The Beetle Race is a minigame in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. It takes place on Booster Hill. Mario needs to purchase a Beetle Box from Beetles Are Us in Seaside Town to be able to play this minigame. A new Beetle Box must be purchased every time this minigame is played.
The minigame involves Mario running up the mountain and jumping on barrels or Snifits to catch beetles. The beetles come in three varieties and are valued differently. In order of increasing size and value, female beetles are worth one coin, big males are worth 50 coins, and rare gold beetles are worth one Frog Coin. Partway through the course, the Snifits change their tactics and start moving left and right as they charge at Mario. The minigame ends when Mario reaches the top of Booster Hill, where his beetles are tallied. Mario can then return to Beetles Are Us to claim whatever prizes his haul of beetles amounts to.
Names in other languages
- Super Mario RPG Japanese instruction booklet, page 46.