Shell Shocked

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Shell Shocked
Shell Shocked.png
Mario Party 2
Shell Shocked from Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Going for the Coins

Shell Shocked is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 2 and Mario Party: The Top 100. The term "shell shock" is used to describe a disturbance caused by a prolonged exposure to active warfare.


Shell Shocked as seen in the Mini-Game Coaster

The players attempt to knock out the rest of the players by shooting cannonballs with Koopa Tanks, tanks resembling Koopa Shells. Mario rides a red Koopa Tank, Luigi rides a blue one, Peach rides a pink one, Yoshi rides a green one, Wario rides a purple one, and Donkey Kong rides a brown one. In Mario Party: The Top 100, however, the colors are instead assigned by player number: red, blue, green, and yellow (for Players 1–4, respectively). Players can also use a lob shot if a player is behind a Warp Pipe. A player that gets hit with a cannonball twice becomes eliminated. In Mario Party 2, there are three randomly selected levels, which can be chosen by players in Mini-Game Land.

The levels vary depending on how many Warp Pipes are placed as obstacles.

  • Stage 1: One pipe in the center.
  • Stage 2: One pipe in the center of each wall. This is the stage used in The Top 100.
  • Stage 3: One pipe in the center, with eight pipes surrounding it.

In the Mini-Game Coaster, the stage that is used is dependent on the skill level that is played: Stage 2 is used for Normal, and Stage 1 is used for Hard. This is also the final minigame, where the human player plays against a team of three Koopa Kids, with Stage 3 being used.

In Mario Party 2, if all four players are knocked out of the game or the time limit reaches zero, the minigame ends in a draw.


Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Straight shot
  • B Button – Lob shot
  • Z Button – Fix aim

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • R Button: Strafe
  • B Button: Shoot upward
  • A Button: Shoot forward

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Captain a Koopa Tank in an all-out duel! If you get hit twice, you're shell-shocked!"
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Coaster)
    • World 4-5"Pilot your Koopa Tank and take on your rivals! Knock all opponents out to clear the game!"
    • World 9"It's a Baby Bowser Tank battle! Defeat all three Baby Bowsers to clear this Mini-Game!"
  • Advice"Press the Z Button Button to fix your aim in one direction and move in another."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Shoot the rival tanks! Get hit twice, and you're out!"
  • On-screen"Shoot the rival tanks!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドッカンせんしゃ
Dokkan sensha
Pipe/Kaboom Tanks
Dutch Tankslag Tank Battle
French Carapace Castagne Shell Rumble
German Panzer-Schlacht Tank Battle / Shell Battle (the word Panzer means both "tank" and "shell")
Italian Mine Vaganti Loose Cannons
Spanish (NOA) Tanques tácticos (Mario Party: The Top 100) Tactical tanks
Spanish (NOE) Choque de Conchas Shell Collision