Bus Buffer

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Bus Buffer
Bus Buffer from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 2-vs.-2 mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track In Great Fear
Music sample

Bus Buffer is a 2-vs.-2 minigame found in Mario Party 5.


The object of this game is to clean the buses' roofs after a Shy Guy spills a can of green paint on them. The teams must work together to cover the most area and clean their buses. The first team to completely do so wins. If time runs out, the team that got the higher percentage clean wins.


The camera changes angle to the winners, who do their victory dances while their bus sparkles. At the same time, the losers sulk.


  • Control Stick – Move buffer

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Polish the roof of the bus completely. The team that clears its bus first wins!"
  • Advice"The buffer's hard to control, so focus on controlling it."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピカピカ!クリーナー
Pikapika! Kurīnā
Shiny Cleaner
French Et qu'ça brille! And it will shine! (a popular French way to demand "Clear it well!")
German Saubermänner in Aktion Cleaning in Action
Italian Vernice fresca Wet paint
Spanish Dar cera, pulir cera Waxing, Cleaning Wax (a reference to the quote "Wax on, wax off" from the film The Karate Kid)


The reflections of the buses in Bus Buffer
The reflections in question
  • The reflection of the buses uses a different model from the one seen in-game.[1]


  1. ^ The Bus Buffer minigame in Mario Party 5. Supper Mario Broth (May 27, 2016).