Penny Pinchers

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Penny Pinchers
Gameplay of Penny Pinchers in Mario Party DS.
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 20 seconds
Music track Into the Fairy Tale
Music sample

Penny Pinchers is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party DS. The name comes from an idiom that describes ones who spend their money carefully.


The solo player must collect coins that come from a treasure chest and avoid beads. If a bead hits the solo player, they are temporarily stunned. Red Coins also appear and are worth five regular coins. If a coin falls down into the bottom screen, the other three players must touch the coin with Stylus to collect it. At the end of the minigame, the players win all the coins they have collected.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Stylus – Tap to extend your grabber

In-game text[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Rules"Grab the coins that spill from the chest, but don't get hit by beads. Red coins are worth five times as much as the normal ones."
  • Tips"You'll be stunned for a while if you're hit by a bead, so be careful when you're running for coins."

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Rules"Use your grabber to get the coins that slip past (opponent) on the top screen. Red coins are worth five times as much as the normal ones."
  • Tips"Divide up the lower-screen area with your teammates so you don't let any coins slip by you."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どたばたコインキャッチ
Dotabata Koin Kyatchi
Slapstick Coin Catch

French Aggripe-sous
Pun with "Aggripe" (Catch) and "Grippe-Sous" (moneygrabber)
German Schatz-Stibitzen
Treasure Pilfer
Italian Gettoni a Go-Go
Money Galore
Korean 바쁘다 바빠 코인 캐치
Bappeuda Bappa Koin Kaechi
Busy, Busy Coin Catch

Spanish Mangantes de calderilla
Small Change Pinchers