Plush Crush

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Plush Crush
Wario about to be crushed in Plush Crush from Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Play Nicely, Everyone
Music sample

Plush Crush is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party DS.


The solo player must avoid plush toys dropped by the other three players. The toys include a stuffed Goomba, Shy Guy, Cheep Cheep, Boo, Whomp, and Bowser. If just one plush toy squishes the solo player, the team wins. The solo player wins if they avoid the plush toys within the time limit of 30 seconds.

This minigame is not in the Simple Set.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • +Control Pad – Move

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Stylus – Touch and hold to drag a toy
  • Stylus – Let go to drop a toy

In-game text[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Rules"Avoid the toys that your opponents try to drop on you. Watch for shadows that appear just before a toy crashes down on the spot."
  • Tips"Don't let yourself be cornered. Stay in the most wide-open area to give yourself the best chance of escape."

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Rules"Drop a toy on (opponent) to win! Work with the other players to trap and squish the target."
  • Tips"It takes time to drop a toy, so work with your teammates to cut off (opponent)'s escape routes."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キャッチャーパニック
Kyatchā Panikku
Catcher Panic

French Peluches et Embuches
Plush and Pitfalls
German Plüschfiguren-Panik
Plush Figure Panic
Italian Pupazzi da Legare
Uniting Puppets. Also a pun on pazzo da legare, an Italian saying for someone who is completely psycho.
Korean 인형을 조심해!
Inhyeong eul Josimhae!
Beware of the Plushies!

Spanish Lluvia de peluches
Plush Rain