Mad Ladders

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Mad Ladders
NoA Press Screenshot1 - Mario Party Island Tour.png
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Music It's an Adventure

Mad Ladders (Rung Direction in the British English version) is a General minigame featured in Mario Party: Island Tour. The American name is a pun on the Mad Hatter, while the British name is a play on "wrong direction."


The opening sequence shows both Stone Spikes throwing a boulder down the abyss. It transits to the bottom of the abyss, where players jump from ladder to ladder to avoid being hit.


The objective of the game is to get to the top of the wall first. For this to happen, the players must avoid the spiked boulders two Stone Spikes keep dropping down the wall, as these will stun them for a short period. Players can jump from ladder to ladder using the Circle Pad. As ladders end, they must jump to another one to continue to climb.


  • Circle Pad – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Race up the ladders while avoiding the boulders thrown by the Stone Spikes."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼってハシゴレース
Nobotte hashigorēsu
Ladder Climbing Race
Spanish Trepamuros Wall Climbers
French Grimpette express Express Climbing
Dutch Laddersport Ladder Sport
German Sprossensprinter Rung Sprinter
Italian Scalare con cura Climbing with care
Portuguese Escalada Rochosa Rocky Climbing