Shell Soccer

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Shell Soccer
Shell Soccer
Shell Soccer in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party Superstars
Type Extra minigame (Mario Party 9)
Sports & Puzzles minigame (Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Super-Duper Mario Bros.
Music sample
Mario Party 9:

Mario Party Superstars:

Shell Soccer is an extra minigame featured in Mario Party 9 and a Sports & Puzzles minigame in Mario Party Superstars. Two Party Points are awarded for playing in Mario Party 9.


The minigame first shows a view of the center of the arena, with the teams on both sides of the court doing an animation. The camera then pans toward the sun before showing the Koopa Shell in the center, then zooms out.


Players are divided into two teams of two, which can be selected after the player chooses the characters. The teams are working together in order to eliminate the rival team's seven Goombas. Players automatically "dribble" the shell by making contact with it. The player can kick the shell or pass it to their teammate by pressing One Button. If the player shoots the shell, it may ricochet off the sides of the arena. Passing or shooting also forces the player to stand still, giving rivals a chance to steal the shell, which can be done by pressing Two Button. The player can adjust the angle of their shot by holding down One Button and using +Control Pad. When the player hits a Goomba with the shell, their team receives one point per Goomba hit. The next round then begins, with the opposing team getting the shell. The first team to eliminate all seven of the rival team's Goombas wins.


The winners celebrate in the center of the arena with confetti falling on them, while the losers are seen at the back doing their fourth-place animations.


Mario Party 9[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move, One Button to shoot, and Two Button to pass or steal. If you hold down One Button, you can press +Control Pad to adjust the angle of your shot."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Pass / Tackle
  • Single Joy-Con Bottom Button – Shoot
  • Hold Control Stick + Single Joy-Con Bottom Button to Aim

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Description from Extra Mode"Split into two teams and get kicking! The first team to take out all seven of their opponents' Goombas wins!"
  • Rules 1"Be the first team to take out the other side's seven Goombas to win!"
  • Rules 2"Shells can ricochet off the walls. Use this to your advantage when aiming for your opponents' Goombas."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Split into teams of two, and get kicking! Aim the shell at the opposing team's Goombas to take them out and win!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミニミニサッカー
Mini Mini Sakkā
Mini Mini Soccer

Chinese 迷你足球
Mínǐ zúqiú
Mini Soccer

Dutch Schildbal
Shell ball
French Cara-passes
Pun on carapace (French for shell) and passes
German Panzerfußball
Shell Soccer
Italian Goombacalcio
Korean 등껍질 축구
Deungkkeopjil Chukgu
Shell Soccer

Portuguese Cascobol
From casco (shell) and the suffix -bol (forms the names of sports, which is a loanword of English compounds ending in ball).
Russian Гумбабол

Spanish Fútbol Goomba
Goomba Football


  • This is the only 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 9, despite this category not being available in the game.