Hop-O-Matic 4000

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Hop-O-Matic 4000
Hop-O-Matic 4000 from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Initial record 1'00"00
Music track Watch Yourself
Music sample

Hop-O-Matic 4000 is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 7.

The eponymous machine has four legs with plunger-like feet, and a faceplate with extensions resembling antennae.

Introduction[edit]

The Red Team activates its Hop-O-Matic 4000's four legs and makes the first hop at the starting area. The screen splits in half, revealing the other team.

Gameplay[edit]

The goal of the game is to move the Hop-O-Matic 4000 across a town to the finish line by pressing the buttons that appear onscreen. The players on each team alternate pressing buttons. If one player makes a mistake, the team is slowed down for a second. It takes precisely six hops to get to the finish line (excluding the one that is done in the introduction). The first team to make it there wins. If five minutes pass or both teams cross the finish line simultaneously, the game ends in a tie.

Ending[edit]

The ending to Hop-O-Matic 4000

Confetti rains down, while several Goombas and Shy Guys rejoice in the background to the winners as they make victory poses in front of a fountain with their Hop-O-Matic moving. If five minutes pass, all the characters will sulk in their vehicles, which remain still. If both teams reach the finish line simultaneously, all the characters will celebrate.

Controls[edit]

  • B Button A Button Y Button X Button L Button R Button – Press

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Move the Hop-O-Matic 4000 by pressing the buttons that appear on-screen."
  • Advice"You and your partner will alternate pressing buttons. Teamwork is vital for success!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ヘンテコマシーン
Henteko mashīn
Wacky Machine
French Automat-hic 4000 pun on automatic. "hic" means to snag
German Spaßhüpfer 4000 Fun Hopper 4000
Italian Ragno meccanico Mechanical spider
Spanish Batracio mecánico Mechanical Batrachian