Quicksand Cache

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Quicksand Cache
Wario Bowser in Quicksand Cache from Mario Party 2
Quicksand Cache from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 coin minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track This Way That
Music sample
Mario Party 2:

Mario Party Superstars:

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


The introduction to Quicksand Cache

The player in the Bowser Suit is standing in the middle of the quicksand. A coin falls in, and Baby Bowser (Bowser Jr. in Mario Party Superstars) goes to get it and sinks 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, but they will keep the number collected. In Mario Party Superstars, the coin total is shared between the three players instead of individually.

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.


Mario Party 2[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

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

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Solo Side (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick (Right) – Spin Sand Clockwise
  • Control Stick (Left) – Spin Sand Counterclockwise

Team Side (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"The player in the Bowser Suit controls the quicksand. Try to pull down all of your Coin-collecting rivals."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Coaster)"Collect Coins without getting sucked into the quicksand. Get 10/15 Coins to clear this Mini-Game."
  • Advice"Watch the sand and keep moving so that you don't get sucked under!"
  • Advice (Mini-Game Coaster)"Move left and right to keep from getting sucked under the quicksand."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Stop your rivals from collecting coins!"
  • Team side: "If you get sucked into the quicksand, you lose."


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)
Dutch Zandkolk Sand Vortex
French Sables émouvants Pun on sables mouvants (quicksand) and sables émouvants (sad sands)
German Treibsand-Wirbel Quicksand Eddy
Italian Le Sabbie Mobili The Quicksand
Korean 위험! 개미지옥
Wiheom! Gaemijiok
Danger! Antlion Pit
Portuguese Areia Moediça Pun on areia movediça (quicksand) and moeda (coin)
Russian Деньги в песок
Den'gi v pesok
Money in the sand
Spanish Arenas Movedizas Quicksand