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Smashdance from Mario Party 6
Appears in Mario Party 6
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Jazzy
Music sample

Smashdance is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 6. The name is a wordplay on the title of the 1983 movie Flashdance.

The only changes between day and night are aesthetic. At night, the statues are glowing, and there are purple flames on the torches. The daytime version does not have these features.

The Miracle Book has a page based on this minigame titled "Ground-pound Boogie." Mario and Luigi play the game, pounding the ground as the torches light up.


The camera flies through some brush to show the players on a temple-like stage. The players are then surprised as the outer panels glow, followed by the inner panels, then the outer again.


The players must score points by ground-pounding the glowing panels. Each panel gives the player one point; when a panel fades to blue, it is a warning that it will fade out entirely soon after. When somebody ground-pounds a player, they stun the player for almost five seconds. The player(s) with the most points win(s).

This minigame appears as the first minigame in Decathlon Park. Here, the player's objective is to smash as many glowing panels as possible within the time limit to earn as many points as possible, up to 1,000. The default record for this minigame in Decathlon Park is 10 points.


The players line up in the center, with the player(s) who won in front of the others. They then perform their winning and losing animations while the statues shake and the panels glow in a pattern once more.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button A Button – Ground-pound

In-game text

  • Rules"Ground-pound glowing panels to score. Whoever ground-pounds the most glowing panels wins!"
  • Advice"Panels glow for just a short time and turn blue as they're about to fade."


See also

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いせきでヒップドロップ
Iseki de hippudoroppu
Ground Pound in the Ruins

German Lichter-Stampf
Stomp Lights
Italian Schianti Colorati
Coloured Crashes
Spanish Baile de las luces
Lights Dance