Big Dripper (minigame)

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Big Dripper
Wario getting stung in Big Dripper from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Fun in the Sun
Music sample

Big Dripper is a 4-Player minigame that is found in Mario Party 7. Its name is a pun on the name of the asterism the Big Dipper. Its gameplay is similar to that of Oil Panic, a game released for the Game & Watch.


The four characters carrying their colored jars appear, standing near puddles of honey drips. The hives at both sides quake as the bees fly out into the open space as all the players duck to avoid the attack. The bees then fly back into their hives as the players stand up, believing that the area is safe. The minigame then starts.


Players try to collect honey that drips from the honeycombs on the ceiling within the time limit of 30 seconds. The players can notice the drips by seeing their shadows on the honey drip spots. The players must collect the drips before they land on the floor. Additionally, the hives residing at both of the sides occasionally rumble, signaling the players that the bees will fly out into the outdoors. The players have to duck to avoid the mass of bees, or they risk being stunned, thus wasting a moment of time. At other times, the rumbling sensation from both of the hives results in a false alarm, meaning that the bees do not fly out. The player with the most drips of honey collected when time runs out wins the minigame. If two or more players have the same number of drips, those players win the minigame. However, if all players have no points, the minigame is considered a tie.


The players line up with their pots in front of them. Winners do their victory animations while losers do their losing animations. If all four players have the same number of points, they all celebrate; if no one has any points, they all perform their losing animations. During the victory and losing animations, the Goomba that can be seen running in the background is now seen getting chased by bees.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Duck

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Collect the honey that drips from the ceiling, but watch for swarms of killer bees!"
  • Advice 1"If the Controller starts to vibrate, bees are on the way! Duck with A Button and wait for them to leave!"
  • Advice 2"If the Rumble Feature is turned off, you'll see a "!" on the screen when the bees are coming."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あつめてハチミツ
Atsumete hachimitsu
Honey Collecting
French Ramasse-Miel Honey Gathering
German Bienengold Bees' Gold
Italian Miele dolce miele Honey, sweet honey
Spanish Colmena silvestre Wild Beehive