Crate and Peril

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Crate and Peril
Crate and Peril from Mario Party 6
Crate and Peril from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 6
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Jazzy
Music sample
Mario Party 6:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Crate and Peril is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 6 and Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on the name of the retail store Crate & Barrel.


The solo player chases the group players into a room with a stage, shrinking and sucking them into a box. The camera points inside the box, then the minigame starts.


The solo player's objective is to shake the box around and eliminate the group players by tilting the Spiny Shells into them. There are four small green dividers in the box that act as walls for the group players and Spiny Shells. The group players must survive for 30 seconds with at least one of them remaining in order to win.


In Mario Party 6, if the team wins, any players who are still standing will perform their victory animations from within the box. If the solo player wins, they will stand on the stage and perform their victory animation.


Mario Party 6[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Tip box

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Tilt motion control Tilt system: Tilt box

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 6[edit]

  • Rules"One player holds a box containing the other three players and tips it to try and hit them with Spinys!"
  • Advice"The solo player should watch the movement of the other three to figure out how to tip the box."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Life's hard for a shrunken person in a magic box filled with Spiny Shells, especially when someone's shaking it."
  • On-screen (Solo)"Hit your rivals with Spiny Shells!"
  • On-screen (Team)"Dodge the Spiny Shells!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パニックボックス
Panikku Bokkusu
Panic Box
Dutch Kantelkist Tilting Box
French Boîte Magique Magic Box
German Wackelkasten Wobble Box
Italian Scatola Chiusa Closed Box
Spanish Caja mágica Magic Box