End of the Line

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End of the Line
End of the Line: Taking place in a desert, both players riding in their trains going towards the end, with Mario picking which path, and Donkey Kong picking the wrong path; resulting in a do-over. From Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type Duel mini-game
Music Big Trouble

End of the Line is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 3. Its name comes from the old saying "the end of the line."

Introduction[edit]

Somewhere in a desert, the players are standing on a railroad track and are startled when they turn around and see Steamer coming towards them, whistling. With no time for the players to react, Steamer then runs over them, knocking them onto a moving platform behind it. The minigame then begins.

Gameplay[edit]

The minigame begins with Steamer running into the players and bringing them onto its tender. They must navigate it back to the station. They are given a choice of two tunnels at a set of points to enter. Choosing an incorrect tunnel will cause the player to fall off a cliff and return to the start of the course. The first player to choose the correct tunnel at each of three junctions and arrive at the station with Steamer wins. If both players arrive at the station at the same time or if five minutes pass, the minigame will end in a draw.

Ending[edit]

When the winner comes out of the last true tunnel, Steamer brings them to the station, where they strike a victory pose.

Controls[edit]

  • Control Stick left – Select left tunnel
  • Control Stick right – Select right tunnel

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules
    • Tumble: "In order to get Steamer to the station, choose between the pairs of tunnels."
    • Goomba: "Climb aboard Steamer, then pick the right tunnel! If you pick the wrong tunnel, you'll fly off a cliff!"
  • Advice
    • Tumble: "If you remember which were the incorrect tunnels, you'll be able to proceed smoothly if you start over."
    • Goomba: "Even if you choose the wrong tunnel, you'll just start over. Don't forget which was the wrong one!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぼうそう!? シュッポー
Bōsō!? Shuppō
Running Wildly!? Steamer
French Cul-de-sac Dead End
German Endstation End of the Line
Spanish Fin del Camino End of the Line