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Artwork of Tumble from Mario Party 3
Species Die
First appearance Mario Party 3 (2000)
Latest appearance Mario Party: The Top 100 (cameo) (2017)
“I'm Tumble. From here on out, I'll be your guide.”
Tumble, Mario Party 3

Tumble is a "magical die" that the fake Millennium Star brought to life,[1] replacing Toad as the host of Mario Party 3. He is stout, wears white gloves and red shoes, and has a die on his head, as well as having only hands and feet. His named is derived from how dice tumble after being tossed.

In addition to explaining minigames and controls and getting a Battle Royal or Duel Board started, Tumble will also show the players the new location of the Millennium Star each time it is moved. He (along with the fake Millennium Star himself) also gives out Star Stamps whenever a player has won at a board.

At the end of the game, the top of Tumble's dice cap opens to reveal the real Millennium Star. After the credits, a blue die is shown landing near a "Mario Party" board game, implying he had returned to his original form.

Tumble reappears as the host of the Shroom City mode in Mario Party Advance. He is also said to be one of Shroom City's guides; he kept this role by the end of the game (which describes him as a "beloved Shroom guide"). Tumble can appear by landing on a Mushroom Space, and he gives the player two mushrooms if they win the minigame.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Manual bio: "A magical die brought to life by the Millennium Star, he's the players' guide and helper.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Tumble: "The Millennium Star's power infused life into this humble die. He now acts as a guide to the partygoers."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コロ
From「ころころ」(koro-koro, onomatopoeia for rolling) or a clipping of「賽子」(saikoro, dice)

French Tumble
German Purzel
Clipping of "Purzelbaum" (colloquialism for "somersault")
Italian Tumble[2]
Dadì (Mario Party Advance and The Top 100)
From "dado" (dice)
Spanish Tumble


  1. ^ Mario Party 3 North American instruction manual, page 8.
  2. ^ Mario Party 3, European manual pag. 124