Awful Tower

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Awful Tower
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Looking Ahead

Awful Tower is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 3. Its name is a pun on "Eiffel Tower."


The minigame takes place around a rather tall block-like tower with stylized window covers. The background consists of a rainbow above the various trees at the bottom. Many of the colored blocks that move up and down repeatedly seemingly form a path to reach the top of the tower. The camera shows the whole tower, from top to bottom, and targets the player standing on the ground next to their individual tower as it stops. The minigame then begins.


The players must climb the tower by jumping onto the colored blocks that move up and down repeatedly. Players have to time their jumps right in order to reach the next colored block. The player has the option to collect coins located in certain places. Additionally, at certain points during the tower climb, a Hammer Bro riding on a cloud will drop by and attempt to throw his hammers at the individual players in order to slow them down. If a player gets hit by one of the hammers, the player will be stunned and fall down the tower slightly. The first player who reaches the last colored block will jump onto the Fwoosh that awaits at the top of the tower, thus winning the minigame. Players who collected extra coins that are scattered around the minigame will keep them. If none of the players have reached the top within the time limit, the minigame ends in a draw.


The winner strikes a victory pose at the top.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Jump from block to block to climb the tower. The fastest climber, wins."
  • Advice"The Hammer Bros. will throw hammers at you to block your way. Use good timing to pass by them."

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼれ!ブロックタワー
Nobore! Burokkutawā
Climb it! Block tower
French Tour Terrible Terrible Tower
German Terror-Turm Tower of Terror
Spanish Torre Peligrosa Dangerous Tower