Long Claw of the Law

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Long Claw of the Law
LongClawoftheLaw 4.png
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 4-player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Loud and Sweet

Long Claw of the Law is a four-player minigame from Mario Party 4. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Long arm of the law".


The minigame starts with each character controlling an extendable claw. A "Wanted!" poster is seen, with a picture of one of the following: Goomba, Bob-omb, Chain Chomp, Boo, Thwomp, or Shy Guy. Players must use their claw to grab three of the type of enemy seen on the Wanted! poster, who are hiding in various windows throughout the setting. The windows will open and close, so players will need to time their grab. Although the player only needs to capture one type of enemy, all four appear in the game. If the player attempts to grab the wrong type of enemy, the window will slam shut immediately.

The first player to grab three of the right enemy wins.


  • R Button – Rotate Right
  • L Button – Rotate Left
  • Control Stick – Move Up and Down
  • A Button – Catch Character

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Catch the character shown in the wanted poster three times to win."
  • Advice"The wanted character is hidden behind a door. When you can't find him, either wait for a door to open or look at another door."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みつけてキャッチ!
Mitsukete Kyatchi!
Locate and catch!
Spanish La garra de acero The claw of steel
French Le Justicier à Pinces The Avenger with Pliers
German Arm des Gesetzes Arm of the Law
Italian WANTED!