Shell Game (minigame)

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This article is about the minigame from Mario Party. For the microgame of the same name from WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase, see Shell Game (microgame).
Shell Game
ShellGame.png
Appears in Mario Party
Type Single-player mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds
Music Taking Coins

Shell Game is a 1-player minigame found in Mario Party. This minigame takes place on top of a castle tower, along with a couple of other 1-player minigames.

Introduction[edit]

Four Koopa Troopas open their treasure chests. A pile of coins fly into the chest farthest to the left. The chests close and the Koopas will get into their shells and shuffle around.

Gameplay[edit]

The object of this minigame is to watch the Koopa Troopa with the Treasure Chest and pick the same one after the shells have shuffled. There are a total of four Koopa Troopas, each one identical to each other. If the player picks the wrong Koopa Troopa, five coins are lost as a result from losing the minigame. The game rewards the player ten coins if the minigame is won.

Ending[edit]

If the player picks the right shell, the coins fly toward them and they do a winning pose. If not, the correct Koopa will open its chest with the coins falling off of the tower. The player slumps in disappointment.

Controls[edit]

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"The Koopa Troopas hide their chests. Find the Koopa Troopa that has the treasure."
  • Advice"Watch carefully to see which Koopa Troopa has the treasure chest filled with Coins."

Trivia[edit]

  • Strangely, the game has many unneeded controls, because the player only has to approach the shell. The Koopa Troopas are also irregularly large.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコノコたまてばこ
Nokonoko Tamatebako
Koopa Troopa Treasure Chest
French Coquilla-jeu Seashell Game (The translator appears to have confused "Coquillage" (Seashell) with "Carapace" (Turtle shell)
German Hütchenspiel Literal translation