What a Racket

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What a Racket
WhataRacket SuperMarioParty.png
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Swing for the Fences!

What a Racket is a 1-vs.-3 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. The name is a play on the term "what a racket," meaning a loud noise or clamor.


The solo player holds a giant tennis racket, while the team players each hold a smaller racket. To win the minigame, the players must rally parachuting bombs onto the other side to earn points. Only one bomb at a time can be rallied by the team players to the solo side, but the solo player can rally as many as four bombs to the team side. Once time runs out, the side with more points wins.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Swing racket

In-game description[edit]

  • Lob bombs into the rival court!
  • Use Control Stick to control your character's movement.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムミントン
Portmanteau with badominton (badminton) and bomu (bomb)
Chinese 炸弹羽球 (Simplified)
炸彈羽球 (Traditional)
Zhàdàn Yǔqiú
Bomb Badminton
Dutch Badminbommen From “badmintonnen” (“to play badminton”) and “bommen” (“bombs”)
French Boumminton Portmanteau with "badminton" and boum (boom)
German Bombminton -
Italian Bomb-minton -
Korean 폭탄민턴
Portmanteau with poktan (bomb) and badeuminteon (badminton)
Spanish Bádminton explosivo Explosive Badminton