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.

Gameplay[edit]

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. It is extremely difficult to determine which pipe will lead to which player, because the maze is scrolled through rather quickly. There are numerous twists and turns in the maze, so the player must watch carefully and see which pipe leads where. The player can only hope that the chest makes it to their position. The player who receives the Treasure Chest will receive ten Coins from it.

Controls[edit]

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."
  • 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
Spanish Laberinto de Tuberías Pipe Labyrinth

Trivia[edit]

  • This is the only 1-vs-3 minigame in the 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.