|Appears in||Mario Party 6|
|Time limit||5 minutes|
|Music track||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 research.
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 cannot solve the mazes before time is up, then he wishes the player good luck in solving them.
The aim of the minigame is to reach the end of five mazes in five minutes. It is one of the three one-player minigames available in Mario Party 6. On every level, the player can also find another character wandering around: These include a penguin, an 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.
|#||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 30 seconds.|
|15||Grandmaster Maze-cracker||"You fear no labyrinth!"||Find all characters and complete all mazes in over two minutes and 30 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 30 seconds.|
|13||Conundrum Destroyer||"Few mazes can stand in your way..."||Find all characters and complete all mazes in over three minutes and 30 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 30 seconds.|
|11||Maze Ninja||"Even the most complex mazes fear your wrath!"||Find all characters and complete all mazes in over four minutes and 30 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.|
- – Move
- – Overhead view
- Rules – "Find the end of Prof. E. Gadd's maze! You'll 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
|French||Dédale Tastroff||E. Gadd Maze|
|Italian||Dedalo Strambic||E. Gadd Maze|
|Spanish||Conejillo de Indias||Guinea Pig|