Ground Pound Down is a 4-player minigame that appears in Mario Party 5.


The characters are stranded in side a cave, and the only way to escape the cave is by plowing through a series of rocks. The only way to plow through the rocks is to use the ground pound technique. There are two types of rocks that they will encounter: soft rocks and solid rocks. The soft rocks take one ground pound to break, while the solid rocks require three ground pounds to break. At the start of the mini-game, the characters will come across the first layer of rocks. They have the option of choosing three different paths. Each path is different as one of the paths has more solid rocks than others. This pattern continues through all three layers. The characters can destroy multiple soft rocks by jumping the air higher when performing a ground pound. However, this does not work for the solid rocks. Three large ground pounds are equivalent to three small ground pounds on the solid rocks, thus using the smaller ground pound works better. The character that plows through all three layers of the rocks and reaches the bottom of the cave first wins the mini-game.


  • A Button - Jump
  • A Button A Button - Ground Pound