Rhythm and Bruise

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Rhythm and Bruise
Rhythm and Bruise minigame from Super Mario Party
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type Rhythm minigame
Music track Rhythm and Bruise

Rhythm and Bruise is a Rhythm minigame in Super Mario Party. Its name is a pun on the name of the song genre Rhythm and Blues, or R&B for short.


Players have to whack moles that resemble Monty Moles to the beat of a country-themed song.

The perfect score is 51 on Normal difficulty and 69 on Hard difficulty.

On the Challenge Road, this is the second challenge of Chestnut Forest and the 12th challenge overall. The Normal difficulty is used, and the goal is 40 points for the normal challenge and 45 points for the Master Challenge.

In-game description[edit]

Sound Stage[edit]

  • Slam the moles!


  • Slam the moles to the rhythm!
  • Strike when the light reaches you!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピコピコモグラたたき
Pikopiko mogura tataki
Beep Beep Whack-a-Mole
Chinese 敲敲打打土拨鼠 (Simplified)
敲敲打打土撥鼠 (Traditional)
Qiāoqiāo Dǎdǎ Tǔbōshǔ
Hit and Whack the Moles
Dutch Mollen in de maat Moles to the rhythm or Wreck to the rhythm
French Tape, tape, Topi Taupe Hit, hit, Monty Mole
German Akkordhämmern Chord Hammers
Italian Battitalpa Mole Batter
Korean 뿅뿅 두더지 잡기
Ppyongppyong dudeoji japgi
Beep Beep Whack-a-mole
Spanish (NOA) Al ritmo del mazazo To the beat of the blow
Spanish (NOE) Ritmo machacón Insistent Rrhythm, pun on machacar (to crush)


Monty Mole Sweating
Monty Mole Scared
Monty Mole sweating (left) and his scared expression (right)
  • If Monty Mole is one of the players in this minigame, he will have a scared expression on his face instead of an angry one, due to the squeaky mole pop-ups resembling Monty Moles.