Squared Away

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Squared Away
Mario Party 5 Squared Away.png
Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music In Great Fear (Mario Party 5)
Hurry! Hurry! (Mario Party: The Top 100)

Squared Away is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party 5 and returns in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a play on the expression "squared away", used to refer to one who is skilled and ready to accomplish their tasks.


The tiles for the grid drop down on the board while the solo player stands on a block in the upper left corner. All the blocks drop down; three big ones and one small one. The solo player jumps into the small one and the minigame begins.


The solo player must avoid being crushed by the team players. The team players can cover 4 tiles, which is more than the solo player (which is only 1 per roll), with each roll, but to counter this disadvantage, the solo player moves much more quickly than the team players.

Mario Party 5's version contains several different aesthetics: Mario, Heart, Cheep Cheep, Yoshi Egg, Ice Flower, Goomba, Mushroom, or Star, but Mario Party: The Top 100's version only features a Mario aesthetic. Unlike in Mario Party 5, the lone character in Mario Party: The 100 vocalizes when getting crushed.


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In Mario Party 5, depending on whoever wins, the loser(s) will be chased by Thwomps in the background and trip while the winner(s) perform their victory pose on top of a golden Thwomp.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Three players each climb into a giant cube and try to squish the fourth player, who's trying to escape in a smaller cube."
  • Advice 1"The player in the smaller cube should make tight turns to escape the giant boxes."
  • Advice 2"The three players in the giant cubes should cooperate and try to corner the fourth player."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Who will win? One small, nimble cube, or 3 huge, lumbering ones? Either way, it will be a crushing victory!"
  • On-screen (Solo)"Don't get crushed!"
  • On-screen (Team)"Crush the small box!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ころころペッタン
Korokoro pettan
Roll and Squish
Spanish Acoso al cubo Cube bullying
French Thwomp qui roule... Thwomp that rolls... (Comes from the expression Pierre qui roule, n'amasse pas mousse)
Dutch Brijzelblokken
German Kubus der Verdammnis Damnation Cube
Italian Twomp rotolante Rolling Thwomp