Crowd Cover

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Crowd Cover
MP3 Crowd Cover.png
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type Duel mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Got It?
Music sample

Crowd Cover is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 3. Its name is a pun on the phrase "cloud cover."


The two competitors are seen in front of the drawing paper, with various characters standing on a massive sheet of paper.


Players have to choose one of three small pictures and match it with the larger picture in front of them. The picture can be of a Boo, Toad, or Bob-omb. The larger drawing is covered by characters that are the same species as the drawing. As time passes, the crowd on the paper decreases in size, allowing players to see the picture better. If one player chooses incorrectly, the other player wins. The minigame ends when one player chooses which of the drawings they believe is correct.


As soon as the minigame is finished, the game reveals whether the player chose correctly. The winner and loser then perform their victory and losing animations, respectively.


  • A Button – Choose right picture
  • B Button – Choose middle picture
  • Z Button – Choose left picture

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules
    • Tumble: "There are 3 small pictures similar to the big picture. Choose the one that is identical."
    • Goomba: "Choose the small picture that matches the big picture on the sheet of drawing paper."
  • Advice
    • Tumble: "The number of characters on the drawing paper will slowly decrease, making it easier to see the picture."
    • Goomba: "The characters on the drawing paper will gradually vanish from the picture, making the picture easier to see!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese このえはなあに?
Kono e wa nāni?
Who is drawn?

French A couvert
Comes from the expression A couvert! meaning "Take Cover" and the fact that the picture is covered.
German Bilderrätsel
Spanish Estorbo en Multitud
Crowd Hindrance