Crazy Cogs is a mini-game that appears in Mario Party 3.


Crazy Cogs takes place in an engine room with various nails and cogs spinning all over the place. The engine-type room contains three different colored cogs with a Bullet Bill embroidered on each of them. There is also a platform near the cogs, which rotates them in different directions.

The end of mini-game.

The general premise of Crazy Cogs is similar to Shock, Drop or Roll from Mario Party 2. Three characters are on the giant cog, while one character operates the lever to spin the cogs. At the beginning of the mini-game, various Bullet Bills will start falling out of the top of the screen and onto the cogs. It is up to the team of players to avoid touching the falling Bullet Bills. The player controlling the lever must turn it in different to try and divert the other players movement. If a player is hit by a Bullet Bill, then they are eliminated from the mini-game. A player can avoid the falling Bullet Bills by looking at the their shadows on the ground while they are falling towards the ground. As the mini-game progresses, more Bullet Bills will begin to fall at a faster rate. If all players on the giant cog are eliminated, then the player controlling the lever will win the mini-game. If any character remains from the team of three, then the whole group will win the mini-game.


Single Player

  • Control Stick - Left and Right to turn cogs

Three Players

  • Control Stick - Move
  • A Button - Jump