Hide-and-Sneak (minigame)

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Hide and Sneak in the game Mario Party 3.
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?
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.


Three players must attempt to hide behind one of the four hiding places (a rock, a tree stump, a bush, and a mushroom house) while the curtain is still open. The last time Control Stick was tilted in a direction determines the player's hiding spot in Mario Party 3; in Superstars, it is instead dependent on which button was pressed. The solo player must guess one of the other three players' hiding places. If the solo player finds one of the players in that hiding spot, that player is eliminated. In addition, if a player does not tilt Control Stick/press a button at all during the hiding phase, that player is automatically eliminated.

At the end of each round, the selected hiding spot is used up, and the remaining players in the trio then select a direction to hide from the remaining hiding spots. The players should be careful as the number of hiding spots decreases. If the solo player seeks all of the team players in their hiding spots within three rounds, the solo player wins. If any of the team players survived from being caught by the solo player after the third round, the team players win.

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!"


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