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Luigi playing Whack-a-Goomba in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix

Whack-a-Goomba is a minigame found in World 1 in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. Its name and gameplay are based on the arcade game Whack-a-Mole.


In this minigame, Mario or Luigi uses a hammer to hit Goombas that come out of one of four Warp Pipes within 30 seconds. The player uses the arrows on the Dance Pad to control where the hammer goes.

Mario or Luigi is hitting these Goombas because they are in a pipe with a key to the castle in it and are impeding his progress.

In-game text[edit]

  • "Knock the Goombas out of the way with your hammer of doom!"
  • How to Play: "Hit the Goombas when they poke their heads out of the pipes by stepping on ↑, ↓, ←, or →."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たたけクリボー
Tatake Kuribō
Attack Goomba
French A bas les Goomba! Down with the Goomba!
German Hau den Gumba! Hit the Goomba!
Italian Schiaccia-Goomba Goomba-Splat/Smack
Spanish (NOE) Machaca-Goomba Goomba Smash