Sort or 'Splode is a type of minigame in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros. It is one of Mario's minigames in the first and Variety minigame in the latter.


This minigame has the player dragging around the Bob-omb Buddies in the red section and the black Bob-ombs in the black section with his/her stylus.

Many Bob-ombs appear in this minigame and the more Bob-ombs put in the right section, the harder the minigame gets with more Bob-ombs coming out more quickly. If the player puts a red colored Bob-omb in the black section or a black Bob-omb in the red section, the other Bob-ombs in that specified section explodes, it is an automatic Game Over. This is also so if a Bob-omb is out the section too long and it explodes. Once forty Bob-ombs are collected, the game tallies the amount of Bob-ombs and blanks out the filled section to amke way for more Bob-ombs.

The background in-game is different in New Super Mario Bros.; metal flooring is used, but a blue laminated floor is used in Super Mario 64 DS.

The multiplayer minigame Bob-omb Sudden Death plays similarly to Sort or 'Splode.

In-game instructions

  • Super Mario 64 DS: "Guide Bob-ombs to the black carpet and Bob-omb Buddies to the red carpet. If you bring in a wrong-colored Bob-omb, it will blow up!"
  • New Super Mario Bros.: "Guide black Bob-ombs to the black carpet and red Bob-ombs to the red carpet. If you bring in the wrong Bob-omb, it will explode, and that's no good!"
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