Cage-in Cookin'

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Cage-in Cookin'
Waluigi escaping while Toad and Wario are in the cage in Cage-in Cookin' from Mario Party 5
Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Bowser minigame (Mario Party 5)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Time limit 10 seconds (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music track Bad Bowser Castle (Mario Party 5)
Gaming with Bowser (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party 5:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Cage-in Cookin' is a Bowser minigame in Mario Party 5 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on "Cajun cooking."


The game starts with Bowser stepping off his throne. The camera pans to reveal the four players trapped in cages.


This is one of the three Bowser minigames in Mario Party 5, and it appears as one of the random Bowser events activated when a player lands on a Bowser Space. The object of this minigame is to escape from the cage to avoid being burned by Bowser. In order to get out of the cage, each player must press the buttons that appear on the cage's lock as fast as possible. Pressing the wrong button prevents action for a brief time. After a player presses a total of eight randomly chosen buttons, their character's cage opens, and the character runs outside the cave to safety.

Like all other Bowser minigames in Mario Party 5, this minigame takes place on a large mountainous Bowser statue, particularly inside the mouth.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the first player to escape wins. Players now have a fixed 10 seconds to escape; those who do not escape within the time limit automatically get last place.


Ending for Cage-in Cookin' from Mario Party 5
The ending to Cage-in Cookin' in Mario Party 5

In Mario Party 5, if at least one player escapes, the camera pans to the escaped players, who are relieved. If all four players escape, the "Draw" music plays while Bowser gets disappointed as the players do their relief animations.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • A Button/B Button/X Button/Y Button/L Button/R Button – Press the buttons in the order they appear on the cage.

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • A Button/B Button/X Button/Y Button/L Button/R Button: Press when displayed

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Press the buttons as they appear on the cage to escape. Get out of your cage before Bowser cooks you."
  • Advice"If you make a mistake, you'll lose precious time. Be careful!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Press the buttons displayed in time to escape from the cage!"
  • On-screen"Press the right buttons fast!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おちついてもムリなのだ
Ochitsuite mo Muri Nano da
It's Impossible even if you Calm Down
Dutch Kooicode Cage Code
French Les Cages de Bowser Bowser's Cages
German Keine Rettung! No Rescue!
Italian Dietro le sbarre Behind the barriers
Spanish La clave The Key Code