Tough Egg to Crack

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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope battle
Tough Egg to Crack
The Tough Egg to Crack battle in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
World Darkmess Manta (Prologue)
Main Quest icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Main Quest An "Overall" Nice Day
Party Members Mario icon Mario
Rabbid Peach icon Rabbid Peach
Objective A second Darkmess Eye icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Destroy Manta's Weak Points (3 of them)
Enemies 1 Stooge
XP icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope XP 0
Coins icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Coins 0
Star Bits icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Star Bits 0
Music track Prologue - On the Back of the Darkmess Manta
“Using Dash icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Dash, we can jar those egg-like things loose. Once they're in your possession... can throw them at the creature's orb-shaped eyeball protuberances - its weak points!”
Beep-0, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Tough Egg to Crack is a battle in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, the second of four tutorial battles in the game's prologue, taking place on the Darkmess Manta's back. It is fought with Mario and Rabbid Peach. The Heroes' weapons have become disabled due to a malevolent energy and the Heroes are forced to defeat their enemies by other means. This battle introduces the Dash and Team Jump functions. Clearing this battle triggers a cutscene and leads to the next tutorial battle, Shot in the Darkmess. This battle does not reward XP, Coins or Star Bits.


The battle consists of a wide arc-shaped platform with a Darkmess Eggs near the end of each, with a Darkmess Eye close to it. This platform is separated by a gap to another platform with another Darkmess Eye and an Darkmess Egg, accessible only with a Team Jump. At the curve of this platform are three sets of two destroyable blocks. A small platform with a single Stooge is behind these blocks.


The player must destroy all three Darkmess Eyes by Dashing into the Darkmess Eggs, picking them up, and throwing them at the Darkmess Eyes. The Darkmess Eyes closest to each Hero have tendrils blocking the path to the center of the stage that can only be removed by destroying them. The Darkmess Eye in the center can be reached when a Hero performs a Team Jump with the other to cross the gap to the other platform.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 狙って当てろ!ダークメス・アイ
Neratte atero! Dākumesu Ai
Aim and hit! Darkmess Eyes
French Un œuf fort comme un bœuf An egg as strong as an ox
German Ach du dickes ei Oh you big egg
Italian Frittatona per tutti Big omelette for all
Spanish Duro de roer Tough to crack