Get a Rope

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Get a Rope
Get a Rope from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type Duel mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music track Battle Wasteland (intro)
Midday Showdown (choosing a rope)
Music sample

Choosing a rope:

Get a Rope is a luck-based Duel minigame found in Mario Party 5. The name is a pun on the saying "get a grip."


Each player has to select one of three ropes and pull it. The objective is to pull the rope they think contains the best result. Ropes can contain three results: An enormous 100-ton weight can crush the player (worst result), little or no confetti can fall (average result), or a lot of confetti can fall (best result). The winner is the player who gets a better result than their opponent.

This minigame takes place in a common place for five simple Duel minigames, which is a western town setting. The characters are on a wooden horseshoe arena surrounded by cacti, barrels, and two buildings. In the far-off distance, there is a simple wooden windmill and a few hills and mountains.


  • Control Stick – Select rope
  • A Button – Confirm

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Select one of the three ropes to pull. The results are completely random."
  • Advice"The player with the best result wins."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese えらんでロープ!
Erande rōpu!
Choose a Rope!

French Chacun sa Corde
To Each Their Rope
German Tauzieh-Lotterie
Tug Lottery
Italian Scegli la fune
Choose the rope
Spanish Cuerda sorpresa
Surprise Rope


  • Though not part of the minigame set in Mario Party: The Top 100, a variant of this minigame appears as one of the possible duel minigames in Minigame Match. There are some differences from the original:
    • Both players can pick the rope they wish to pull at the same time, and both come onscreen after the decisions are made.
    • The 100-ton weight is replaced by a metal pot that simply knocks the unlucky player down to the floor.