The players pose with their hammer on two arms. The metronome ticks and the red arrow points downwards.
The objective of the minigame is to hit the mecha-Monty Moles within the rhythm of the song. If the player times the hit, the player earns three points. If the player hits the mecha-Monty Moles too early or late, the player earns one point. If they do not hit the mecha-Monty Moles, the player earns no points. The yellow light on the circles may help the player's timing.
The winner does their victory pose while other players sulk.
- - Strike
"Slam the moles!"
- "Slam the moles to the rhythm!"
- "Strike when the light reaches you!"
Rhythm and Bruise is a pun of "Rhythm and Blues", "a catchall term referring to any music that was made by and for black Americans" defined by Robert Palmer.
- If Monty Mole plays the minigame, the players may notice it worrying.