Trap Ease Artist

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Trap Ease Artist
Trap Ease Artist from Mario Party 6
Trap Ease Artist from Mario Party: The Top 100
Trap Ease Artist in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 6
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 10 seconds
Music track Slow and Steady
Music sample
Mario Party 6:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Trap Ease Artist is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 6, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. Its name is a pun on "trapeze artist."

The Miracle Book page "Golden Goomba" is based on this minigame. Wario and Waluigi are shown playing. Activating the page shows that Wario caught the titular Golden Goomba, and Waluigi caught Toadette instead.

In Party Mode in Mario Party 6, this minigame is one of four minigames exclusive to daytime, the others being the Donkey Kong minigames.


The introduction shows the first player dropping a red cage in a failed attempt to trap four Goombas (one of them a Golden Goomba), thus showing how the minigame works.


The objective of the game is for each player to trap as many Goombas as they can with their cage. When many Goombas are under the cage's shadow, the player must press A Button to drop the cage, trapping the Goombas. The Goombas walk in random directions, and there is no way to determine when they will walk under a cage's shadow or how many will. Regular Goombas are worth one point, and Golden Goombas are worth three points. If the player does not drop the cage before the time limit expires, it will drop automatically. After all of the cages have been dropped, the Goombas are released from them for the point tallying, and the player(s) with the most points win(s).

In the PAL version of Mario Party 6, Trap Ease Artist does not appear in Endurance Alley.


As soon as all players have dropped the cages, the remaining Goombas run away. The cages then open, and the Goombas inside leave them as the players' tallies increase. Afterwards, winners do winning poses while losers do losing poses.


Mario Party 6[edit]

  • A Button – Drop the cage

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • A Button – Drop cage

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • A Button – Drop Cage

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 6[edit]

  • Rules – "Drop a cage to capture as many Goombas as you can! Whoever earns the most points wins!"
  • Advice 1 – "Normal Goombas are worth one point. Golden Goombas are worth three points."
  • Advice 2 – "Don't wait too long for a better chance to drop the cage, or you may miss your best opportunity!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description – "Drop your cage at the right moment to capture as many Goombas as you can!"
  • On-screen – "Drop the cage to capture Goombas!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Drop your cage at the right moment to capture as many Goombas as you can!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クリボーほかくさくせん
Kuribō Hokaku Sakusen
Operations Catching Goombas

Dutch Goomba's kooien
Caging Goombas
French (NOA) Pièges à Goomba
Goomba Traps
French (NOE) Piège à Goomba
Goomba Trap
German Gumba-Gatter
Goomba Fence
Italian Goomba in Gabbia
Goombas in Cage
Korean 굼바 포획 작전
Gumba Pohoek Jakjeon
Goomba Capture Operation

Portuguese Goombardilha
Portmanteau on Goomba and armadilha (trap)
Russian Ловля гумб
Lovlya gumb
Catching Goombas

Spanish (NOA) Atrapa a los Goombas
Catch the Goombas
Spanish (NOE) Coto de caza
Hunting Reserve