Line in the Sand
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Line in the Sand is a 1-vs-Rivals minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The name is a play on the phrase "line in the sand," meaning a point of stopping. This game's concept is similar to that of Etch 'n' Catch from Mario Party 3.
The rivals run into the sand pen, chased by the solo player. The solo player stops at the grassy area, and the camera focuses on the sand pen.
The solo player attempts to eliminate all other players by drawing lines in the sand around them. If a complete shape is made, it darkens slightly, and any players inside its perimeter jump and are eliminated. If a player draws a line too long without connecting it, the beginning of the line is erased. If the solo player eliminates all three rivals within 30 seconds, they are victorious. If at least one rival remains after 30 seconds is up, the rivals are victorious.
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