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Whack-a-Monty is an Action minigame found in New Super Mario Bros. where the player must tap Monty Moles with their Stylus to defeat them, mirroring the popular real life arcade game, Whac-A-Mole.

The minigame takes place on a 5 x 4 grid, where Monty Moles and Luigis come out of holes, and quickly hide back in them. Each Monty Mole is worth one point if whacked. However, the player should be careful that Luigis sometimes pop out. If Luigi is hit, the player loses three points. The player must rack up as many points as possible within the thirty-second time limit. There is also the multiplayer version where up to four players can compete and whoever has the most points when time is up, wins the game.

In multiplayer, whoever has the most points wins. Unlike single player, the points can go below zero in multiplayer. It also has adjustable difficulty. The Easy difficulty has no Luigis, the Normal difficulty has some Luigis, while the Hard difficulty has many, quickly-moving Luigis.

In-game instructions[edit]

Whack Monty Mole whenever he pops out of a hole! WHACKITY WHACK!!! You'll lose points if you hit poor Luigi by mistake. Be careful! How many Monty Moles can you whack?

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Dale a Monty Hit Monty
French Tape-taupe Tap-a-mole
German Schnapp den Monty Get the Monty
Italian Schiacciomatto From schiacciare (to crush, smash)
Korean 우당탕 두더지 잡기
Udangtang Dudeoji Japgi
Rumbling Mole-Catching
Chinese 棒打鼹鼠
Bàngdǎ Yǎnshǔ
Whack a Mole