Messy Memory

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Messy Memory
Messy Memory from Mario Party 3.
Messy Memory in Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Got It? / Do You Get It? (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

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 (specifically red Toads in Mario Party Superstars) come onto the screen and tamper with the toys behind a cloud of white smoke. Once the Toads are done, the game reveals 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 to prevent others from copying and wait for the timer to run out. They can open the curtains if they feel uncertain about the placement, so they can change at any time. When the timer runs out, the minigame ends. Any closed curtains then reopen, and the game shows the correct placement of each item from left to right. The player(s) who put the most items in their proper spots win(s). If a player earns fewer than three points, they automatically lose. In Mario Party 3, if everyone scores three points or fewer, the minigame ends in a draw. In Mario Party Superstars, this occurs if everyone scores zero.



Mario Party 3[edit]

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

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Grab / Place Item
  • Single Joy-Con Bottom Button – Move Curtain

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[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."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Try to return all the scattered items to their original spots. When you're done, shut your curtain to stop others from cheating."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きちんと おかたづけ
Kichinto Okatazuke
Please clean up properly
Dutch Rommelige bovenkamer Messy upstairs room. “bovenkamer” also means “cranium“/“brain”
French Mauvaise Mémoire Bad Memory
German Chaos-Kabuff Chaotic Storage Room
Italian Ordine perfetto Perfect order
Korean 그 자리 그대로
Geu Jari Geudaero
Keep Where They Were
Portuguese Organizamão Portmanteau of organização (organization) and mão (hand)
Russian Запоминай-ка!
Spanish Lío Mental Mental Mess