Hide-and-Sneak (minigame)

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Hide and Sneak in the game Mario Party 3.
Hide and Sneak in Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Time limit 5 seconds to hide
10 seconds to pick a button
Music track Got It? / Do You Get It? (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

Hide-and-Sneak is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party 3 (where it is formatted as Hide and Sneak) and Mario Party Superstars. Its name and gameplay are based on the game hide-and-seek.


The minigame begins with the team players having five seconds to choose one of four hiding places (a rock, a tree stump, a bush, and a mushroom house). Each player's hiding spot is determined by their last input on the controller. While the timer goes down, the characters are shown running between the hiding places, though their movement is random and independent from the players' actual inputs.[1] In addition, if a player does not select a hiding place during this phase, that player is automatically eliminated. Once the five seconds are up, the curtains close and reopen with the team already hidden. The solo player then has ten seconds to select one of the hiding places to remove from the stage. If this reveals one or more characters, those are eliminated. This process is repeated for two more rounds with only the remaining hiding places. The solo player wins if they find all three team members within the three rounds. Otherwise, the team wins.

In Mario Party Superstars, if the team wins with one or two players remaining, the eliminated players come back on stage to perform their victory poses with the team.

Characters' actions before being caught in Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Mario lies on his side.
  • Luigi kneels.
  • Peach poses as if she is getting her picture taken.
  • Yoshi lies on his stomach.
  • Wario presses up against the cutout he is hiding behind.
  • Donkey Kong adjusts his tie.
  • Daisy looks to the side.
  • Waluigi squats.

In Mario Party Superstars, the characters are seen crouching before being caught.


Mario Party 3[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Push switch

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Choose hiding place

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Solo Side (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick (Right and Left) – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Push Switch

Team Side (3 players)[edit]

  • Single Joy-Con Left Button, Single Joy-Con Top Button, Single Joy-Con Bottom Button, or Single Joy-Con Right Button: Choose Hiding Place

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules"Three players: While the curtain is open, use Control Stick to hide. If the single player guesses your hiding place, you lose."
  • Advice"A hiding place will disappear after the seeker has chosen it. Be careful as the hiding places decrease."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Find your rivals!"
  • Team side: "Hide!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どこ?どこ?かくれんぼ
Doko? Doko? Kakurenbo
Where are you? Where are you? Hide-and-seek
Chinese 在哪?在哪?捉迷藏
zài'nǎr? zài'nǎr? zhuōmícáng
Dutch Verstoppertje Hide and seek
French (NOA) Cachette parfaite Perfect hiding place
French (NOE) Cache-Cache Hide and seek
German Requisiten-Raten Stage Prop Guessing
Italian Nascondino sul palco Hide and seek on stage
Korean 꼭꼭 숨어라
Kkok-kkok Sumeora
Hide Well
Portuguese Esconde Onde "Hide Where", a pun on esconde-esconde (hide and seek)
Russian Театральные прятки
Teatral'niye pryatki
Derived from "театр" (theater) and "прятки" (hide and seek)
Spanish (NOA) Las escondidas Hide-and-seek
Spanish (NOE) El Escondite Hide-and-seek