Pipe Maze (minigame)

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Pipe Maze
The minigame Pipe Maze.
Appears in Mario Party
Type 1-vs-3 Coin mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track The Room Underground
Music sample

Pipe Maze is a 1-vs-3 minigame from Mario Party. It is based on the Japanese game amidakuji.


In this minigame, there is a maze-like network of pipes with four entrances and four exits. The solo player is given a Treasure Chest, which they must drop down one of the pipes. There are numerous twists and turns in the maze, so the player must watch carefully and see which pipe leads where. Additionally, the entire maze is scrolled through quickly, which can be a challenge to track the route of the pipes. The player who receives the Treasure Chest receives ten Coins from it.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move chest
  • A Button – Drop chest

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Drop the Treasure Chest into the pipe so it falls down to you. Move the chest with Control Stick and drop it with A Button."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Drop the chest in the Pipe[sic] so that it reaches you. When you get the chest, you clear the game."
  • Advice"As the maze scrolls by, watch closely, and wind your way to the top."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドキドキあみだドカン
Dokidoki Amida Dokan
Heart-Pounding Amida Pipe

French Laby-tuyaux
Portmanteau of labyrinthe (maze) and tuyaux (pipes)
German Röhren-Labyrinth
Pipe Maze
Italian Pipe Maze[1]
Spanish Laberinto de Tuberías
Pipe Labyrinth


  • This is the only 1-vs-3 minigame in the Mario Party series where only one player on the team of three can be a winner.
    • This is also one of the three non-4-Player minigames in the original Mario Party to have winning text; the others are Tug o' War and Bombsketball.


  1. ^ Mario Party European manual, pag. 141