Easy Pickings

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Easy Pickings
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Darkness Rising

Easy Pickings is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is a pun on "pickaxe" and a term that refers to easily procured resources, often at the expense of others who are then called "easy pickings" themselves.


The opening cinema of the game shows the players riding on a miner's cart to the area where the game takes place. When they arrive there, they all break the rocks in their path.


The goal of the game is to find more gems by smashing rocks. Red gems are worth one point, and purple gems are worth three points. The dark rocks in the game cannot be broken. Both the solo player and team of three must do this to win. However, the solo player uses a giant pickaxe, which breaks rocks with a single hit. Each member of the team of three uses a small pickaxe, which breaks rocks with three hits. The player or team that collects more gems within 30 seconds wins. However, if the solo player and the team of three get the same number of gems by the end, the game is a draw.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Swing pickax

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Smash the rock to find gems! One player has a big pickax, while the other 3 have smaller ones."
  • Advice"The big pickax can smash a rock in 1 swing, but the small ones take 3 swings. You can't break certain rocks."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese さがせほうせき
Sagase hōseki
Search for Gems
Spanish Soy picador I am a cutter
French La Mine aux Trésors The Treasure Mine
German Schachtpracht Mineshaft Splendour
Italian Grotta preziosa Valuable cave