Shock Absorbers (Mario Party 5)
Shock Absorbers is a duel minigame found in Mario Party 5. Its name is a pun on shock absorbers, mechanical devices meant to soften jolts, typically associated with cars and other vehicles. The concept here is comparable to the one in Amplifried, a minigame from Mario Party Advance.
Various Amps appear inside an octagon of more Amps. Players attempt to avoid being shocked by the Amps as they arbitrarily bounce along the octagon-shaped arena. The Amps periodically shoot deadly bolts between themselves, which must be avoided.
This attack can be detected early by watching which Amps stop and glow. Two of the outer Amps and one in the middle stop and glow before shooting the electricity between themselves. A player loses if an Amp or beam of electricity is touched.
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