Item Space

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Item Space
An Item Space in Mario Party Superstars
Purpose Triggers an item mini-game (Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, and Mario Party Superstars)
Summons Toad or Baby Bowser (Mario Party 3 only)
Gives the player a free item (Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Super Mario Party)
First appearance Mario Party 2 (1999)
Latest appearance Tetris 99 (27th Maximus Cup, cameo) (2021)
Mario Party Superstars (2021, Mario franchise)

The Item Space is a rare space that appears on boards in Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, Super Mario Party, and Mario Party Superstars.

History[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

If a player lands on this space in Mario Party 2, the player will play an item minigame for a chance to get an item. The minigame varies on the board being played.

Note that no item minigame will be played if it is either the last turn or the player already has an item. In both of these cases, the space will have no effect.

Mario Party 3[edit]

In Mario Party 3, the player either plays an Item minigame or is visited by either Toad or Baby Bowser, who will ask the player a question. The Item minigame that is played whenever a player lands on this space is chosen by a roulette from a list of them, rather than having a single game for each board like in Mario Party 2.

Baby Bowser's questions are "yes-or-no" questions, such as "Do you like to study?". Childish answers generally earn the player more/better items. More mature answers may cause him to say "Don't go around saying stuff just so people will like you!" and give the player nothing.

Toad's questions are choice-oriented, such as "What kind of item would you most like to have?", and offer three possible choices. Greedy answers (depending on the player's ranking) are more likely to cause Toad to leave and give the player nothing. More generous answers generally net the player more/better items, or possibly a rare item.

If the player already has three items in their possession and/or it is the last turn of the game, the space has no effect.

Toad's possible questions can be:

  • "If you saw 50 coins lying in the road, what would you do?"
  • "If you were to get an item, what kind would you want?"
  • "If you were to have Boo get something for you, what would it be?"
  • "What kind of item would you like to have?"

Baby Bowser's possible questions can be:

  • "Are you a picky eater?" (saying "yes" is childish; saying "no" is mature)
  • "Can you be patient for things you really want?" (saying "no" is childish; saying "yes" is mature)
  • "Do you always keep your room clean?" (saying "no" is childish; saying "yes" is mature)
  • "Do you brush your teeth after every meal?" (saying "no" is childish; saying "yes" is mature)
  • "Do you like to study?" (saying "no" is childish; saying "yes" is mature)
  • "Do you like to tease?" (saying "yes" is childish; saying "no" is mature)

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

After a long absence, the item space reappears in Mario Party: Island Tour and only appears in the Perilous Palace Path board. In this game, the Item Space are blue with a ? Block on it. The player who lands on the space gets one of the following items:

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Item Spaces also appear in Mario Party: Star Rush, exclusive to the Toad Scramble and Balloon Bash modes. Like in Mario Party: Island Tour, their icon is a ? Block, and they grant the player one of the following items:

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Item Spaces return in Mario Party: The Top 100, with the same effects as in Mario Party: Star Rush.

Super Mario Party[edit]

In Super Mario Party, the Item Space makes its return to a console Mario Party game after 18 years, operating much like the Mushroom Space back in the first Mario Party. The player hits a roulette block that allows the player to gain one of three possible items. The three possible items differ from space to space, and come from this list:

The space will still trigger the roulette even on the final turn.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Item Spaces make a reappearance in Mario Party Superstars on every board except Peach's Birthday Cake. They look largely the same as in Super Mario Party, being green-colored spaces with a Mushroom depicted on it, but this time, they function similarly to the ones in Mario Party 3, where the player that lands on the space is sent to play an item minigame, where they have a chance to gain an item. So far, the items that can be received from the minigames are:

Official profiles[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Wii Virtual Console manual: "The Item minigame, where you can acquire items, begins. (This is only in cases where you don't have any items.)"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイテムマス
Aitemu Masu
Item Space
Dutch Voorwerpvakje Item space
Italian Spazio oggetto Item space
Portuguese (NOA) Casa de item Item Space
Portuguese (NOE) Casa Item Item Space
Russian Поле «Предмет»
Pole «Predmet»
Spanish Casilla de objeto Item Space