Pianta Pool

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Pianta Pool
MP9 4-Player Pianta Pool.png
Free-for-All version
MP9 Pianta Pool Perspective Mode.png
Perspective Mode version
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Island Activities

Pianta Pool is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9.

Introduction[edit]

The camera pans from the ocean to the pool. A Pianta catches two pink rings and a golden ring, which are thrown from offscreen.

Gameplay[edit]

Players try to earn points by collecting rings. When players get rings, they lift them up and multiple Cheep Cheeps jump through them; points are distributed based on how many Cheep Cheeps leap through the rings. Pink rings give the player three points, and the golden ring gives the player five points. Only once all three rings have been collected does the Pianta throw them out again. It is possible for players to get multiple rings in the same round if they get the first ring quickly enough. If a player is holding a ring after time runs out, they will still get the number of points that ring is worth. The player with the highest score at the end of the minigame wins.

This game is also available in Perspective Mode, in which the camera is zoomed in on the player, and moves with them, allowing only limited sight of the area.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Grab as many of the rings the Pianta throws into the pool as you can! Pink rings are worth three points. Gold rings are worth five points."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt it in the direction you want your character to move."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese わくぐりプクプク
Wakuguri pukupuku
Wicket Wheel Cheep Cheep
Spanish Circo acuático Aquatic Circus
French (NOA) À vos cerceaux At your hoops
French (NOE) Cheep Cheep en piste Cheep Cheep in track
German Palma-Pool Pianta Pool
Italian Smackanelli Cheep-Rings
Chinese 漂浮套圈圈
Piāofú tào quān quān
Floating Ring Toss