Handy Hoppers

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Handy Hoppers
Handy Hoppers from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 2-vs.-2 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Initial record 30
Music track Move Happily
Music sample

Handy Hoppers is a 2-vs.-2 minigame found in Mario Party 5. Its name is a pun on the phrase "handy helpers."


The goal of the minigame is to jump over the bar as many times as possible. One player rotates a lever, making the hands holding the bar rotate. The other player must jump this bar as it passes below them. The point is to rotate it fast but not extremely fast so the player jumping it can jump in time. The team with more points at the end of the minigame wins. If both teams have the same number of points, the minigame ends in a draw.

This minigame takes place on a giant gloved hand, with a blue sky and a rainbow in the background. Holding the bar are two hands wearing white gloves. There are more of these hands over the screen. The player who is jumping is standing on a hand-shaped carpet with a star in the middle. Everything for the players to the left is red, while the others receive their traditional blue.


Player jumping[edit]

  • A Button – Jump

Player holding lever[edit]

  • L Button R Button (Alternating) – Turn bar

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Jump over the bar as many times as you can. One player rotates the lever to turn the bar, and the other player jumps."
  • Advice 1"Tap A Button for a smaller jump."
  • Advice 2"Press L Button and R Button rapidly to increase the speed of the bar, but be careful not to force your partner to make a mistake."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンドでピョン
Hando de pyon
Hand Jump; possibly a parody of Panel de Pon (パネルでポン), a Nintendo game released in Japan for the Super Famicom in 1995
French Le Câble à Sauter The Jump Cable (Pun of Corde à Sauter meaning "skipping rope")
German Seilspringen im Team Jump Rope Team
Italian Corda meccanica Mechanical rope
Spanish La mecacomba The Mecha-Jumping Rope