Big Top Drop

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

Big Top Drop is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 5.


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


The goal for the solo player is to eliminate the three opposing players, who are on a tightrope. The solo 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. Anyone caught in the way of the balls is knocked off the tightrope and out of the minigame. The solo player wins if they knock off all the opponents. The team players win if at least one of them lasts 30 seconds on the tightrope.


Ending of Big Top Drop.
An ending to Big Top Drop if the team wins

If the team players win, any remaining ones turn around, hop to a platform in the background, and celebrate as a spotlight shines on each of them, confetti falls on them, and the crowd cheers. If the solo player wins, the solo player jumps from the swing, lands on a nearby platform with a few balls on top, and celebrates as a spotlight shines on them, confetti falls on them, and the crowd cheers.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • A Button – Drop balls
  • B Button – Throw balls up

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
French La Corde raide The Tightrope
German Hochseil-Attacke Rope Attack
Italian Il trapezista folle The insane trapeze artist
Spanish En la cuerda floja On the Tightrope