Crops 'n' Robbers

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Crops 'n' Robbers
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Controls Wii Remote:
Monty whackers: Swing hammer
Carrot pickers: Pick carrot
Monty whackers: +Control Pad Move
Carrot pickers: +Control Pad Move
A Button / B Button Grab carrot
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.


In the scene, the two Shy Guys are driving with their farm trucks as both of the 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.


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 team can do the same to theirs. The players with hammers must bash all the Monty Moles in their fields, and the players without them have to pick all the carrots. Teamwork is important in this minigame, since some carrots and Moles must be cleared to get to other parts of the field. Whichever team clears their field first, wins.


The player with the hammer: Hold the Wiimote vertically. Use the directional pad to move and swing the controller like a hammer to bash a Monty Mole.

Another example

The player without the hammer: Hold the Wiimote vertically. Use the directional pad to move and hold the A or B button while thrusting the Wiimote upward to pick a carrot.


At the end of the minigame, winning team runs to their farmer truck and gets 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) and the losing team is left behind.

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