Crops 'n' Robbers

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

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 the name of the children's game cops and robbers.


Two Shy Guys are driving their farm trucks as both of them have teams in the container boxes. They stop at the middle of some type of farm as the teams get out from the container boxes, one player carrying the hammer on each team. A Monty Mole sees the other team and goes back into the burrow. The camera then moves back from the area, letting the players see the area of the playfield the teams are in. The minigame then starts.


Crops 'n' Robbers
Another example

The goal of the minigame is to pick all the carrots and hit all the Monty Moles in the player's field before the opposing players can do the same to theirs. The players with hammers must hit all the Monty Moles in their fields by swinging 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 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. If five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a tie.


After the teams do their respective winning and losing animations, 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 (seen only in Party Mode). If a tie occurs, all players do their losing animations, and the Shy Guys immediately drive away.


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

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
Korean 당근과 쪼르뚜
Dang-geungwa Jjoreuttu
Carrots and Monty Moles

Spanish Día de cosecha
Harvest Day