Manic Mallets

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Manic Mallets
Manic Mallets in Mario Party 5
Manic Mallets from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 10 seconds
Music track Bustling Noisily
Music sample
Mario Party 5:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Manic Mallets is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party: The Top 100.


Both teams hit their switches once. A giant green hammer then rises out of the sand behind them.


In this minigame, players must avoid being crushed by a giant green hammer by hitting a small switch as fast as possible with a smaller hammer. The giant hammer rises from the ground at the beginning of the minigame, where it shows all players pushing the switches. The giant hammer starts rotating toward the losing team. Whichever team pushes the switches more times in ten seconds is the winning team. If both teams hit the switches the same number of times, the minigame ends in a draw. Both teams win if this happens in Mario Party: The Top 100.[1]

The background of the minigame shows several other giant hammers of different colors in a field, with a blue sky and sun. There are also several clouds floating in the sky. The players and the giant hammer are on sand, however, and the giant hammer appears to be made of stone.


Two Lakitus appear on the screen and display the number of hits each team made. The giant mallet then falls over and crushes the losing team, with the losing team also floating off flattened in The Top 100. If the minigame ends in a draw, the mallet turns sideways and crushes both teams.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • A Button – Swing hammer

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Mash A Button: Hit switch

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Hit the switch with a hammer. The team that hits it the most times wins."
  • Advice"The giant hammer in the background will point to the team that has the lower number of hits."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Keep hammering at your switch! The team with the most hits wins!"
  • On-screen"Hammer at the switches!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たたいてハンマー
Tataite hanmā
Strike the hammer

Dutch Knopknuppelen
Button Bludgeon
French Le Coup de Maillet
The Mallet Strike
German Hämmern im Team
Team Hammers
Italian Martello di Damocle
Damocle's Hammer
Spanish El mazazo
The Hammer Blow


  • In Mario Party 5, there is an exploit in which the player can press the pause button to increase their number, up to around 999 numbers.


  1. ^ KokiriGaming (May 21, 2019). Mario Party: The Top 100 - All Minigames (4 Players). YouTube. Retrieved November 16, 2020.