Messy Memory

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Messy Memory
Messy Memory from Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Got It?

Messy Memory is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars.


Before the minigame starts, players have to try to memorize the items' locations on the shelves with the next few seconds they have. After that, many Toads come onto the screen and tamper with the toys behind a cloud of white smoke. Once the Toads are done, it is revealed that they knocked down some of the items, leaving some in their proper places. The screen splits into four.

When the minigame starts, the players have to lift the items and place them back on the shelves in their proper spots in a matter of 30 seconds. The better the player memorized an item's location, the more accurate the placement. Once done, the player can close their curtains—and open the curtains if they feel uncertain about the placement so they can change at any time—and wait for the timer to run out. When the timer runs out, the game ends; all the curtains close no matter if the player is done or not. Then all the curtains reopen, and the game shows the correct placement of each item from left to right. The player who puts the most items in their proper spots wins. If a player earns fewer than three points, they will automatically lose.



  • Control Stick – Move cursor
  • A Button – Grab/place item
  • Z Button – Open/close curtain

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Toads knock the items on the shelves to the floor. Try to return all the items to their proper spots."
  • Advice"Remember where the items were originally placed on the shelves. If you get less than 3 points, you automatically lose."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きちんと おかたづけ
Kichinto okatadzuke
"Please clean up properly"
French Mauvaise Mémoire Bad Memory
German Chaos-Kabuff Chaotic Storage Room
Portuguese Organizamão Portmanteau of organização (organization) and mão (hand).
Spanish Lío Mental Mental Mess