Ground Pound (minigame)
|Appears in||Mario Party|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||Can It be Done?|
Before the game starts, the player has to look carefully at the pegs before the butterflies cover the tops. In order to win, the player must hip-drop all the pegs with flat tops. Hip-dropping a peg with a pointy top injures the player and causes them to lose time. Sometimes, the butterflies do not cover the pegs completely, thus giving the player a better advantage.
- – Move
- – Jump
- + – Hip Drop
- Game Rules – "Hip Drop onto the flat-topped posts. Try to remember which are flat and which are pointy before the butterflies land."
- Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) – "Pound the flat-topped posts with Hip Drops. Clear the game by pounding all the flat-topped posts."
- Advice – "Watch carefully. Look beneath the butterflies, and you'll see parts of the posts."
Names in other languages
|French||Pilonna-jeu||Pound game (also a pun on papillon (butterfly)|
- The term "Ground Pound" was not used in the minigame descriptions in Mario Party and Mario Party 2. Instead, the term used was "Hip Drop." This was changed to "Ground Pound" in the later Mario Party games, starting with Mario Party 3.
|Minigames from Mario Party|
|4-Player minigames||Balloon Burst • Bombs Away • Box Mountain Mayhem • Bumper Balls • Buried Treasure • Cast Aways • Coin Block Blitz • Crazy Cutter • Face Lift • Grab Bag • Hammer Drop • Hot Bob-omb • Hot Rope Jump • Key-pa-Way • Mario Bandstand • Mushroom Mix-Up • Musical Mushroom • Platform Peril • Running of the Bulb • Shy Guy Says • Skateboard Scamper • Slot Car Derby • Tipsy Tourney • Treasure Divers|
|1-vs-3 minigames||Bash 'n' Cash • Bowl Over • Coin Block Bash • Coin Shower Flower • Crane Game • Paddle Battle • Pipe Maze • Piranha's Pursuit • Tightrope Treachery • Tug o' War|
|2-vs-2 minigames||Bobsled Run • Bombsketball • Deep Sea Divers • Desert Dash • Handcar Havoc|
|1-Player minigames||Bumper Ball Maze • Ghost Guess • Ground Pound • Knock Block Tower • Limbo Dance • Memory Match • Pedal Power • Shell Game • Slot Machine • Teetering Towers • Whack-a-Plant|