Lakitu Launch

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Lakitu Launch

Lakitu Launch is one of Wario's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS and an Action minigame in New Super Mario Bros.

The music used in this minigame is an arrangement of the track played in Big Boo's Haunt's merry-go-round, like in Bingo Ball and Slots Shot.


The player must use the stylus to aim the slingshot and launch Spiny Eggs into the giant Green Shells the Lakitus are carrying. If the player shoots many Spiny Eggs into the same Green Shell, it will drop to the bottom of the area temporarily, possibly allowing the player to earn a few quick extra hits. After 30 seconds, the Spinies jump out of the shells and are counted.

The multiplayer version of Lakitu Launch is Vs. Lakitu Launch. The 1-on-1 version of the same name, however, is completely different from the single-player version.

In-game instructions[edit]

  • Super Mario 64 DS: "Shoot as many balls as you can into the tubs within the allotted time."
  • New Super Mario Bros.: "Shoot as many Spinies as you can into the tubs within the allotted time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たまいれパチンコ
Tamaire Pachinko
Ball-Launching Slingshot
Chinese 弹弓投篮
Dàn'gōng Tóulán
Slingshot Basketball
French Paniers Lakitu Lakitu hoop
German Lakitu unter Beschuss Lakitu under attack
Italian Fionda-Lakitu
Vasche Lakitu (Super Mario 64 DS)
Lakitu Tubs
Korean 새총으로 가시돌이알 넣기
Saechong eulo gasidoli-al neoki
Put Spiny Eggs in with Slingshot
Spanish Cuela la bola Crash the Ball