Dinger Derby

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Dinger Derby
Dinger Derby from Mario Party 5
Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Initial record 15 (Mario Party 5)
5 (Mario Party: The Top 100)
19 (Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Everybody Party
Music sample
Mario Party 5:

Mario Party: The Top 100: Mario Party Superstars:

Dinger Derby is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 5, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. It was also included as part of a Mario Party 5 demo found on a bonus disc bundled with preorder copies of Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The minigame's name is a variation of the name of the real-life Home Run Derby.

Introduction[edit]

Artwork of Daisy swinging a bat from the minigame

The camera is zoomed in on one of the players, and zooms out as each of them takes a practice swing, then hits a baseball. In The Top 100, only the animation of players hitting a baseball is shown.

Gameplay[edit]

Each player has 30 baseballs thrown at them by a pitching machine and must hit as many of them as possible. There are four types of pitches: a standard pitch, a fastball, a slowball, and a screwball that wobbles furiously. Which pitch is thrown depends on how long the machine winds up to throw. A fast windup indicates a slowball, a normal windup indicates a standard pitch, a slow windup indicates a fastball, and an even slower windup indicates a screwball. If the player manages to hit a ball at one of the spectators, the spectator is dazed for a moment. The player(s) who hit(s) the most balls win(s). If everyone hits the same number of balls, the game ends in a tie.

Decathlon[edit]

This minigame appears in the "Decathlon" modes in both Mario Party 5 and The Top 100. It is the sixth minigame in Mario Party 5, and the first minigame in The Top 100's Half Decathlon. Here, the player's objective is to hit as many balls as possible to earn as many points as possible, up to 1,000. In both games, a player can get 1,000 if they can hit all 30 balls. The default record for this minigame in Mini-Game Decathlon is 17 points in Mario Party 5 and 10 points in The Top 100.

Mario Party: The Top 100's scoring system[edit]

Players earn ~47.368 points times the number of balls hit for the first 19 balls; after 19 balls, the player scores 900 points plus another ~9.091 points for each additional hit. Decimals are rounded down.

The scoring in Mario Party: The Top 100 is much more lenient. A result of 20 gives the player 909 points; the same result in Mario Party 5 gives the player only 500 points.[1]

Ending[edit]

In Mario Party 5 and Mario Party Superstars, the camera changes angle and the bats disappear. The winner(s) then perform(s) their victory animation(s) while the loser(s) perform(s) their losing animation(s), as the crowd cheers and confetti and balloons appear to commend the winner's/winners' success. In Mario Party 5, if any player manages to hit all 30 balls, a hot air balloon with a big number 30 on it will appear.

Controls[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • A Button – Swing

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • A Button: Swing

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • A Button – Swing

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Swing the baseball bat and hit the pitches from the pitching machine. Whoever hits the most pitches wins."
  • Advice"Try watching the speed of the arm to predict the speed of the pitch."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Swing at just the right moment to hit the machine's pitches!"
  • On-screen"Swing at the right time to hit the pitches!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Swing at just the right moment to hit the machine's pitches."

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハッスルバッティング
Hassuru Battingu
Hustle Batting
Dutch Honkbalhectiek Hectic Baseball
French Batte la Balle! Beat the Ball!
German Baseball-Ballerei Baseball Shoot
Italian A tutto baseball Full baseball ahead
Korean 허슬 배팅
Heoseul Baeting
Hustle Batting
Portuguese Batebol From "bate" (beat) and "-bol" (a suffix for the names of sports, which is the loanword of English word "ball")
Russian Отбивай-ка!
Otbivaj-ka!
Spanish Dale al bate Swing the Bat

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PeachApricorn (May 22, 2013). Mario Party 5 ~ Mini-Game Decathlon (Mini-Game Mode). YouTube. Retrieved November 10, 2017.