Panic Pinball

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Panic Pinball
Panic Pinball.PNG
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Everybody Party

Panic Pinball is a 2-vs-2 minigame found in Mario Party 5.

Gameplay[edit]

Each player controls either the left or right flipper on their team's pinball board. There are many objects on the board that can be used to get points. The three spheres at the top can be hit for ten, fifty, or 100 points. Hitting Goomba from above or below will set the slots in motion; matching three in a row will give the team an extra 500, 1,000, or 2,000 points. Hitting the spring will award 200 points as well as launch the ball toward the Bowser head in the middle, making it count down from five. Whichever team makes the Bowser head reach zero will be awarded with many extra pinballs, which can subsequently be used to rack up big points.

If at any time the team loses the ball, another one will be given after a few seconds. The only exception to this rule is if the team hits their ball into the other team's pinball board, in which case they must wait for the other team to lose one of their pinballs. The maximum time limit in this minigame is 60 seconds.

The team with the most points after one minute wins. However, if a human player and their teammate beats the high score of 5,000, when the timer runs out, a new record will appear on the screen to tell the player that a brand new record is set.

Controls[edit]

  • A Button – Activate Flipper

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Control the pinball flippers with your teammate, and try to get the most points. The team with the most points wins."
  • Advice 1"Try to get the Bowser Counter down to zero. If a team does this, several balls will be in play for that team!"
  • Advice 2"If you hit Goomba with a ball, the wheels will start turning! If you line up the pictures, you can score really big points!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese パニック! ピンボール
Panikku! pinbōru
Panic Pinball!
Spanish Máquina de bolas Ball machine
French Tous à vos flips! All to your flippers!
German Pinball-Panik! Panic Pinball!
Italian Flipper Impazzito Mad Pinball