Bombchu Bowling Alley

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Bombchu Bowling Alley
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Location(s)Hyrule Castle Town Market
Game(s)Ocarina of Time
Main PrizeLarge Bomb Bag, Heart Piece
Cost30 Rupees

Bombchu Bowling is a mini-game in Ocarina of Time that is run by a young, purple-haired woman who is often dozing off.[1]

Location and Rules

The entrance to this minigame is located west of the central area of Hyrule Castle Town Market. This game is only available after obtaining the Bomb Bag from Dodongo's Cavern. The object is to aim a Bombchu past Cuccos and a Blade Trap into a hole.[2] Prizes rotate seemingly randomly and are only revealed after paying, but before beginning the actual game.[3] Prizes include a purple Rupee, a piece of heart, Bombs, Bombchus, and a larger Bomb Bag.

Despite the simplicity of its setup, Bombchu are erratic while moving. A bit of trial and error is often necessary to win this game.

In Ocarina of Time 3D, the shop has blue neon lighting, a newspaper showing the Mini-game Operator and several posters, some of which depict a Goron and the transformation masks from Majora's Mask.


See Also


  1. "Welcome to our cutting-edge amusement center: The Bombchu Bowling Alley!" — Mini-game Operator (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "OKAY!! Aim for the hole in the center and let Bombchu go! You get ten tries. Ready... LET'S BOWL!" — Mini-game Operator (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "Do you want to know what you can win? Well, it's a secret. I can't tell you until you've paid to play." — Mini-game Operator (Ocarina of Time)
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Language Name Meaning
link= SpanishLA Bolera Bombchu (OoT3D)
link= FrenchEU Bowling Teigneux Nasty Bowling
link= FrenchCA Salle de quilles Bombchu (OoT3D) Bombchu ninepin room
link= German Krabbelminenbowling Crawling mine bowling
link= Italian Sala da bowling
link= ChineseSI 炸弹鼠保龄球 Bomb mouse bowling