Motor Rooter

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Motor Rooter
Motor Rooter from Mario Party 3.
Motor Rooter from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type Duel minigame
Time limit 60 seconds (NTSC version of Mario Party 3; Mario Party Superstars)
38 seconds (PAL version of Mario Party 3)
Music track Nice and Easy / Let's Tread Lightly... (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

Motor Rooter is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars. The name is a pun on "Roto-Rooter."


Players attempt to reach the goal by racing with Koopa Shell-like hovercrafts in pipes. The players can move all around the inside of the pipes. On the way, there are acceleration panels shaped like red arrows that make the player speed up. There are also Amps that are indicated by lightning bolts on the central map. Their shock waves cover all but two of eight spaces the player can be riding on. If the player gets shocked, they are stunned and their speed suddenly decreases. The first player who reaches the goal wins. If neither player reaches the goal within the time limit, the minigame ends in a draw.

In Mario Party Superstars, the minigame has a more futuristic appearance. Additionally, characters vocalize every time they move, speed up, or are shocked.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Control Stick left – Move clockwise
  • Control Stick right – Move counterclockwise

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left) – Move Clockwise
  • Control Stick (Right) – Move Counterclockwise

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Game Rules
    • Tumble: "Race a Koopa shell through the winding pipe. Drive over acceleration panels to increase your speed."
    • Goomba: "It's a Koopa shell race in a pipe! Run over an acceleration panel for a quick speed burst!"
  • Advice
    • Tumble: "There are Amps in the pipes waiting to slow you down. Try to slip through their electric attack."
    • Goomba: "Amps are within the pipes and will slow you down by shocking you! Navigate well to avoid them!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Race a Shell through the winding pipe, and get to the finish line before your rival. Navigate well to avoid the Amps!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビリキューコースター
Birikyū kōsutā
Amp Coaster

Dutch Turbotunnel
French (NOA) Cata-Course
Catacomb Race
French (NOE) F-Dingo
Pun on "F-Zero" and "Dingo" meaning "crazy".
German Turbo-Tunnel
Italian Turbogusci
Turbo Shells
Korean 감전볼 코스터
Gamjeonbol Koseuteo
Amp Coaster

Portuguese Corrida Chocante
Shocking Race
Russian Гонки по трубе
Gonki po trube
Pipe race

Spanish Koopa-Carrera
Koopa Race