Squared Away

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Squared Away
Squared Away from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
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, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. 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 four tiles with each roll, which is more than the solo player (which is only one per roll), but to counter this disadvantage, the solo player moves much more quickly than the team players. The solo player wins if they survive for 30 seconds. The team players win if they crush the solo player.

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


The ending to Squared Away if the team wins in Mario Party 5

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


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
Dutch Brijzelblokken Mash Blocks
French Thwomp qui roule... Thwomp that rolls... (Comes from the expression Pierre qui roule, n'amasse pas mousse)
German Kubus der Verdammnis Damnation Cube
Italian Twomp rotolante Rolling Thwomp
Spanish Acoso al cubo Cube Harassment