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This article is about the minigame from Super Mario 64 DS and New Super Mario Bros. For the microgame from WarioWare: Get It Together!, see Wanted.
The mini-game titled Wanted! found in New Super Mario Bros.
The minigame in New Super Mario Bros.
Appears in Super Mario 64 DS
New Super Mario Bros.
Type Yoshi's minigame (Super Mario 64 DS)
Puzzle minigame (New Super Mario Bros.)
Time limit 10 seconds to begin with, to 50 seconds by maximum
30 seconds (Vs. Battle) (New Super Mario Bros.)
Music sample

Wanted! is one of Yoshi's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and a Puzzle minigame in New Super Mario Bros. Its name refers to when police want to question or arrest a suspected criminal.

The minigame's music is an arrangement of "Spinning Slots" from Super Mario Bros. 3.


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 (which causes the wanted character to make one of several dissatisfied sounds), but they lose 10 seconds by tapping any other one (with the wanted character heard cheering). 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 9,999; afterwards, the minigame continues, but the score counter and level number do not increase. The minigame ends after the player runs out of time, after which the location of the correct character is revealed. In this minigame, 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 is to find the right character. The timer starts at 30 seconds, and no time is added or removed. 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]

  • Single player: "It's easy to get lost in a crowd! Find the one who disappeared and touch him. There he is!"
  • Multiplayer: "It's easy to get lost in a crowd! Find the one who disappeared and touch him. Look! There he is!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あいつをさがせ!
Aitsu o Sagase!
Find him!
Chinese 寻人! (iQue, SM64DS and NSMB)[1]
Find the person!
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!
Spanish ¡Se busca! Wanted!


  • While the gameplay between the minigame 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.
  • One of Mario's voice clips when found (which is identical to his falling yell in the main game) is normally cut off, but the entire voice clip can be heard if the game is paused.
  • On the tenth level, the player always needs to find Luigi.


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