Nut Cases

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Nut Cases
NutCases SuperMarioParty.png
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Good Cheer

Nut Cases is a 2-vs.-2 minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. Its name is a pun on the word "nutcases," a term for crazy or eccentric people.


On the leaves of the tree, a Galoomba shakes it, causing acorns to fall. More Galoombas catch the acorns in boxes. Additional Galoombas place the boxes on the stumps. The screen fades out and fades back in, showing all boxes in place, as well as the players. The minigame then starts.


The minigame is set at the base of a tree. Teams must check various boxes for the number of acorns inside by feeling the strength of their Joy-Con rumbles; the stronger the rumble, the more acorns there are inside. If a player is confident that there is a large enough number of acorns inside any box they pick up, they must place it in with their team's collection. After one minute has passed or if both teams place five boxes on the sides, the team with more acorns wins. However, if both teams have the same number of acorns, the minigame ends in a tie.

On the Challenge Road, this is the first challenge of Chestnut Forest and the 11th challenge overall. The goal is 15 points for the normal challenge and 20 points for the Master Challenge.

Because this is a minigame that requires the Rumble Feature to be switched on, it will not appear in a Mario Party or Partner Party if the Rumble Feature is switched off in the console's settings, but it can be switched on for the duration of the minigame through Free Play and Challenge Road.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Take/place box

In-game text[edit]

  • Find the crates with the most acorns!
  • Boxes with more acorns have a stronger rumble!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブルブル!ドングリ集め
Buruburu! Donguri atsume
Rumbling! Acorn Collecting
Chinese 振动!收集橡子 (Simplified)
震動!收集橡子 (Traditional)
Zhèndòng! Shōují Xiàngzi
Rumble! Collect the Acorns
Dutch Klappernoten Coconuts or clapper nuts
French Butin Malin Clever loot
German Schlauschütteln Clever Shaking
Italian Scuotighiande Jolting Acorns
Korean 진동! 도토리 모으기
Jindong! Dotori moeugi
Rumble! Acorn Gathering
Spanish (NOA) Bellotas por doquier Acorns everywhere
Spanish (NOE) Bellotas a tutiplén Acorns in Abundance