Hide and Go BOOM!

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Hide and Go BOOM!
Wario blasting away in Hide and Go BOOM! from Mario Party 4
Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Time limit 5 seconds per turn
Music track Heart-Pumping (Mario Party 4)
Let's Limbo (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party 4:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Hide and Go BOOM! is a 1-vs-3 minigame from Mario Party 4 and Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name and gameplay are based on the actual game hide and go seek.


The solo player is seen on some tribal ground with four cannons behind. Three players jump from each cannon. The camera zooms out and the game begins.


The solo player has a torch, while the team has five seconds to hide in any of four cannons, labeled B Button/B Button, A Button/A Button, Y Button/Y Button, and X Button/X Button. Initially, the team players can be seen moving toward a cannon, but as the camera pans to the solo player, the team players are eventually hidden. Team players hide in a cannon depending on the last button pressed; if no buttons are pressed, the players are eliminated via a trapdoor opening beneath them. It is possible for more than one player to hide in a single cannon. The solo player then has three chances to eliminate the team by lighting the corresponding fuses leading to the cannons. If one or more characters are hiding in a cannon whose fuse gets lit, they get shot off into the sky and are eliminated. The solo player wins if they eliminate the team, but the team wins if any of its members are left.


The solo player's torch disappears. If the solo player wins, they do their victory pose while the remaining Dancing Spear Guys celebrate with the solo player. If the team players win, the remaining player(s) perform(s) their victory pose(s) while the solo player does their losing pose.


Mario Party 4[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • B Button A Button Y Button X Button – Light a fuse

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • B Button A Button Y Button X Button – Pick a hiding spot

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Solo and Group (1 player and 3 players)[edit]

  • B Button/A Button/Y Button/X Button: Select cannon

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Game Rules"The team players can hide in any of four cannons. The lone player must fire the cannons to find them."
  • Advice"The last button pressed by each player decides which cannon each player will hide in. Wait until you are offscreen to hide!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Can you hide in the cannons well enough so that the fuse-lighter can't find you?"
  • On-screen (Lighter)"Guess which cannons have rivals hidden inside!"
  • On-screen (Lighter) 2"Choose a fuse to light!"
  • On-screen (Hiders)"Select a cannon to hide in!"
  • On-screen (Hiders) 2"Choose a cannon to hide in!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たいほうかくれんぼ
Taihō kakurenbo
Cannon Hide and Seek
Dutch Knalgoed verstopt Very Well Hidden, knal also the sound of an explosion
French Cache-Crash Pun with cache-cache (hide and go seek) and CRASH
German Kanonen-Krise Cannon Crisis
Italian Nascondino esplosivo! Explosive hide and seek!
Spanish El escond... ¡pum! Hide... Boom!