Handcar Havoc

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Handcar Havoc
Handcar Havoc
Handcar Havoc
HandcarHavoc MPTT100.png
Handcar Havoc in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 2-vs-2 minigame
Initial record 5'00"00 (Mario Party)
1'00"00 (Mario Party 2, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Faster than All (Mario Party and Mario Party Superstars)
The Blue Skies Yonder (Mario Party 2 and Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party:

Mario Party 2:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Handcar Havoc is a 2-vs-2 minigame found in Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


It has been requested that this article be rewritten and expanded to include more information. Reason: Time limit in Top 100 and Superstars

Two teams have to race using handcars. On a curve, the handcar has to be leaned to the left or right so that it continues without losing speed. In Mario Party and Mario Party Superstars, leaning too much results in the team falling down into the lava, after which that team is out for the rest of the minigame. If both teams fall, the minigame ends in a draw. However, it is not possible to fall off the track in Mario Party 2 and The Top 100 (despite the former's Advice section in the rules suggesting players can). The first team to reach the end wins. In Mario Party and Mario Party 2, if five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a draw.

In Mario Party 2 and The Top 100, there is a jump halfway through the track. In Mario Party 2, when a team is approaching the jump, "SPEED UP!" appears onscreen; depending on whether or not the team is at maximum speed after clearing the jump, "GOOD!" or "MISS" appears.


Mario Party / Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick left or Control Stick right – Lean handcar
  • A Button (Repeatedly) – Speed up
  • B Button – Brake

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left / Right: Shift weight
  • Mash A Button: Accelerate
  • B Button: Brake

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Shift Weight
  • Mash Single Joy-Con Right Button to Accelerate
  • Single Joy-Con Bottom Button – Brake

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Race the handcar in teams of two. The more the two of you press A Button, the faster you will go."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Break into teams of 2 for a thrilling handcar race! Clear the game by winning the race."
  • Advice"If you move Control Stick left or right against the lean, you can go around corners without losing speed."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Handcars careen down the winding mine track! The first team to reach the end wins!"
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Coaster)"Be the first team to finish this thrilling race between careening handcars to clear the game."
  • Advice"Lean your handcar into the curves to corner more quickly without flying off the track!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Work the handcar in tandem to reach the goal! Pump the lever to speed up!"
  • On-screen"Work the handcar in tandem to reach the goal!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Race the handcars in teams of two. Be careful not to pick up too much speed on a curve. Fall into the lava, and you're out!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トロッコレース
Torokko Rēsu
Truck Race; "truck" here means "rail car"
Dutch Railrace -
French Course spéciale (Mario Party)
Dure-dure Voiture (Mario Party 2, The Top 100, and Superstars)
Special race
Rough, Rough Car
German Draisinen-Wahnsinn Handcar Madness
Italian Carrelli pazzi Crazy Carts
Korean 광차 레이스
Gwangcha Reiseu
Minecart Race
Portuguese Vagoneta Desequilibrada Off-Balance Minecart
Russian Гонки на дрезинах
Gonki na drezinakh
Draisine Race
Spanish (NOA) Carrera en vía Railway race
Spanish (NOE) Estragos de Coches Car Destruction