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.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Fighting Spirit (named "Determined Heart" in Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

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

Gameplay[edit]

In this game, players have to create snowballs and try to knock each other off a frozen summit by using snowballs. The player can build a snowball, yet they are vulnerable to other player's 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.

Controls[edit]

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

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!"

Gallery[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 Boulets de neige SnowDrag (Pun with Snowball and Drag)
German Lawinen-Schlawiner Avalanche Rascals
Italian Palle di neve Snowballs
Portuguese Ora, Bolas "Duh, Balls" or "Oh no, Balls".
Pun on "ora bolas", an interjection for discontentment.
Spanish Bolas de Nieve Snowballs

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Snowball Summit. Page 39 of volume 28 of 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.