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The minigame Wanted! in New Super Mario Bros.

Wanted! is a Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros. minigame. In the former, it is classified as one of Yoshi's minigames, and in the latter, it is considered a Puzzle minigame.


In this minigame, the player has to find one of the four characters (Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, or Wario) amongst a large crowd of the others by tapping whichever of their icons is shown on the Wanted poster on the top screen with the stylus. As the player advances, the minigame increases in difficulty, adding more characters, hiding them behind other characters, and even having the icons move. The player starts with 10 seconds on the first round, and they gain five seconds by tapping the correct character, but they lose 10 by tapping any other one; the timer has a maximum time limit of 50 seconds at one time. The highest score the player can obtain by clearing the levels is 9999; afterwards, the game continues, but the score counter and level number do not increase. The minigame ends after the player runs out of time. In this game, Luigi is the most common character to find, while Yoshi is the rarest.

In multiplayer, the difficulty can be adjusted, and the harder it is, the harder it will be to find that right character. The timer starts at 30 seconds. No time is added or removed. It continues to count down. If someone taps the incorrect character, that player will lose one point each time. If they tap the correct character, they will get one point, and a new character will be shown. When the timer reaches zero, whoever has the most points wins.

In-game instructions[edit]

It's easy to get lost in a crowd! Find the one who disappeared and touch him. There he is!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あいつをさがせ!
Aitsu o Sagase!
Find him!
Spanish ¡Se busca! Wanted!
French Avis de recherche! Wanted notice!
German Gesucht! Gefunden! Searched! Found! (literal)
Wanted! Found! (contextual)
Italian Ricercato! Wanted!
Korean 이 녀석을 찾아라!
I nyeoseok eul chajara!
Find this guy!
Chinese 寻人! (iQue, SM64DS and NSMB)[1]
Find the person!


  • While the gameplay between Wanted! in Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros. is identical, in the New Super Mario Bros. version, touched characters make the same noise after turn 10.
  • The music in the background is a cover version of the Card Game/Spade Bonus music heard in Super Mario Bros. 3 and its subsequent remakes.
  • On the tenth level, the player will always need to find Luigi.


  1. ^ iQue. 迷你游戏. Retrieved January 25, 2017.