Pump 'n' Jump

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Pump 'n' Jump
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type Duel mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds
Initial record 200 yards (American languages)/meters (Japanese and European languages)
Music Midday Showdown (when building pressure)
How Far? (when jumping high)

Pump 'n' Jump is a duel Minigame found in Mario Party 5. The minigame takes place in a western-themed town common to five of the Duel minigames in this game.


The object of the mini-game is to build up as much pressure as possible in the platform the player's character is standing on, so the character jumps higher than their opponent and wins. The faster the player presses the A Button button, the more pressure they build, and the higher the character will jump. After ten seconds, the characters will jump high in the air, and the player with the highest jump distance wins the game.

As the characters jump in the sky, a small window appears in the bottom right of the screen, showing the characters high in the air and being filmed by a Lakitu. This same Lakitu also accompanies the players while they are building up the most pressure possible.


The losing character falls back to the ground, while the winning character takes out his/her parachute out and yells out for victory.


  • A Button – (Repeatedly) Build Pressure

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Build up the most pressure in the platform to jump the highest. Whoever jumps the highest wins."
  • Advice"The more you press A Button, the more the pressure you'll build. Press it as fast as you can!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese とべとべハイジャンプ!
Tobetobe Hai-janpu!
Flying High Jump
Spanish Salto de altura Altitude jump
French Piste d'Envol Takeoff Trail
German Himmelsstürmer Heaven Striker
Italian Pigia e salta Press and jump


  • The maximum possible score for this minigame is 859 yards/meters. Even if the player keeps pressing A Button after that, it will not increase past that point.