Sock It to Lakitu

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Sock It to Lakitu
Sock It to Lakitu
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Boss minigame
Music track Tough Enemy
Now You've Done It!
Music sample
First phase:

Second phase:

Sock It to Lakitu is a boss minigame in Mario Party 9.


Lakitu flies from the sky, spins around, pulls out a Spiny Egg, and throws it onto the field where all the players are.


The players must run around the field, hitting blocks that appear in groups of three. Four images on the blocks cycle: a Bullet Bill, two Bullet Bills, three Bullet Bills, and a Spiny Egg. The images indicate what a block releases if it is hit at that moment. Bullet Bills are launched at Lakitu, earning the player who fired them a point for every hit, while Spiny Eggs hatch into Spinies that wander in a random direction before falling off the edge of the field. Players who hit Spinies lose a point. New blocks do not spawn until all three of the existing blocks have been hit. Initially, Lakitu himself hovers out of the players' reach, occasionally throwing Spiny Eggs onto the field to try to prevent players from reaching the blocks. A player who falls into the surrounding pit returns to the field via bubble shortly thereafter. Once Lakitu's health is halfway gone, he starts throwing larger Spiny Eggs that hatch into Big Spinies. Not only are Big Spinies harder to evade, but they also deduct two points from any player who hits one. The player or players who deliver the final attack get an extra three points, and the player with the most points after the battle is the winner.


Once the last Bullet Bill hits Lakitu, he is flung into the sky with his cloud, turning into a star in the distance, as he releases a bunch of Mini Stars in Party Mode and Solo Mode.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Punch the blocks when Bullet Bills appear on them to launch attacks on Lakitu. The more Bullet Bills on the block, the bigger the attack!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to jump."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジュゲムのアクションバトル
Jugemu no Akushon Batoru
Lakitu's Action Battle

Chinese (simplified) 球盖姆你弄我射
Qiú gài mǔ nǐ nòng wǒ shè
Lakitu, You Throw, I Shoot

Chinese (traditional) 球蓋姆你丟我射
Qiúgàimǔ nǐ diū wǒ shè
Lakitu, You Throw, I Shoot

French (NOA) Attaque sur Lakitou
Attack Lakitu
French (NOE) Tohu-bohu pour Lakitu
Pandemonium For Lakitu
German Lakitus Luftkampf
Lakitu's Air Combat
Italian Scontro con Lakitu
Clash with Lakitu
Spanish Todos contra Lakitu
Everybody Against Lakitu