Big Top Drop
|Big Top Drop|
|Appears in||Mario Party 5|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||In Great Fear|
The crowd is cheering in the background with the team characters on the tightrope looking at the camera. The lights then go out with the swinging lone character dropping two balls between the team characters, scaring them as they almost lose their balance. The lighting gets brighter and the minigame begins.
The goal for the solo player is to eliminate the three opposing players, who are on a tightrope. The solo player drops balls from a swing, while the other three players walk on the tightrope, trying to evade the balls that are falling from above. They can also jump to maneuver around other players, but the jumper gets stunned after jumping for trying to attain balance. Anyone caught in the way of the balls is knocked off the tightrope and out of the minigame. The solo player wins if they knock off all the opponents. The team players win if at least one of them lasts 30 seconds on the tightrope.
If the team players win, any remaining ones turn around, hop to a platform in the background, and celebrate as a spotlight shines on each of them, confetti falls on them, and the crowd cheers. If the solo player wins, the solo player jumps from the swing, lands on a nearby platform with a few balls on top, and celebrates as a spotlight shines on them, confetti falls on them, and the crowd cheers.
Solo (1 player)
- – Drop balls
- – Throw balls up
Group (3 players)
- – Move (left/right)
- – Jump
- Rules – "One player swings on the swing and drops balls on the other three, who must dodge the balls while walking on a tightrope."
- Advice 1 – "The solo player uses or to drop balls on the three players below."
- Advice 2 – "The movement of the three players is very slow. They'll need to watch closely for the falling balls!"
Names in other languages
|Drop and Dodge|
|French||La Corde raide||The Tightrope|
|Italian||Il trapezista folle||The insane trapeze artist|
|Spanish||En la cuerda floja||On the Tightrope|