On the Spot

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On the Spot
The mini-game, On the Spot from Mario Party Advance
Appears in Mario Party Advance
Type Single-player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds (Play Land and Shroom City)
15 seconds (Mini-Game Attack)
Music track Twist and Shake
Music sample

On the Spot is a single-player minigame found in Mario Party Advance. Its name is a pun on an idiom that means "immediately" or "at the scene of an action or event."


A line of Whomps descends from above. The first one leaps up and lands, its back facing the player.


The player has to follow the Whomp's directions and poke its back in the right order in order to earn points within the time limit. As the player progresses, the number of pokes required increases, and the minigame gets faster. If the player accidentally pokes the wrong side of the Whomp's back, they lose five seconds as the Whomp attempts to tell the player where to poke the spots correctly again.

In the Shroom City mode, the player must poke five Whomps correctly in 30 seconds to win. In Mini-Game Attack, the player has only 15 seconds to poke five Whomps correctly. In Play Land, the player must poke as many Whomps as possible within 30 seconds; additionally, each Whomp cleared adds time to the timer depending on the number of pokes.


  • +Control Pad – Poke

In-game text[edit]

Poke the Whomp wherever he tells you, but be sure to do it in the right order!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツボおしバッタン
Tsubo Oshi Battan
Whomp Spot Press

French Ça gratte
It itches
German Wummpstups
Whomp Nudge
Italian Bua bua
Spanish Tocorroco
From tocar (to touch) and Roco (Whomp)