Goomba to Maneuver
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The player is seen coming in from the bottom of the top screen holding a flag with their color, and ten Goombas are seen following their steps. The minigame then begins.
The player must direct the 10 Goombas to the end of a course filled with Thorny Flowers. The Touch Screen displays the number of Goombas each player currently has. If a Goomba touches one of the Thorny Flowers, it will disappear; if any Goombas were behind the one that disappeared, they will speed up to catch-up. If the player touches any of the Thorny Flowers, they will be stunned and sent backwards, though they don't lose a point. As they progress along the course, more Thorny Flowers and ones larger in size appear. If at anytime the player loses all their 10 Goombas, their game ends automatically and they receive 4th place. The player who has the most Goombas after all 4 reach the finish line wins.
When a player reaches the goal or loses all their Goombas, the word "Finish!" will be given to them, though they must wait until everyone finishes. This is the only minigame in which "Finish!" is given independently for each player, rather than for all players.
Once all 4 players reach the goal, the screen fades to back then to the scene where all characters are shown. The player with the most Goombas does a success animation, and the player with the fewest Goombas does a failure animation; although multiple characters can do their failure animations if they tie for last place, they are not placed 4th unless at least two players lose all their Goombas.
After that, the screen changes to a light-blue background with the characters doing their respective poses based off which position they placed in. If neither player is able to lead any Goombas to the finish, the minigame ends in a draw although the victory music still plays.
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