For the similarly titled minigame in Mario Party-e, see Balloon Burst!.
Balloon Burst
Balloon Burst Gameplay
Gameplay of Balloon Burst from Mario Party
Appearance(s) Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Type 4-player mini-game (Mario Party)
2 vs. 2 mini-game (Mario Party 2)

Balloon Burst, (called クッパふうせん Kuppa Fūsen in Japan), is a 4 player mini-game appearing in the first Mario Party and a 2 vs. 2 in Mario Party 2.

This mini-game is also a mini-game featured as one of the possible ones in Mario Party on the Bowser Space. Whichever three lose have a range from ten to fifty of their coins lost. This mini-game can also be purchased from the Mini-game House for 400 coins.


In this mini-game, the player (or his/her teammate depending on the game) all have a Bowser balloon on which they must pump up quickly until popping their Bowser balloon. Their pumps may turn red, meaning all four (or teams) must be on hiatus for a moment and then return to pumping their balloons. This must be done in a thirty second time limit.


Mario Party

Game Rules Press the N64 A and N64 Z Buttons alternately to pump the Bowser Balloon until it bursts! You can also use N64 B instead of N64 Z.
Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) Alternate pressing N64 A and N64 Z to blow up the Bowser Balloon. Be the first to burst your balloon to clear the game.
Game Rules (Bowser) Everyone wants to be Number One! If you're not Number One your Coins will get taken!
  • N64 A - Push down pump
  • N64 B or N64 Z - Pull up pump
Advice When the pump flashes, it is full of air. When it's full, you can pump lots of air into the balloon.