Keep-Away Mayhem

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Keep-Away Mayhem
Keep-Away Mayhem, from Mario Party 10.
Appears in Mario Party 10
Type 1-vs.-2 or 3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Go with Gusto!
Music sample

Keep-Away Mayhem (Piggy in the Middle in the British English version) is a 1-vs.-2 or 3 minigame appearing in Mario Party 10.


The players are in a field, but while the group players are passing a soccer ball, the solo player is freely moving around. While the rivals must pass the ball for as long as they can, the solo player must either kick away the ball or steal it from the player that currently has it. Each rival must press the button of a teammate's spot in order to pass the ball to them. If the solo player successfully manages to kick the ball away or steal it within the time limit, they win. If the rivals keep freely passing the ball to each other for the entire 30 seconds, they win.

In the 1-vs.-2 variation of this minigame, the third player is represented by a Shy Guy.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • +Control Pad − Move
  • Two Button − Slide

Rivals (2 or 3 players)[edit]

  • A Button/One Button/Two Button − Pass ball

In-game text[edit]

Solo Player: Slide with Two Button to cut off the pass! - Rivals: Pass the ball with A Button, One Button, or Two Button!

  • Minigame Space Description – "Simple action"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボールをうばえ!
Bōru o Ubae!
Rob the Ball!
Dutch Treitertraining Bully Training
French Interception de ballon Ball interception
German Dreiecksspiel Triangle Game
Italian Torello, che passione!
Portuguese Interseção de Bola Ball Intersection
Spanish (NOA) Intercepción de balón Ball interception
Spanish (NOE) Fuera de juego Offside