Block and Roll

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Block and Roll
1-vs-3 version.
1-vs-2 version.
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type 1-vs-Rivals mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Hurry Up!

Block and Roll is a 1-vs-Rivals minigame featured in Mario Party 9. Its name is a pun on "rock and roll". The concept of this game is similar to Boulder Ball from Mario Party 3, except the roles have been reversed.


The screen shows the solo player's destination. It then goes across the path to the solo player, who picks up a block. They begin walking, but a boulder knocks the block out of their hands. As the camera zooms out to show the rivals, the solo player grabs a new block.


The solo player attempts to transport three blocks to the other side, while dodging the rivals' boulders. After a rival rolls a boulder, there is a three second lag before that rival can roll another one. If the solo player is hit by a boulder, they will drop the cube, and must return to the cube source to get a new one. If there are only two rivals playing, the boulders that they toss are larger than those a team of three get when playing. The solo player moves more quickly when not carrying a block. If the rivals successfully prevent the solo player from transporting three blocks within 60 seconds, they are victorious. If the solo player manages to transport all three blocks within 60 seconds, they will win.


If the solo player is victorious, the area begins to shake and a path across the gorge appears. The solo player then walks across it then goes to a unnamed ruined temple.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"The solo player must carry three blocks from the right to the left as the other players roll boulders to stop the solo player's progress."
  • Controls (Solo)"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move. Go to the right to pick up a block, and go to the left to drop it off."
  • Controls (Team)"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to release a boulder."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロゴロとおせんぼ
Gorogoro tōsen bo
Spanish (NOA) Cruce peligroso Perilous Crossing
Spanish (NOE) Rampa mortal Mortal Ramp (also a pun on trampa mortal, meaning "deadly trap")
French Roulis d'éboulis Scree rolling
German Wegelagerei Waylay
Chinese 你丟我躲
Nǐ diū wǒ duǒ
You Throw, I Dodge