Herbicidal Maniac

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Herbicidal Maniac
Herbicidal Maniac from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per round
Music track Look Out!
Music sample

Herbicidal Maniac is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 7. The minigame's name is a portmanteau of "homicidal maniac," which is a term that refers to a person with an insane desire to kill other people, and "herbicide," a chemical used to kill plants.


Piranha Plants and bombs emerge from all the pipes and then go back in as the players' pipe platforms move up.


Two players on each team have to shoot all the Piranha Plants that pop out of the pipes. However, if a bomb is hit, many more Piranha Plants will appear, making it more difficult for the team to win. On each team, the first player has a round target cursor and the second player has a square one. If two teammates try to shoot the same target simultaneously, their projectiles will hit each other and be destroyed upon contact. When a team shoots all the Piranha Plants on its side, that team earns a point. The first team to earn three points wins.


The ending to Herbicidal Maniac

The winners do their winning animations, while the losers do their losing animations as their platforms are lowered. If the minigame ends in a tie, both teams do their losing poses while their platforms are lowered.


  • Control Stick – Move cursor
  • A Button – Fire

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Fire at the Piranha Plants when they emerge from the pipe. The first team to 3 points is the winner."
  • Advice"Whatever you do, don't hit the bombs! The resulting explosion will cause a Piranha Plant infestation!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねらってパックン
Neratte Pakkun
Aim at the Piranhas
French Désherbant Weeding
German Pestizid-Freak Pesticide Freak
Italian Gerba malerba weed gerba
Spanish Herbicidio Herbicide