Bowser's Clawful Climb

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Bowser's Clawful Climb
Bowser's Clawful Climb.png
Appears in Mario Party 10
Type Bowser minigame
Time limit 10 seconds
Music track Bowser's Punishment 5
Music sample

Bowser's Clawful Climb is a Bowser minigame appearing in Mario Party 10. While it does not appear at normal times, it appears as a special minigame triggered by angry Bowser or Big Bad Bowser Mode.


Bowser chases Team Mario along a stone pathway high in the sky. The members of Team Mario leap onto a large wall with a chain-link surface, climbing out of Bowser's reach as he roars at them. They scream and briefly climb more rapidly as Bowser jumps onto the wall himself, ready to continue the chase.


The players' objective is to climb as fast as possible; Team Mario wants to escape, while Bowser wants to catch up. Both sides must press buttons in order to climb the wall; Team Mario players can alternately press A Button and Two Button once per turn to move, while Bowser's player requires five presses of GamePad's shoulder buttons (ZL Button and ZR Button) for each turn. While this means that Team Mario can move more consistently than Bowser, Bowser covers much more distance per turn. If a member of Team Mario is caught by Bowser's claws (denoted as them being on the same "panel" of the wall when Bowser grabs it), they lose three hearts before being blown a good distance up the wall, giving them a chance to climb out of range before Bowser catches up again. If the hit depletes their remaining hearts, they are blown right off the screen instead. As with all other Bowser minigames in Mario Party 10, Bowser wins by completely depleting Team Mario's hearts; if anyone survives the climb until time expires, the game continues as normal.


Team Mario

  • A Button – Move left
  • Two Button – Move right


  • ZL Button – Move left (press five times each)
  • ZR Button – Move right (press five times each)

In-game text

  • Bowser: "Alternately press ZL Button and ZR Button the number of times shown to chase the climbers!"
  • Team Mario: "Alternately tap A Button and Two Button repeatedly to climb away from Bowser!"

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパのれんだタワー
Kuppa no renda tawā
Bowser's Multi-hitting Tower

Dutch Bowsers Kille Klim
Bowser's Cold-Hearted Climb
German Bowsers Klauenkletterei
Bowser's Claw Climbing
Italian Scalata a colpi d'artiglio
Claw strike climb
Portuguese Escalada Infernal
Infernal Climb
Spanish Al borde del abismo
At The Edge Of The Abyss