Easy Pickings

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

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 introduction shows the players riding a minecart through a mine 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 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 smash rocks 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 side 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.


The ending to Easy Pickings

The winning side celebrates. In the case of a draw, all players perform their losing poses.


  • 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

French La Mine aux Trésors
The Treasure Mine
German Schachtpracht
Mineshaft Splendor
Italian Grotta preziosa
Valuable cave
Spanish Soy picador
I'm a Picker (pun on an expresion meaning "I'm out to get you")