Crops 'n' Robbers

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Crops 'n' Robbers
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Music Chase and Overtake

Crops 'n' Robbers is a 2-vs.-2 minigame that is found in Mario Party 8. It is the only 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8 where the players have different controls. Its name is a pun on "Cops and Robbers," a children's game.


Two Shy Guys are driving with their farm trucks as both of them have teams in the container box. They stop at the middle of some type of farm as the teams get out from the container box, one player carrying the hammer in each team. The camera shows a Monty Mole close up as the Monty Mole sees the other team; the Monty Mole goes back into the burrow. Then the camera moves back from the area, making the players able to see the area of the playfield the teams are in. Then the minigame starts.


Another example

The goal of the minigame is to pick all the carrots and bash all the Monty Moles in the player's field before the opposing players can do the same to theirs. The players with hammers must bash all the Monty Moles in their fields by swinging the Wii Remote like a hammer, and the players without hammers have to pick all the carrots by holding either A Button or B Button while thrusting the Wii Remote upwards. Teamwork is important in this minigame, since some carrots and Monty Moles must be cleared to get to other parts of the field. Whichever team clears its field first wins.


At the end of the minigame, the winners run to their farm truck and get in the container box (with their carrots), and then the Shy Guy drives away with the team in the container box. The other Shy Guy waits but then drives away (with any carrots in the back), leaving the losing team behind.


Monty whackers[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Swing hammer
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move

Carrot pickers[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Pick carrot
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • A Button / B Button – Grab carrot

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Clear your team's garden first. One of you pulls carrots; the other whacks Montys!"
  • Hint"Coordinate your efforts! You may need to target a specific carrot or Monty to allow your teammate to move ahead."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンジンとチョロプー
Ninjin to choropū
Carrots and Monty Moles
Spanish Día de cosecha Harvest Day
French Carotte et Maillet Carrot and Mallet
German Jäger und Sammler Hunters and Gatherers
Italian Il Martello e la Carota The Hammer and the Carrot