Motor Rooter

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Motor Rooter
Motor Rooter from Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type Duel mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds (NTSC version)
38 seconds (PAL version)
Music Nice and Easy

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


Players attempt to reach the goal by racing with Koopa Shells 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.


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

In-game text[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!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビリキューコースター
Birikyū kōsutā
Amp Coaster
French F-Dingo Pun on "F-Zero" and "Dingo" meaning "crazy".
German Turbo-Tunnel -
Spanish Koopa-Carrera Koopa Race