Big Top Drop

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Big Top Drop
Mario Party 5 Big Top Drop.png
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music In Great Fear

Big Top Drop is a 1 Vs. 3 Minigame in Mario Party 5.


The crowd is cheering in the background with the three characters on the tightrope looking at the camera. The lights then go out with the swinging lone character dropping two balls between the three characters, scaring them as they almost lose their balance. The lighting gets lighter and the minigame begins.


The goal for the solo player is to eliminate the three opposing players who are on a tightrope. The single player drops balls from a swing while the other three players walk on the tightrope trying to evade the balls that are falling from above. They can also jump to maneuver around other players, but the jumper gets stunned after jumping for trying to attain balance. The team of three must last thirty seconds on the tightrope. Anyone caught in the way of the balls will be knocked off the tightrope and out of the minigame.


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If the team wins, they turn around, hop to a platform in the background, and cheer. If the solo player wins, the solo player jumps from the swing, lands on a nearby platform with a few balls on top, and cheers.

Controls 1[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • A Button – Drop Balls
  • B Button – Throw Balls Up

Controls 2[edit]

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move (Left/Right)
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player swings on the swing and drops balls on the other three, who must dodge the balls while walking on a tightrope."
  • Advice 1"The solo player uses A Button or B Button to drop balls on the three players below."
  • Advice 2"The movement of the three players is very slow. They'll need to watch closely for the falling balls!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おとしてかわして
Otoshite Kawashite
Drop and Dodge
Spanish En la cuerda floja On the tightrope
French La Corde raide The Tightrope
German Hochseil-Attacke Rope Attack
Italian Il trapezista folle The insane trapeze artist