Bowser's Shocking Slipup

Bowser's Shocking Slipup
Bowser's Shocking Slipup from Mario Party: Star Rush
Appears in Mario Party: Star Rush
Type Boss Battle minigame
Music track BGM MGN710 OP

Bowser's Shocking Slipup is a Boss Battle minigame from Mario Party: Star Rush. It is one of the three Bowser-themed Boss Battle minigames in the game.


Bowser rises up in the battle arena on his mech, and then laughs at the players.


Players run in a straight line around Bowser, where they need to hit rotating Item Boxes to launch Lightning at him. Players need to time their jumps to hit the Item Box when it displays the Lightning Bolt icon. If players hit the Banana Peel icon instead, Banana Peels fly out of the Item Box. If players slip on Banana Peels, they get stunned momentarily. After an Item Box has been hit, it has a three second cool-down time indicated by numbers displayed on the Item Box before it can be hit again. The number of items is dependent on how big the Item Box is: most blocks have one item, but double Item Boxes can use two. Bowser can either breathe fireballs at the players or send missiles flying into the arena; whichever player gets hit by Bowser's fireballs or missiles loses a point.

When Bowser has half of his health depleted, he turns his machine into a Bowser mech. Here, he can launch large Spiked Balls into the arena that can roll after players, where players need to move in one direction to avoid it. Bowser can also use lasers to attack players; players can dodge it by constantly moving. The item roulette also spins faster, making it more difficult for players to hit the Lightning Bolts on the Item Boxes. Whichever player deals the final blow to Bowser earns an additional three bonus points.


Bowser's mech malfunctions, falls apart into space and explodes, launching Bowser far away, leaving behind a twinkle in space. In Toad Scramble, Bowser drops two Stars.


  •  : Move
  •  : Jump

In-game textEdit

  • On-screen – "Beat Bowser!"
  • On-screen (Before game starts) – "Hit the Item Boxes to give Bowser a shock!"

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
French Flash spatial de Bowser
Bowser's Space Flash (Might be a pun with "Flash Spécial" meaning "Breaking News" in French)
Italian Girotondo di Bowser
Bowser's round dance
Spanish (NOE) Bowser y centellas
Bowser and flashes (Pun with "Rayos y centellas", a typical cartoon expression used when someone is surprised)