Train in Pain

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Train in Pain
Train in Pain from Super Mario Party
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame (Team)
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Keep Moving Forward

Train in Pain is a Team minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. Its name may be a play on the title of the song "Train in Vain" by The Clash.


Both teams are on trains opposite of each other. While the trains are traveling, both teams perform punches and miss. After the trains reach the station, the minigame starts.


The players are in small trains and get dropped into a square arena. Each player, depending on the allies they have on their party (in minigame mode, each player has three allies), has a few allies trailing them. Players must punch the allies off the trains. To defeat a rival, the player must punch the rival from behind; otherwise, this will stun the rival. Players can also punch allies off their teammates.

On Challenge Road, this is the final minigame and serves as the rival fight against Bowser (or Mario instead should the player play as Bowser or anyone else in the bottom row of the character roster). In the normal challenge, both the player and opponent have two allies each. In the Master Challenge, the player is on their own, meaning one hit defeats them.


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

In-game text[edit]

  • "Punch the rival cabooses!"
  • "Sneak around the rival trains to punch them from behind!"
  • Tips: "During a team battle, try not to punch your partner."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese うしろからパンチファイト!
Ushiro kara panchi faito!
Punch Fighting from Behind!

Chinese 车尾出拳大战! (Simplified)
車尾出拳大戰! (Traditional)

Chēwěi Chūquán Dàzhàn
Tail-Punching Battle!

Dutch Spoorloos geweld
Trackless violence. Pun on a term meaning senseless violence.
French Trains à poings
Fist trains
German Die Faust im Nacken
Fist in the Nape
Italian Treni-boxe
Boxing trains
Korean 뒤에서부터 펀치 파이트!
Dwieseobuteo Peonchi Paiteu!
Punch fight from the back!

Spanish (NOA) Puñetazos despiadados
Ruthless punching
Spanish (NOE) Púgiles al tren
Train Boxers