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 track Swing for the Fences!

What a Racket is a 1-vs.-3 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. The name is a play on a term referring to a loud noise or clamor.


A single bomb parachutes and explodes in the middle of the court. The camera zooms out to show the players.


The solo player holds a giant badminton 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.


Everyone's racket disappears, and the screen zooms in on the player(s) that won. They then do their victory animation(s).


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

In-game text[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 of "badminton" and "bomb"
Chinese 炸弹羽球 (Simplified)
炸彈羽球 (Traditional)
Zhàdàn Yǔqiú
Bomb Badminton
Dutch Badminbommen Portmanteau of "badmintonnen" (to play badminton) and "bommen" (bombs)
French Boumminton Portmanteau of "badminton" and "boum" (boom)
German Bombminton From Japanese name
Italian Bomb-minton From the Japanese name
Korean 폭탄민턴
Portmanteau of "폭탄" (poktan, bomb) and "badminton"
Spanish Bádminton explosivo Explosive Badminton