Lab Brats

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Lab Brats
MP6 LabBrats.jpg
Appears in Mario Party 6
Type Rare mini-game
Time limit 5 minutes
Music Maze Manufactory (extended and remixed of Pumped Up and the E. Gadd's Garage theme)

Lab Brats is a rare minigame found in Mario Party 6. Its name is a pun on "lab rats", which are rats used for scientific researches.

Introduction[edit]

In the minigame's introduction, Professor Elvin Gadd states that he invented a maze-making machine, called the Maze Manufactory. He taunts the player, saying that they can't solve the mazes before time is up, then he wishes the player good luck in solving them.

Gameplay[edit]

The aim of the game is to reach the end of five mazes in five minutes. It is one of the only three 1-player minigames available in Mario Party 6. On every level, the player can also find another character wandering around: these include a Penguin, a Ukiki, a Koopa, a Goomba, and a Shy Guy. Only one appears on each floor, and they appear in a random order. Though they do not help the player directly, finding them contributes to the player's rank. A trampoline propels the player to the next maze. At the end, E. Gadd gives the player a rank, as high as 16 and as low as 1.

Ranks[edit]

# Name Quote How to obtain
16 Lord of the Labyrinth The Maze Manufactory bows before your awesome maze-cracking abilities! Find all characters and complete all mazes in under two minutes and thirty seconds
15 Grandmaster Maze-cracker You fear no labyrinth! Find all characters and complete all mazes in over two minutes and thirty seconds, but under three minutes
14 Maze Master Close to perfection, but not quite! Find all characters and complete all mazes in over three minutes, but under three minutes and thirty seconds
13 Conundrum Destroyer Few mazes can stand in your way... Find all characters and complete all mazes in over three minutes and thirty seconds, but under four minutes
12 Route-finding Fiend You are an unstoppable maze-solving force! Find all characters and complete all mazes in over four minutes, but under four minutes and thirty seconds
11 Maze Ninja Even the most complex mazes fear your wrath! Find all characters and complete all mazes in over four minutes and thirty seconds
10 Black Belt Maze-cracker N/A Complete all mazes and find four characters
9 Maze Boss You may be the boss, but my mazes can still stump you! Complete all mazes and find three characters
8 Maze Sprinter Maybe it's just my failing eyes, but you're a blur! Complete all mazes and find two characters
7 Maze Jogger Way to hustle, youngster! Complete all mazes and find one character
6 Brown Belt Maze-cracker N/A Complete all five mazes without finding any characters
5 White Belt Maze-cracker Don't let a simple white belt get to your head! Complete four mazes
4 Labyrinth Lurker You must enjoy spending time in the maze, because you aren't finding the exit! Complete three mazes
3 Maze Contestant At least you're trying... Complete two mazes
2 Normal Navigator Average in every way. Complete one maze
1 Laid-back Labyrinth Loser You couldn't navigate your way out of a sleeping bag! Fail to complete a single maze

Controls[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • R Button – Overhead view

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Find the end of Prof. E. Gadd's maze! You get a rank based on your speed and how many friends you find."
  • Advice"Use the overhead view to find the path to the exit and where the lost characters are."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese めいろファクトリー
Meiro Fakutorī
Labyrinth Factory
Spanish Conejillo de Indias Guinea Pig
French Dédale Tastroff E. Gadd Maze
German Chaos-Kabinett Chaos Closet
Italian Dedalo Strambic E. Gadd Maze