Plunder Ground

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Plunder Ground
Plunder Ground
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 10 seconds to choose a treasure chest per round
Music track Which Is It?
Music sample

Plunder Ground is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. Its name comes from "underground" and "plunder" (meaning "treasure").


The view slowly moves to the one seen, as the players are standing on the island, before four treasure chests.


In each round, jewels fall into four treasure chests carried by Monty Moles. The Monty Moles then burrow, scrambling themselves. In the first round, three chests are filled with 10 jewels and one stays empty. In the second round, two chests are filled with 15 jewels and two stay empty. In the third round, one of the chests is filled with 10 jewels, another is filled with 20, and the other two are empty. For each round, the Monty Moles move faster than in the previous one. At the end of the minigame, the player with the most jewels wins.

This minigame also appears in Perspective Mode. In it, the camera is zoomed in on the player, making it harder to keep an eye on the Monty Moles.


In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Watch the jewels fall into the chests, and then track the Monty Moles as they burrow. Try to pick a chest with jewels in it. The player with the most jewels after three rounds wins!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move. Press Two Button when standing in front of a chest to select it."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese チョロプーシャッフル
Monty Mole Shuffle

Chinese 黃鼴鼠大風吹
Huáng Yǎnshǔ dà fēngchuī
Monty Mole "A Cold Wind Blows"

French (NOA) Topi Taupe sous terre
Underground Monty Mole
French (NOE) Topi Taupe terrées
Monty Mole burrowed
German Schatzsuche
Treasure Hunt
Italian Forzieri pazzi
Crazy Treasures
Spanish En busca del tesoro
Searching for the Treasure