Rock, Paper, Mario

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Rock, Paper, Mario
Rock, Paper, MARIO
Appears in Mario Party 2
Type Duel mini-game
Music track Duel
Music sample

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. This minigame is played very similarly to rock, paper, scissors, on which the minigame's name is a pun.


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 "kidnaps" PEACH, and the symbol is a purple heart.)
  • PEACH beats MARIO. (PEACH "kisses" MARIO, and the symbol is a pink heart.)
  • MARIO beats BOWSER. (MARIO "defeats" 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
French Pierre, Papier, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario
German Mario-Knobeln Mario Dice Throw
Italian Sasso, Carta, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario
Spanish Piedra, Papel, Mario Rock, Paper, Mario


  1. ^ NintendoMovies (June 13, 2016). Mario Party 2 - All Duel Mini-Games. YouTube. Retrieved May 23, 2018.