Tuber Tug
Mario Party 9 screenshot
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 10 seconds
Initial record 20 points
Music track Hoopla
Music sample

Tuber Tug is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9.


The competitors are looking toward their baskets. Then, they turn around and grab the vines, just before the game starts.


The players must pick tubers. To grab the vine, they must hold   and  . To pull vegetables, they must shake   and release the pressed buttons. The players get a point for each vegetable they collect, with the maximum number being 67. The player with the most points after 10 seconds wins.

In-game textEdit

  • Rules"Pull the vine to pick the vegetables! Move the Wii Remote as fast as you can and fill your basket with the most tubers to win."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Hold down   and  , and shake the Wii Remote up and down. Release   and   to pick vegetables off the vine."

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ほりほりイモほり
Hori hori imo hori
Digging, Digging, Tuber Diggers

Chinese 地瓜挖挖挖
Dìguā wā wā wā
Sweet Potatoes, Dig Dig Dig

French Tir à la patate
Tug of potato
German Wett-Ernten
Italian Tiro alla... patata
Tug of... potato
Spanish (NOA) Cosecha Frenética
Frenetic Harvest
Spanish (NOE) Plantacesto
Portmanteau of planta (plant), and baloncesto (basketball)