Tumble Temple

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Not to be confused with Tumblin' Temple.
Tumble Temple
Tumble Temple
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Hurry Up!
Music sample

Tumble Temple is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9.


Lava spouts from behind the players as they run onscreen.


Players must dodge big and small Spiked Balls as they fall through a field of pegs, which switch on and off as time passes. Any player hit by a Spiked Ball is eliminated. Players cannot fall into the lava. As time goes on, the frequency of all Spiked Balls increases. After 30 seconds, the two spiky pillars begin to spin, increasing the speed of any Spiked Balls that touch them. The last player remaining, or any players remaining after 60 seconds, wins.

This minigame also exists as a Reverse Minigame. The objective is for the players to try to be first to hit a Spiked Ball.

Additionally, this minigame appears in Perspective Mode as the first minigame played.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (Normal) – "Dodge the Spiked Balls as they roll down the ramp. Be the last player standing to win!"
  • Rules (Reverse) – "Be the first player to get smashed by the Spiked Balls that roll down the ramp."
  • 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 トゲトゲピンボール
Togetoge Pinbōru
Spiked Pinball
Chinese 刺刺彈珠台
Cì cì dàn zhū tái
Spiky Pinball
French Roulez boulets ! Litterally "Roll balls!". Pun with roulé-boulé (a body roll performed to cushion a fall) which is pronounced the same way
German Kugelhagel Ball Rain
Italian Il tempio delle palle chiodate Spiked balls temple
Spanish (NOA) El templo Malpico Same as NOE Spanish name (pico is a synonym of pincho)
Spanish (NOE) El templo malpincho Literally "The Bad-spike Temple", a pun on maldito (cursed), The Cursed-Spike Temple.