Beetle Race

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Mario chasing after beetles up Booster Hill

The Beetle Race is a minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It takes place on Booster Hill. Mario needs to purchase a Beetle Box from Beetles Are Us in Seaside Town to be able to play this minigame. A new Beetle Box must be purchased every time this minigame is played.


The minigame involves Mario running up the mountain and jumping on barrels or Snifsters to catch beetles. The beetles come in three varieties and are valued differently. In order of increasing size and value, female beetles are worth one coin, big males are worth 50 coins, and rare gold beetles are worth one Frog Coin. Partway through the course, the Snifsters change their tactics and start moving left and right as they charge at Mario. The minigame ends when Mario reaches the top of Booster Hill, where his beetles are tallied. Mario can then return to Beetles Are Us to claim whatever prizes his haul of beetles amounts to.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カブトむしレース[1]
Kabutomushi Rēsu
Kabutomushi Kacchā
Beetle Race

Beetle Catcher

Chinese (simplified) 捕捉独角仙
Bǔzhuō dú jiǎo xiān
Catch Beetles

Chinese (traditional) 捕捉獨角仙
Bǔzhuō dú jiǎo xiān
Catch Beetles

Dutch keverrace
beetle race
German Käferrennen
Italian Corsa agli scarabei
Beetle race
Korean 장수풍뎅이 잡기
Jangsupungdeng'i Japgi
Beetle Catch

Spanish carrera de escarabajos
beetle race


  1. ^ Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, page 46.