Ticktock Hop

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Ticktock Hop
Tick Tock Hop
Ticktock Hop in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type Duel minigame
Initial record 5 (Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Panic / In a B-I-G Hurry (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

Ticktock Hop is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 3 (where it is parsed as Tick Tock Hop) and Mario Party Superstars. The playing field resembles the painting from Super Mario 64 that takes the player to Tick Tock Clock.


The players stand on the hour hand and have to dodge the minute hand by simply jumping over it as it comes spinning around toward them. As the minigame progresses, the minute hand may be the only hand rotating, the hour hand may be the only one rotating, both hands may be rotating, and they may also reverse direction and change speeds. The last player standing wins. If both players are knocked off by the minute hand at the same time or if they jump over the hand 99 times, the minigame ends in a draw.

Although this is not said in the instructions, players can use Control Stick to angle their characters or run in place. However, they stay in the same place, so there is no functional use for this.

In Mario Party Superstars, an "Endless" mode is available in Free Play; as the name implies, it continues until both players are eliminated, and it saves records. Additionally, due to the 16:9 aspect ratio, one can see that the clock is on the top of a wooden table with some tools and cogs surrounding it.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • A Button – Jump

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules
    • Tumble: "The hands of the clock spin round and round. Time your jumps to avoid being hit by the minute hand."
    • Goomba: "Stand on the clock's hour hand and jump the minute hand as you spin around!"
  • Advice
    • Tumble: "Be careful because the hands will speed up and slow down without warning."
    • Goomba: "The clock hands will suddenly speed up, slow down and even change directions! You'd better pay attention!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Jump and avoid the clock's spinning hands. Don't get hit!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぐるりんクロック
Gururin kurokku
Spinning Clock

Dutch Strijd tegen de klok
Fight against the clock
French Aiguilles Sauteuses
Jumpy Clock Hands
German Riskante Zeiten
Risky Times
Italian Salti nel tempo
Jumps in time
Korean 빙빙 시계
Bingbing Sigye
Spinning Clock

Portuguese Hora da Rasteira
Time to Trip Up
Russian Тик-так-прыг!

Spanish Tic, Tac, Salto
Tick, Tock, Jump