Snowball Summit

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Snowball Summit
Snowball Summit: Settled on top of the snow peak, players are knocking each other off the place by rolling snowballs into snow boulders. From Mario Party 3.
Snowball Summit from Mario Party: The Top 100
Snowball Summit from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Fighting Spirit / Determined Heart (remakes)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Snowball Summit is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 3, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


In this minigame, players have to create snowballs and try to knock each other off a frozen summit by using snowballs. A player can build a snowball, yet they are vulnerable to other players' snowballs, as it takes time to make one. Once done, the player is able to move the snowball around, and the more time it spends rolling, the greater the size of the snowball. Any contact sends players flying depending on the size of the snowball. Players can also fire a snowball to reach rivals far away without having to cross the entire battlefield. When two snowballs meet, though, they cancel each other out, no matter if one is fired or being built. In Mario Party 3, if two or more players are still on the summit when the time runs out, the minigame is considered a draw, though in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, any players remaining on the summit when time expires win.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move / Push snowball
  • A Button – Release snowball
  • B Button (Repeatedly) – Build snowball

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Mash B Button: Make snowball
  • A Button: Throw snowball
  • Circle Pad: Move / Roll snowball

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Mash Single Joy-Con Bottom Button to Make Snowball
  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Push Snowball

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules"Press B Button repeatedly to build a snowball. Roll it around to make it bigger, then press A Button to roll it at your rivals."
  • Advice"Bigger snowballs will knock your opponents farther, but as your snowball grows, it rolls more slowly."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Roll up a big snowball to push out your rivals!"
  • On-screen"Make a snowball to push out your rivals!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Roll up a big snowball to push out your rivals!"

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Snowball Summit. Page 39 of volume 28 of Super Mario-kun.
Snowball Summit in Super Mario-kun

Snowball Summit also appears in volume 28 of Super Mario-kun. Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and Wario are involved in this minigame. Yoshi makes a snowman, but Mario rolls a snowball and pushes him off the mountain just like in the game. Bowser, however, interrupts them by summoning a snowstorm by stomping on a cloud. Bowser then knocks all characters off except for Mario, who latches on the cliff by using his nose. Bowser calls for help, but his two Goomba minions are sleeping. A fight between Mario and Bowser ensues, and Bowser begins by creating a huge snowball. This is a trick, however, as the two Goombas are shown pumping the snowball, revealing that the snowball is just an inflated decoy. Yoshi explodes it by poking it with a spear. Mario then pokes from the snow, being okay.


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆきだまゴロゴロ
Yukidama gorogoro
Snowball Rolling
Dutch Eenzaam aan de top Lonely at the top
French (NOA) Mont boule de neige Snowball mountain
French (NOE) Boulets de neige SnowDrag (Pun with Snowball and Drag)
German Lawinen-Schlawiner Avalanche Rascals
Italian Palle di neve Snowballs
Korean 데굴데굴 눈덩이
Deguldegul Nundeong-i
Rolling Snowball
Portuguese Ora, Bolas "Duh, Balls" or "Oh no, Balls".
Pun on "ora bolas", an interjection for discontentment.
Russian Снежковая вершина
Snezhkovaya vershina
Snowball summit
Spanish Bolas de Nieve Snowballs