Sort or 'Splode

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Sort or 'Splode
Sort or 'Splode
The minigame in Super Mario 64 DS
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Type Mario's minigame (Super Mario 64 DS)
Variety minigame (New Super Mario Bros.)
Music sample

Sort or 'Splode is one of Mario's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a Variety minigame in New Super Mario Bros.


In the minigame, the player must use the stylus to place the Bob-ombs that appear in their correct sections. Bob-omb Buddies go in the red section, and normal Bob-ombs go in the black section. As the minigame goes on, more and more Bob-ombs appear and more frequently. If a Bob-omb is left unsorted for a while, it explodes, immediately ending the minigame; the player's score is then tallied, being how many Bob-ombs were sorted. Additionally, if a Bob-omb is put into the incorrect section, it also explodes, detonating the rest of the Bob-ombs in that section as well, ending the minigame and tallying only the Bob-ombs from the other section. Once 40 Bob-ombs of one color are placed in their section, the minigame pauses for a moment; the section is emptied and the 40 Bob-ombs are tallied up before the minigame resumes.

The background in-game is different in New Super Mario Bros.; metal flooring is used, but a blue laminated floor is used in Super Mario 64 DS.

Bob-omb Sudden Death is a two-player version of this minigame.

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Super Mario 64 DS: "Guide Bob-ombs to the black carpet and Bob-omb Buddies to the red carpet. If you bring in a wrong-colored Bob-omb, it will blow up!"
  • New Super Mario Bros.: "Guide black Bob-ombs to the black carpet and red Bob-ombs to the red carpet. If you bring in the wrong Bob-omb, it will explode, and that's no good!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいをわけろ!
Bomuhei o wakero!
Sort Bob-ombs!
Chinese 炸弹兵回营
Zhàdànbīng Huíyíng
Bob-ombs back-to-base
French Tri explosif Explosive selection
German Zum Explodieren! To Explode! (there is no real translation for this)
Likely to be a variation of "Zum Schießen!" ("You crack me up!") that would translate to "You blow me up!"
Italian Separa o salta in aria Separate or jump into the air
Korean 폭탄병을 나눠라!
Poktanbyeong eul nanwora!
Split Bob-ombs!
Spanish Divide y vencerás Divide and Conquer