Ion the Prize

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Ion the Prize
A duel in Ion the Prize in Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Feelin' Cyber
Music sample

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. If a tie occurs, both players' pink and green containers do not retract and the lights go out.

Test for the Best[edit]

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
F 0 N/A N/A Complete Meltdown

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

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!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いろわけパニック
Irowake panikku
Color Coding Panic

French Mise à l'Éprouvette
Pun on "éprouvette" (test tube) and "mise à l'épreuve" (put to the test)
German Teilchenteiler
Particle Divider
Italian Divis-Ioni
Korean 나눠 담기 패닉
Nanwo Damgi Paenig
Share Panic

Spanish Mezcla imperfecta
Imperfect Blend