Log Jam

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Log Jam
Log Jam in the game Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Don't Hurry
Music sample

Log Jam is a 2-vs-2 minigame found in Mario Party 3. The name comes from the eponymous term, which is when pieces of wood pile up in a river.


One player on the team attempts to place the logs correctly by pressing the correct button, while the other player attempts to chop the logs correctly the same way as the log-placer. If a player does not place or chop the log correctly, they struggle and lose time. The team that has placed and cut more logs at the end of the minigame wins. If both teams have placed and cut the same number of logs when the time runs out, the minigame ends in a draw.


Player with the axe[edit]

  • A Button / B Button / Z Button – Swing axe

Player without the axe[edit]

  • A Button / B Button / Z Button – Place log

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Press the button displayed on each log to split as many logs as possible."
  • Advice"If you press the wrong button, you won't be able to place or split logs."


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いそいで!まきわり
Isoide! Maki wari
Hurry up! Wood-splitting
French Bûcherons Bûcheurs Hard-Working Woodcutters
German Beile mit Weile Pun on beile (axes) and eile mit weile (one step at a time)
Spanish Más Madera More Wood (pun on an expression meaning "feed the fire")