Paddle Battle

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Paddle Battle
Appears in Mario Party
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Music Let's Limbo

Paddle Battle is a 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party.

Like Tug o' War and Pedal Power, this minigame was infamous for causing hand injuries to players whom were required to rotate the Control Stick to paddle up until Nintendo reached a deal to provide padded gloves to players.


Paddling on a river, the single player must direct the inflatable boat towards the shore on the team of three's side, where Spear Guys will stab them and give the single player their coins, while the team of three must direct the boat toward the shore on the single player's side to get their coins. Players with the most coins at the river's end wins. Aside from the threat of Spear Guys, players must avoid the rocks that jut outward from and populate the river. If both teams didn't win or lose any coins, they will do losing poses; however, victory music will play.


  • Control Stick – Rotate to Paddle

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Paddle your boat down the river with Control Stick. Shy Guys hiding on the banks will poke you with spears if you get too close."
  • Advice"Rotate your Control Stick quickly and completely! If the Shy Guy's spear pokes you, you lose Coins."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオボート
Mario Bōto
Mario Boat
French Bataille de pagaies Battles of paddles
German Paddel-Gedaddel