Absent Minded

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Absent Minded
Super Mario Party - Characters.jpg
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 15 seconds per round
Music track Use Your Head

Absent Minded is a 4-Player minigame in Super Mario Party. Its name comes from the term "absentminded," referring to someone who is constantly inattentive or forgetful.


The four players are gathered in an autumn setting. One random player tells a joke, prompting everyone to laugh. After the joke, Toadette then gestures the players to the monitor, starting the minigame.


In this minigame, players must pay attention to the characters onscreen and select which character is not present. To make things harder for the players, the screen may display only one character per frame, blur out the images, or rotate the tiles of the overall image. The first player to answer correctly gets five points, the second player gets three points, the third player gets two points, and the fourth player gets one point, while players who answer incorrectly get no points. After three rounds, the player with the most points wins.

On the Challenge Road, this is the ninth challenge of Chestnut Forest and the 19th challenge overall. The goal is to obtain 10 points for the normal challenge and 13 points for the Master Challenge.


The winning player performs their victory animation, while the losing players perform their losing animations. Toadette continually nods in the background.


  • Control Stick – Move cursor
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Select

In-game text[edit]

  • Figure out which character isn't there!
  • Some characters have similar shapes and colors. Don't be fooled!

List of appearing characters[edit]

The characters who are participating do not appear.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いないのだ~れ?
Inai no da~re?
Whoooo's Missing?
Chinese (Simplified) 谁~不在?
Shuí~ Búzài?
Whoooo's Missing?
Chinese (Traditional) 誰~不在?
Shuí~ Búzài?
Whoooo's Missing?
Dutch Wie niet weg is... "Whoever's not gone...", a play on an expression said when playing hide-and-seek: "wie niet weg is, is gezien" (whoever's not gone will be seen).
French (NOA) Perso en trop Too many characters
French (NOE) Interro à l'intrus Odd one out test
German Nicht dabei sein ist alles! Not being there is everything!
Italian Chi manca? Who’s missing?
Korean 누가 없을까~?
Nuga eobseulkka~?
Whoooo's Missing?
Spanish El intruso The Intruder