Ion the Prize

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Ion the Prize
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Tilt sorter
Buttons: None
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Feelin' Cyber

Ion the Prize is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name comes from the phrase "eyes on the prize", which means staying focused on the positive outcome or goal.


The two players will be in some sort of space lab and encased in capsules. A yellow see-saw like object appears above them. The game then begins.


The objective is to sort as many green and pink balls into their proper containers as possible by tilting the yellow plate using the Wii Remote. The balls fall down at a steady rate, and the colors have no pattern. During the last five seconds, the speed of the balls increases substantially. The player that sorts the most balls correctly within the time limit wins, and if both players didn't sort all the balls or if both players sorted the same balls correctly, the game ends in a tie.


The pink and green containers retract into the alcoves on either side of the player, the metallic doors close, and the nozzle on the ceiling retracts, replaced by a hologram of a swirling fireball. If no one sorts any balls or if both players had the same amount of the balls sorted, nothing else will happen as "Tie" appears on the screen.

Test for the Best[edit]

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame and his or her objective is to sort as many balls to the right color as possible within 30 seconds.

The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points Earned Required in Minigame
A+ 1,000 58 balls
A 900 52 balls
B 800 46 balls
C 700 40 balls
D 600 34 balls

Note that it is possible to get a score of 59 to 61 balls, if this is achieved, the player only receives 1,000 points, no more than that.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Tilt the sorting device to pour the colored blobs into their appropriate containers."
  • Hint"Tilt your panel just right to get blobs into the containers. Don't tilt too far, or you won't have time to react!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いろわけパニック
Irowake panikku
Color Coding Panic
Spanish Mezcla imperfecta Imperfect blend
French Mise à l'Éprouvette Test Tube Focus (pun on éprouvette, "test tube", and mise à l'épreuve, "put to the test")
German Teilchenteiler Particle Divider
Italian Divis-Ioni Divis-Ions