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The mini-game Whack-a-Plant.
Appears in Mario Party
Type 1-Player mini-game
Music track The Room Underground
Music sample

Whack-a-Plant is a 1-Player minigame in Mario Party. Its name and gameplay are based on the arcade game Whack-a-Mole.


The player simply needs to jump on the Piranha Plants as they pop out from pipes to gain Coins. The player can hold down A Button to jump farther. The number of Piranha Plants increases by one every time they come out, starting at one plant and increasing to eight, filling all but one pipe. One Coin is earned for each Piranha Plant that is stomped. This minigame can give the player up to 36 Coins. Special celebratory music plays if all 36 Coins are collected. If no Coins are collected, the minigame ends in a "Miss!" Unlike in most 1-Player minigames, when this minigame is lost, the player does not lose the usual five Coins.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Jump on the Piranha Plants that come out of the pipes and knock them back down. Get Coins for each one you jump on."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Jump on the Piranha Plants and knock them down the pipes. Get 25 or more Coins to clear the game."
  • Advice"You can reach the farthest flowers with a long jump. Hold down A Button to do a long jump."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パックンたたき
Piranha bashing
French Plantes piranhas Piranha Plants
German Pflanzenhüpfen Plant Hopping