Random Ride

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Random Ride
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type Battle mini-game
Time limit 5 seconds per turn
Music Battle Match
How Far?

Random Ride is a battle minigame found in Mario Party 5. It is very similar in concept to that of Day at the Races from Mario Party 2.


The mini-game is mostly luck-based. Each player has to pick a name from a list of competitors for a race (randomized). Generally, the better a machine's name, the better the chance that player will win the race. Also, players pick their machine in a random order, leaving players choosing early with an advantage, and vice versa.

Gameplay of Random Ride.

After everyone has chosen their machine, the players race. There is nothing players can do at this point; it is all up to chance. Players get eliminated throughout the race through various misfortunes, such as engine blowouts or collisions with Bullet Bills. Eventually, one player is left; that player is declared the winner.

Some examples of names for the machines include:

  • General Long Shot
  • Totally Terrible
  • At Its Best
  • Nothing's Right
  • Fate's Decision
  • Perfect Conditions
  • Miracles Do Happen
  • Daily Routine
  • Almost-Guaranteed Victory
  • So-So, I Suppose
  • Feeling Good
  • Difficulties Ahead


  • Control Stick – Move Cursor
  • A Button – Confirm

In-Game Text[edit]

  • Rules"Select a machine you think will reach the finish line. Use the names as best as you can predict the winner."
  • Advice"Any machine with a positive name has a better chance at winning the race than a machine with a negative name."