Tackle Takedown

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Tackle Takedown
Tackle Takedown
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Tackle Takedown from Mario Party: The Top 100
Tackle Takedown from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs.-Rivals minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Hit the Field (Mario Party 9 and Mario Party Superstars)
Hurry! Hurry! (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party 9:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Tackle Takedown is a 1-vs.-Rivals minigame featured in Mario Party 9, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.


The screen shows the rivals standing by a football. One of the rivals kicks it into the air. The camera zooms out as the solo player catches the football.


The solo player attempts to reach the goal line without being tackled by a rival. The solo player has three speed boosts for outrunning the rivals (two if playing with two rivals in Mario Party 9). If rivals tackle and miss, they fall and lose some time. The rivals win if one of them successfully tackles the solo player or if time runs out.


If the solo player is victorious, they spike the football. In Mario Party 9, they then strike a victory pose while the rivals groan; the inverse occurs if the rivals are victorious. In Superstars, winners perform their winning animations in the middle of the field, with losers performing their losing animations in the top left.


Mario Party 9[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to sprint. You can sprint as long as you still have a sprint icon remaining."

Rivals (2 or 3 players)[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to tackle."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Dash (3 times)

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Tackle

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Solo Side (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Dash

Team Side (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Tackle

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Rules"The solo player must run for the goal line while avoiding tackles from the other players."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"All you have to do is run the ball to the end zone! That, and dodge the other 3 players trying to tackle you."
  • On-screen (Solo)"Dodge the defensive line and score a touchdown!"
  • On-screen (Team)"Tackle the runner!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Run the ball to the end zone."
  • Team side: "Tackle the runner."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トライをきめろ!
Torai o Kimero!
Go for the Try!

Chinese (simplified) 目标达阵!
Mùbiāo Dázhèn!
Go for the Try!

Chinese (traditional) 目標達陣!
Mùbiāo Dázhèn!
Go for the Try!

Dutch Tackeltrio
Tackle Trio
French Bien essayé!
"Nice try!"; Essai is a rugby or American football point.
German Rugby-Rempelei
Rugby Pushing
Italian Rugbotte
From rugby and botte (blows)
Korean 공을 갖고 튀어라
Gong-eul gattgo twieora
Take the ball and run

Portuguese Derrúgbi
Portmanteau of derrubar (takedown) and rúgbi (rugby)
Russian Регбийный перехват
Regbiyniy perekhbat
Rugby interception

Spanish (NOA) Reto Rugby
Rugby Challenge
Spanish (NOE) Rugby


  • The goal has a different appearance in each game. In Mario Party 9, it has the word "GOAL" (translated into other languages). In The Top 100, it has a flashing red-and-pink checkered pattern. In Superstars, it has a flashing green-and-white checkered pattern.
  • This is the only Mario Party 9 minigame to appear in both The Top 100 and Superstars.