Tackle Takedown

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Tackle Takedown
Tackle Takedown
Mario Party 9 (1-vs.-3 version)
MP9 1v2 Tackle Takedown.png
Mario Party 9 (1-vs.-2 version)
Tackle Takedown from Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 1-vs.-Rivals minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Hit the Field (Mario Party 9)
Hurry! Hurry! (Mario Party: The Top 100)

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


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 either three or two speed boosts for outrunning the rivals, depending on the number of opponents. 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 will spike the football and, in Mario Party 9, strike a victory pose while the rivals groan.


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

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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トライをきめろ!
Torai o Kimero!
Go for the Try!
Chinese 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
Spanish (NOA) Reto Rugby Rugby Challenge
Spanish (NOE) Rugby Rugby