Ruins Rumble

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Ruins Rumble
MP9 1v3 Ruins Rumble.png
1-vs-3 version
MP9 1v2 Ruins Rumble.png
1-vs-2 version
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type 1-vs-Rivals minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Watch Out!

Ruins Rumble is a 1-vs-Rivals minigame featured in Mario Party 9. This game is similar to Power Trip from Mario Party 8.


An overhead shot of the entire field shows the solo player's machine warming up.


The solo player attempts to eliminate all other players and the Dry Bones by hitting them, while the rivals try to avoid the solo player for 30 seconds. The solo player moves more quickly than everyone else, so the rivals must continue turning to attempt and avoid the solo player. When a player is eliminated, that player is knocked off of the field onto the side.

If the solo player knocks down all three rivals and Dry Bones within 30 seconds, they are victorious. If at least one rival and/or Dry Bones survive for the entire 30 seconds, the rivals are victorious.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"The solo player must try to smash into the other players including Dry Bones by chasing them around the course. The solo player wins by taking down all of the other players."
  • Controls (Solo)"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote in the direction you want to steer your vehicle."
  • Controls (Team)"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いせきでオニごっこ
Iseki de oni-gokko
Tag in the ruins
Spanish (NOA) Persecución ruinosa
French (NOA) Tag dans les ruines Ruins Tag
French (NOE) Rival-poursuite Rival-pursuit, a pun on the famous board game Trivial Pursuit
German Ruinen-Remmidemmi Ruins Shindig
Italian T'acchiappo I'll catch ya
Chinese 廢墟鬼抓人
Fèixū guǐ zhuā rén
Ruins Tag