Ion the Prize
|Ion the Prize|
|Appears in||Mario Party 8|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||Feelin' Cyber|
Ion the Prize is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8, as well as a single-player minigame in Test for the Best. Its name comes from the phrase "eyes on the prize," which refers to staying focused on the positive outcome or goal.
The two players are in some sort of space lab and are encased in capsules. A yellow seesaw-like object appears above them. The game then begins.
The objective is to sort as many green and pink blobs into their proper containers as possible by tilting the yellow panel by using the Wii Remote. The blobs fall down at a steady rate, and the colors have no pattern. During the last five seconds, the speed of the blobs increases substantially. The player that sorts more blobs correctly within the time limit wins. If neither player sorts any blobs or if both players sort the same number of blobs correctly, the minigame ends in a tie.
The winner cheers as 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.
Test for the Best
In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must sort as many blobs to the right color as possible within 30 seconds. The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:
|Grade||Points earned||Score required in minigame (NTSC)||Score required in minigame (PAL)||Title|
|A+||1,000||58 blobs||50 blobs||Quicksilver Separator|
|A||900||52 blobs||45 blobs||Superior Separator|
|B||800||46 blobs||40 blobs||Skilled Separator|
|C||700||40 blobs||35 blobs||Semi-Separator|
|D||600||34 blobs||30 blobs||Radio-Inactive|
Note that it is possible to get a score of 59 to 62 (NTSC)/51 to 54 (PAL) blobs; if this is achieved, the player receives no more than 1,000 points.
- Wii Remote: Tilt sorter
- Buttons: None
- 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
|Color Coding Panic|
|French||Mise à l'Éprouvette||Pun on "éprouvette" (test tube) and "mise à l'épreuve" (put to the test)|
|Korean||나눠 담기 패닉
Nanwo Damgi Paenig
|Spanish||Mezcla imperfecta||Imperfect Blend|