Quicksand Cache

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Quicksand Cache
Wario Bowser in Quicksand Cache from Mario Party 2
Appears in Mario Party 2
Type 1-vs-3 Coin mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music This Way That

Quicksand Cache is a 1-vs-3 Coin-collecting minigame found in Mario Party 2.


The player in the Bowser Suit is standing in the middle of the quicksand. A Coin falls in, and Baby Bowser goes to get it and falls into the quicksand. The three players not in the middle fall in.


Coins and Coin Bags fall into the quicksand as the minigame starts. Three players have to avoid being sucked into the core so they can get more Coins, while the other player in the Bowser Suit controls the quicksand and gets Coins automatically. If one of the players gets sucked into the core, that player will not be able to get any more Coins and they will keep the number collected.

In the Mini-Game Coaster, the human player is part of the team of three and must collect a certain number of Coins to win: 10 for Normal, and 15 for Hard. If the human player manages to collect the required Coin number but ends up falling into the quicksand, they will still win the minigame.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick right – Rotate sand clockwise
  • Control Stick left – Rotate sand counterclockwise

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"The player in the Bowser Suit controls the quicksand. Try to pull down all of your Coin-collecting rivals."
  • Advice"Watch the sand and keep moving so that you don't get sucked under!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ありじごく デンジャラス
Arijigoku denjarasu
Dangerous Antlion Pit (refers to cone-shaped pits created by antlions to trap prey, which the minigame resembles)
French Sables émouvants Pun with "quicksand" (sables mouvants) and "sad sands" (sables émouvants)
German Treibsand-Wirbel Quicksand Eddy
Italian Le Sabbie Mobili The Quicksand
Spanish Arenas Movedizas Quicksand