Rock, Paper, Mario

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Rock, Paper, Mario
MP2 Rock Paper Mario.png
Appears in Mario Party 2
Type Duel mini-game

Rock, Paper, Mario (stylized as Rock, Paper, MARIO on the Mini-Game Stadium roulette) is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 2. It can be played in Bowser Land and in Mini-Game Land. The name is a pun on Rock, Paper, Scissors.


This game is played very similarly to Rock, Paper, Scissors. The players choose one of three characters—Mario, Peach, or Bowser—and then reveal their choices to their opposition. Both players have 30 seconds from the starting signal to make a choice. The timer does not appear until the final five seconds. If both players choose the same character, the Goomba declares the match a tie, forcing the game to restart.[1] Whoever chooses the character who beats the other player's character is the winner.

Player choices[edit]

  • BOWSER beats PEACH. (BOWSER "scares" PEACH, and the symbol is a purple heart.)
  • PEACH beats MARIO. (MARIO "falls in love" with PEACH, and the symbol is a pink heart.)
  • MARIO beats BOWSER. (MARIO "beats up" BOWSER, and the symbol is a Star.)


  • A Button – Mario
  • B Button – Peach
  • Z Button – Bowser

In-game text[edit]

  • Goomba"Mario beats Bowser. Peach beats Mario. Bowser beats Peach. Just like in rock, paper, scissors, the strongest one wins! The A Button Button is Mario, the B Button Button, Peach, and the Z Button Button, Bowser."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオジャンケン
Mario Janken
Mario Janken
Spanish Piedra, Papel, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario
French Pierre, Papier, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario
German Mario-Knobeln Mario Dice Throw
Italian Sasso, Carta, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario