Mob Dash! is a game about frantically hunting mobs. The game will call out a target mob, and the
first team to kill that mob gets the points. The game can be set to a time or score limit as a win
condition. The game can be played as a singleplayer challenge, but is meant as a multiplayer,
The current version of the game is made for Minecraft 1.19.4.
As the game starts, a title shows up designating a target mob. That type of mob is now the one to
kill. The first team to kill the mob gets the score, and a new mob type is called out. The current
target mob is displayed on the action bar (above the hotbar), together with the score awared for
killing that mob.
To install, place the zip file for the datapack in the datapacks folder of your level. If you had
already started the world, run
/reload to activate the pack. You should see a world border
appear and start seeing a menu in the chat.
To install in a new Singleplayer world, you can also drag and drop the datapack zip file to the
Datapacks screen in the Create New World options.
When you first join the game, you’ll be placed on a random team. Use the Switch Teams menu option
to select a team.
There are two scoring modes – Flat and Progressive. Switch between them using the Scoring menu
option. In Flat mode all mobs are equally valuable, no matter how hard they are to kill. In
Progressive mode, harder mobs that take longer to kill are worth more. It is recommended to
play in Progressive mode.
There is also a Difficulty menu option. The difficulty controls how quickly the game will start
assigning harder mob targets.
You can set time and/or score limits for winning the game. After clicking the menu option, fill
in the number of minutes or win score at the end of the command that gets placed in your chat line
and hit enter.
When everyone is ready, start the game using the Start Game menu option.
Server Setup and Preparation
You’ll likely need a pretty powerful server to run Mob Dash! The minigame itself is not very
demanding but the goal of the game encourages players to run in different directions and explore
new chunks. If possible, use a mod like Chunky to pre-generate terrain at least several thousand
blocks out. For longer games, consider also pre-generating some Nether terrain.
The game is known to work with a vanilla server or a Fabric modded server and should work with
performance mods like Lithium, Phosphor and Starlight. Server frameworks like Paper change the
spawning rules of the game in ways that tend to make the game less playable and are not
Having a discord server or other voice communication for the teams is also recommended.
Try to split up the different mob types between different team members. For instance, early game
it might make sense to have one player go for hostile mobs or cave mobs while another player stays
on the surface.
Use any tricks available for mobs that can come with you or remain in known locations, like picking
up fish in buckets, carrying eggs and capturing hostile mobs in boats.
- Glow Squid
- Iron Golem
- Magma Cube
- Zombified Piglin
- Wither Skeleton
- Piglin Brute