Block and Load

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Block and Load
Block and Load minigame from Super Mario Party
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Music track Proceed with Caution

Block and Load is a 1-vs.-3 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. The name is a pun on "lock and load," a slang term that means a command to prepare a weapon for battle.


A tower of blocks falls on the wall in front of the solo player. The camera then divides into two, showing the team. The minigame then starts.


In this minigame, the solo player and team each must demolish a single block tower. The team players have individual cannons that fire small cannonballs, while the solo player has one big cannon that fires much larger cannonballs at the cost of having to wait periodically for the cannon to cool down. The first side to demolish its block tower wins.

On the Challenge Road, this is the eighth minigame of Salty Sea and the 57th minigame overall. In the normal challenge, the player must win within seven cannonballs, whereas in the Master Challenge, the player must win within five cannonballs.


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

In-game text[edit]

  • Knock over all the blocks!
  • The solo player's cannon needs to cool down before it can fire again.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 積み木をくずせ!
Tsumiki o kuzuse!
Destroy the Toy Blocks!

Chinese 摧毁积木! (Simplified)
摧毀積木! (Traditional)
Cuīhuǐ Jīmù!
Destroy the Toy Blocks!

Dutch Blokkenbombardement
Block Bombardment
French Blocs de destruction
Destruction blocks
German Klotz-Kanoniere
Block Cannoneers
Italian Cannone abbattiblocchi
Block-breaking cannons
Korean 나무블록을 무너뜨려라!
Namubeulogeul muneotteuryeora!
Destroy the Wooden Blocks!

Spanish Asedio al castillo
Castle Siege