Crops 'n' Robbers
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.
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 like a hammer, and the players without hammers have to pick all the carrots by holding either or while thrusting the 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.
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