Gyro for the Gold

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Gyro for the Gold
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Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame

Gyro for the Gold (Rolling Racer in PAL versions) is a General minigame in Mario Party: Island Tour. The name of the minigame is a pun on the phrase "go for the gold." This minigame is a reference to the Star Ball sections in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. Besides the similar gameplay, the music is covered in this minigame and it speeds up or slows down depending on the movements made.


The camera shows the goal (a castle rooftop with four Goal Poles), then scrolls backwards to the competitors.


Players are on balls, which they must roll to the finish line, passing through the obstacle course. The Nintendo 3DS gyro sensor is used to roll the ball.

Soon after the starting line, a ramp sends the players to a green platform filled with mushrooms that keep appearing and disappearing. If a character touches one, they will bounce back. Following a second ramp, there is a grayish platform where blue Brick Blocks fall onto. They cannot be broken, so competitors must bypass them. The final area is a set of fences and two elevators that move side to side. A blue ramp launches the player directly onto their respective finish spot.


  • Tilt motion control – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesNTSC "Guide your character through the obstacle course as quickly as possible."
  • RulesPAL "Balance on the ball while navigating the obstacle course and speed your way to the finish."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かたむけ玉乗りレース
Katamuke tamanori rēsu
Tilted Ball-Riding Race
Spanish (NOA) Rueda que rueda Wheel that Rolls
Spanish (NOE) Rodabolas Portmanteau on rodar (roll) and bolas (balls)
French Parcours gyroscopique Gyroscopic Course
Dutch Rollende Race Rolling Race
German Balancierballrennen Balance Ball Race
Italian Rotolamento matto Madman rolling
Portuguese Corrida Rolante Rolling Race