Goomba Bowling

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Goomba Bowling
MP9 4-Player Goomba Bowling.png
The Extra Mode version of Goomba Bowling.
Goomba Bowling from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Free-for-All minigame
Extra minigame
Time limit 15 seconds per turn

Goomba Bowling is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9 and Mario Party: The Top 100. A full version is available in Extra Mode, and it awards players five Party Points when finished.


The camera, starting at a fortress, backs up toward the players, showing all 20 Goombas lined up in a single file and forming a slightly diagonal line while moving from side to side. Before the game starts, a "spinning" arrow determines who goes first.


Using a Red Shell, players try to knock out as many Goombas as they can in one throw. Each player has 15 seconds to plan out and take their shot. The Goombas continue to move from side to side as the player throws, requiring the players to time their shots carefully. Hitting every Goomba earns a player a perfect score of 20 points. Getting this earns the player a special "Strike!" message. The player with the most points at the end of the minigame wins.

The Extra Mode version of the minigame in Mario Party 9 consists of five frames for each player. Each player gets two tries to take out all 20 Goombas for each frame, and the player with the most points after the fifth frame is the winner. Players can earn bonus points if all the Goombas are taken out; a strike awards 20 points, while a spare awards 10 points. Players can achieve a perfect score of 200 if they manage to get a strike on every frame.


Mario Party 9[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Press A Button to switch between your position and your angle. Press +Control Pad to adjust the two. Swing the Wii Remote while holding B Button to throw the shell."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left / Right: Adjust angle
  • +Control Pad Left / Right: Adjust position
  • A Button: Throw shell

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Rules"Throw the shell down the lane to topple as many Goombas as you can!"
  • Description from Extra Mode"Bowl your shell, and try to topple as many Goombas as you can. Get the most points after five frames to win!"
  • Rules (Extra Mode)"Throw the shell down the lane to topple as many Goombas as you can! Each player gets two shells per frame. The player with the highest score after five frames wins!"
  • Rules 2 (Extra Mode)"Topple all the Goombas with your first throw to get a strike. Take out any remaining Goombas with your second throw to get a spare. Both strikes and spares award extra points."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Knock out as many Goombas with one shell toss as possible!"
  • On-screen"Aim your throw to knock out lots of Goombas!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリボーボウリング
Goomba Bowling

Chinese 栗寶寶保齡球
Lì Bǎobǎo bǎolíngqiú
Goomba Bowling

Dutch Goomba-kegelen
Goomba Bowling
French (NOA) Quilles Goomba
Goomba Bowling
French (NOE) Bowling Goomba
Goomba Bowling
German Gumbowling
Italian Goombowling
Spanish Bolos Goomba
Goomba Bowling