Random Ride

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Random Ride
Wario is first in Random Ride from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type Battle mini-game
Time limit 5 seconds to select a machine per turn
Music track Battle Match (choosing a ride)
How Far? (racing)
Music sample
Choosing a ride:


Random Ride is a Battle minigame found in Mario Party 5.


Random Ride from Mario Party 5
Gameplay of Random Ride

The minigame is mostly luck-based. The audience consists of Goombas and Koopa Troopas sitting on pink and yellow bleachers. According to the Koopa Troopa (host), each player has to pick a name from a list of competitors for a race (randomized). Generally, the more positive a machine's name, the better the chance that a player will win the race. When this minigame is played in a Battle Royale board game, the player in last place picks their machine first, with the player in first place picking last; in Free Play mode or Team Match, the players pick their machines in a random order. Players who choose early gain an advantage, and vice versa.

The possible names for the machines include the following:

  • Perfect Conditions
  • At Its Best
  • Daily Routine
  • So-So, I Suppose
  • Almost-Guaranteed Victory
  • Totally Terrible
  • Feeling Good
  • Difficulties Ahead
  • General Long Shot
  • Nothing's Right
  • Miracles Do Happen
  • Fate's Decision

After everyone has chosen their machine, a race plays by itself. The competitors soar across the ocean; they pass through blue-, pink-, yellow-, and orange-striped hot air balloons with Whomps, Shy Guys, Goombas, and Koopa Troopas cheering for them. Players get eliminated throughout the race through various misfortunes, such as engine blowouts and collisions with Banzai Bills. Eventually, one player is left; that player is declared the winner.


  • Control Stick – Move cursor
  • A Button – Confirm

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Select the machine you think will reach the finish line. Use the names as best as you can to predict the winner."
  • Advice"Any machine with a positive name has a better chance at winning the race than a machine with a negative name."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese うんまかせダービー
Unmakase dābī
Fate-Trusting Derby

French Gymkhana Aérien
Aerial Gymkhana
German Fortuna-Rennen
Luck Race
Italian La gara della fortuna
The luck competition
Spanish En manos del azar
In Fate's Hands