Manic Mallets

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Manic Mallets
Mario Party 5 Maniac Mallets.png
Mario Party 5
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 Bustling Noisily

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


Both teams hit their buttons 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 game, where it shows all players pushing the switches. The giant hammer starts rotating toward whichever team is hitting its switches fewer times. The team of players that pushes the buttons more times in ten seconds is the winner. In Mario Party 5, if both teams hit the switches the same number of times, the minigame ends in a draw. Both teams win should this happen 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 faceless 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 team that hit the buttons fewer times. In Mario Party 5, if the minigame ends in a draw, the mallet turns sideways and squashes 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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たたいてハンマー
Tataite hanmā
Strike the hammer
Spanish El mazazo The Hammer Strike
French Le Coup de Maillet The Mallet Strike
Dutch Knopknuppelen Button Bludgeon
German Hämmern im Team Team Hammers
Italian Martello di Damocle Damocles' Hammer

See also[edit]