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Not to be confused with Munch a Bunch.
Punch-a-Bunch from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Music track All Messed Up
Music sample

Punch-a-Bunch is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 8.


The first player walks across a bridge, when a Bowser Statue suddenly falls in front of them. The screen divides into four sections, and there is a boxing glove for each screen.


The objective is to break the statue first, similar to the objective of Destruction Duet from Mario Party 2. The player holds the Wii Remote sideways and thrusts it forward to punch. As time goes by, the glove swells up, but if the player waits too long, it goes back down. When the player punches when the glove is swollen up, it is more powerful, resulting in the statue breaking in fewer punches. The player to break the statue first is the winner.


The statue explodes, and the winning player walks on the bridge, stops in the middle to celebrate, and continues walking across the bridge into the woods.


  • Wii Remote: Punch
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Punch the statue to pieces! Throw a punch when the glove swells up to do the most damage."
  • Hint"Don't just punch a lot. It's better to punch only when the glove is largest."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パンチでこわせ
Panchi de kowase
Punching Break-Down
French D'une Pierre un Coup One Stone a Blow (Comes from the expression "D'une pierre deux coups" which means doing two things at once.)
German Aua-Hauer Ouch-A-Punch
Italian Duro come la Pietra Hard like Stone
Korean 때려 부숴라!
Ttaeryeo Busweora!
Punch and Break Down!
Spanish Galletas Cookies (in this case, it can also mean "punches")


  • This minigame, along with Rowed to Victory, is the only minigame in which the player must hold the Wii Remote sideways with one hand.