Loves Me...?

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Loves Me...?
The mini-game Loves Me...?
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Type Yoshi's minigame (Super Mario 64 DS)
Puzzle minigame (Vs. Battle only) (New Super Mario Bros.)
Music sample

Loves Me...? is one of Yoshi's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a multiplayer Puzzle minigame in New Super Mario Bros. Since it is exclusive to multiplayer in the latter, it can be played only in the Vs. Battle mode. The minigame is based on the game He loves me... he loves me not, while the multiplayer version specifically is a variation of the classic game nim.

The minigame's music is an arrangement of the Underwater Theme from Super Mario Bros.


Yoshi is seen sitting on the bridge to the Mushroom Castle. The player plucks a petal off a flower (which resembles the Smile Meter from Yoshi's Story) by using their stylus, while Yoshi does the same, and the screen says "Loves Me." After they pluck another petal, the screen says "Loves Me Not." This continues until the player has plucked the last petal. The number of petals on the flower varies. If it ends with "Loves Me," a glockenspiel will sound. If it ends with "Loves Me Not," a sad cat meow, a bell-donging sound, and a goat bleat will play. Three "Loves Me"s in a row result in "Really Loves Me!" and a happier glockenspiel plays. Three "Loves Me Not"s in a row result in "Really Loves Me... Not!" accompanied with very unhappy sounds.

Very rarely, only one or two petals appear. Following that, all the petals fall off immediately, resulting in the flower's face being unhappy and the "Loves Me Not" sounds playing. When all the petals fall off at once, no text is displayed.

Depending on what result the player gets, Yoshi reacts differently on the top screen. If the player receives a "Loves Me," Yoshi will be seen raising his arms in victory. If the player receives a "Loves Me Not," Yoshi will look down and be upset.

The New Super Mario Bros. version of the game can be played against an opponent. The turn order is randomly chosen, and both players play in that order. Each player can pluck one to three petals at a time, with the goal being either to pluck the last petal if the result will be "Loves Me" or to force the other player to pick the last petal if the result will be "Loves Me Not." A player must pluck at least one petal on their turn. Getting "Really Loves Me!" earns the player one point, whereas getting "Really Loves Me... Not!" causes them to lose one point. There can be three, five, or seven rounds. The player who has more points after that many rounds wins. When the game ends, Yoshi reacts, much like in the Super Mario 64 DS version. The winner can see Yoshi raising his arms in victory, while the loser sees Yoshi looking down, upset.


  • Loves Me
  • Really Loves Me!
  • Loves Me Not
  • Really Loves Me... Not!
  • (All the petals fall off immediately)

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Super Mario 64 DS: "Play this mini-game for advice on your love life! Pluck the petals to find out how your crush feels about you."
  • New Super Mario Bros.: "Take turns pulling petals from the flower. You can pluck up to three petals at a time. If the last petal you pull is a "loves me" petal, you get a point. If it's a "loves me not" petal, you lose a point!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はなうらない
Hana Uranai
ドキドキ!はなうらない (New Super Mario Bros.)
Doki Doki! Hana Uranai

Flower Teller

Pit-A-Pat Flower Teller

Chinese 爱情测验[1]
Àiqíng Cèyàn
Love Test

French Elle m'aime?
She loves me?
German Liebt mich... nicht?
Loves me... not?
Italian M'ama...
Loves me...
Korean 두근두근! 꽃점
Dugeundugeun! Kkotjeom
Thump Thump! Loves Me or Not

Spanish Deshoja la margarita
Pluck the Daisy



  1. ^ iQue. 迷你游戏. Retrieved January 25, 2017.