Shorty Scorers

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Shorty Scorers
Gameplay of Shorty Scorers in Mario Party DS.
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 45 seconds
Music track Into the Fairy Tale
Music sample

Shorty Scorers is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party DS.


The minigame is very similar to handball. At the start of each point, the ball is dropped at the center of the field. One player can then grab it and proceed to bring it to the goal. The player can also pass the ball to their teammate. A player on the other team can punch the player who has the ball to get it away from them. At the goal, there is a cardboard cutout of a Goomba serving as the goalkeeper. If the ball gets past the Goomba, a point is scored. The team with the higher score after 45 seconds wins. If both teams have the same score at the end of the minigame, it results in a tie.

This minigame does not appear in the Simple Set.


The winners are seen in the front, doing their victory dances, with the losers behind them. If a tie occurs, all four players display their losing animations.


  • +Control Pad – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • B Button – Punch/Shoot
  • Y Button – Pass

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Work with your partner to get as many balls into the other team's goal as possible. The goalkeepers move left and right automatically."
  • Tips"You can punch other players to get the ball away from them. And they can do the same to you!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese けっせん!ハンドボール
Kessen! Handobōru
Play-off! Handball

French Handball Brutal
Brutal Handball
German Handball-Hektik
Handball Hustle
Italian Pallamanrovescio
Backhander Ball
Korean 결전! 핸드볼
Gyeoljeon! Haendeubol
Play-off! Handball

Spanish Manobol
Handball (not to be confused with the real sport whose name in Spanish is balonmano)