Thwomper Room

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Thwomper Room
Mario Party 9 screenshot.
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track How Strange!
Music sample

Thwomper Room is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The name is a pun on the term "romper room" (which means "playroom").


The camera does a closeup of the two central Thwomps, which open their eyes and slam onto the floor, shocking the player characters. The camera zooms out to show the whole room, which consists of six Thwomps.


Players try to survive the falling Thwomps. Touching a Thwomp in any way results in immediate elimination. A Thwomp's eyes open just before it crashes to the floor, providing warning for the players. Players can also jump and can slow down other players by jumping on their heads. This can become a drawback, however, as the character being jumped on might jump, which causes the player above to touch a Thwomp and be eliminated. The last player remaining, or any players remaining after 30 seconds, wins.

This minigame also appears as a Reverse Minigame. This time, the first player to get taken out by a Thwomp wins.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (Normal)"Avoid the Thwomps, and be the last player standing!"
  • Rules (Reverse)"Be the first player to get squashed by a Thwomp!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to jump."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 見切ってドッスン
Mikitte Dossun
Abandon the Thwomps
Chinese 閃躲咚咚
Shǎnduǒ Dōng Dōng
Dodge the Thwomps
French (NOA) Ka-Bang, ka-bang! Thwomp, thwomp!
French (NOE) Attention la tête Watch your head
German Steinblockschlag Thwomp Fall
Italian Si salvi chi Twomp From "Si salvi chi può" (run for your life)
Spanish (NOA) Tensión Picuda Peaked Tension
Spanish (NOE) Tensión Picuda A pun on Roca Picuda (Thwomps' Spanish (NOE) name) and Tensión (tension)