Bowser's Big Blast (stylized as BOWSER's Big Blast) is a battle minigame in Mario Party 2. The game later appears inMario Party 4, under the name Bowser's Bigger Blast. A later minigame, Merry-Go-Chomp from Mario Party 3, uses a similar concept to that of this minigame.
A Bowser bomb is screwed into place by a mechanical arm and the camera zooms out. The four characters enter the room it's in and get in line (with the exception of the first player up to press a plunger) while the plungers appear. The minigame then begins.
The game is a luck-based minigame. The players take turns pressing down the plungers connected to a massive Bowser bomb.
The player is safe if a small burst of smoke comes from the bomb's "nostrils", and it detonates if the incorrect one is chosen, eliminating that player; another bomb is then put into place and the game continues. At the beginning there are five plungers of varying colors, and after a player is eliminated, the number decreases until three are left; if all plungers that aren't the detonator are chosen, they are reset.
The last player remaining is the winner.
- Control Stick – Move
- A Button – Press Plunger
In-game Text Edit
- Game Rules – "Take turns pressing the plungers. If Bowser blows up on you, you're out. Last one standing wins!"
- Advice – "Just because a plunger detonated Bowser once doesn't mean it will again... Or does it? Give it a try!"