Pit or Platter

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Pit or Platter
MP9 4-Player Pit or Platter.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Initial record 50 points
Music track Fun Times
Music sample

Pit or Platter is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. Its name is a pun on the term "pitter-patter."


A ball drops onto the captain's plate. The screen splits to show all players.


Players try to earn the highest score by tilting their plates to roll the ball into glowing areas. For every consecutive area lit without the ball falling off, the point value is increased, the maximum being five points. If the ball falls off the plate, then the point value is reset to one per lit area. The player(s) with the highest score after 30 seconds win(s).

To clear this game in Time Attack, the player must earn at least 100 points. The bonus objective is achieved by not making the ball fall off even once.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Tilt the platter to roll your ball into the glowing areas. Earn more points by scoring repeatedly without dropping the ball."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Tilt the Wii Remote to control the angle of your platter."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かたむけボール
Katamuke bōru
Tilt Ball
Chinese 斜面滾球
Xiémiàn gǔn qiú
Incline Ball-Rolling
French Funamboule Pun on "funambule", meaning "acrobat", and "boule", meaning "ball"
German Ball-Balance Ball Balance
Italian Oscilladisco Swing-Disk
Spanish Platillos locos Crazy Platters