Sort Stack

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Sort Stack
The mini-game, Sort Stack from Mario Party Advance]
Appears in Mario Party Advance
Type Single-player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Initial record 0
Music track The Room Underground
Music sample

Sort Stack is a single-player minigame found in Mario Party Advance. Its name is a pun on "short stack."


The character leaps onto a cart in front of a bookshelf. A sweat drop appears inside a text bubble above them before the minigame starts.


Official artwork of Luigi with books from the minigame

The player has to sort all the books by placing them on the proper shelves, as many of the books are mixed up. The books must be sorted by color, with red being the top shelf, blue the third, yellow the second, and green the bottom. The player is able to hold only two books at a time.

In Shroom City, the player must organize one shelf in 60 seconds to win. In Play Land, the player must organize as many shelves as possible within the time limit. Additionally, organizing a shelf adds a number of seconds to the time limit, depending on the length of the shelf; it is three seconds for a three-section shelf, six for two, and nine for a full-length shelf.

The player also earns points every time a shelf is cleared.


  • +Control Pad – Left/Right
  • A Button – Right hand
  • B Button – Left hand

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Put away each book where it belongs. You can only hold two books at a time!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese せいとんライブラリー
Seiton Raiburarī
Tidy Library
French Rangement Tidying Up
German Lesezimmer Reading Room
Italian Biblioteca Library
Spanish Biblioteca Bookcase