller
Shell Blast
Italian Koopascontro
Koopa clash
Spanish Chocakoopa
From chocar (crash), and Koopa