The minigame starts in an arcade, consisting of mostly claw machines with prizes such as Goomba or Koopa Troopa plushies. There is a Mii or Koopa Troopa at one of them, attempting to get a penguin plushie, then the camera moves right to the two other machines. The four players arrive at the scene and are excited to play. The solo player takes the machine on the left, and the trio takes the one on the right.
The solo player has a large basket, and the trio has three small baskets, one each. In addition, the single player's machine will drop coins and Spiny Eggs at a steady rate, while the team's will be more erratic. They must move their baskets to grab coins and avoid Spiny Eggs. If a player catches a Spiny Egg, they will be unable to move for a short time. There is no winning or losing at this game (unless no coins were caught).
At the end of the minigame, all the players do a winning pose (or slump in disappointment if no coins were collected), and the coins they collected are added to their inventory.
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