Cage-in Cookin'

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Cage-in Cookin'
Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Bowser mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music Bad Bowser Castle (Mario Party 5)
Gaming with Bowser (Mario Party: The Top 100)

Cage-in Cookin is a Bowser minigame found in Mario Party 5 and reappears in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on Cajun Cooking.


The game starts with Bowser stepping off of 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 appears as one of the random Bowser events activated when the players lands on a Bowser Space. The object of this minigame is to escape from the cage to avoid being burnt by Bowser. In order to get out of the cage, the player must press the buttons that appear on the cage's lock as fast as possible. Upon pressing a total of eight randomly chosen buttons, the player's character's cage will open, and the character will run outside of the cave to safety. Pressing the wrong button prevents action for a brief time.

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

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the minigame type is classed as a "Free-For-All Minigame", so the first player to escape wins. Players now have a fixed 10 seconds to escape; those who don't escape within the time limit automatically get last place.


The ending for Cage-in Cookin'.

In Mario Party 5, if at least one player escapes, the camera pans to the escaped players, who are relieved. If all 4 players escape, the "Draw" music plays while Bowser gets disappointed.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • 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
Spanish La clave The password
French Les Cages de Bowser Bowser's Cages
Dutch Kooicode Cage Code
German Keine Rettung! No Rescue!
Italian Dietro le sbarre Behind the barriers