Sink or Swim

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Sink or Swim
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Appears in Mario Party 6
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Blissful

Sink or Swim is a 1-vs-3 minigame in the game Mario Party 6. Its name is a play on the phrase "sink or swim", which describes a scenario where someone gets something right or fails, with no intermediate outcomes.

Introduction[edit]

The introduction shows the solo player trying to drop a mine on the group player in the middle of the pond and missing, after which they take their default position

Gameplay[edit]

The group players must avoid the mines that the solo player drops from above the pool they are in. The three players each have a breath meter; if they stay underwater too long, they will float to the top to get air, making it easier for the solo player to drop mines on them. Any group players hit by mines will be eliminated and sink out of sight. The solo player wins by eliminating all the other players; the group players win if at least one of them survives long enough.

Controls[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Drop a mine

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Change direction
  • A Button – Swim

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player drops mines in a pond while the other three players have to avoid getting hit!"
  • Advice 1"Don't stay underwater too long or you'll run out of air! Look for opportunities to go to the surface!"
  • Advice 2"The player on the surface should watch the others and aim carefully."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブクブクサバイバル
Bukubukusabaibaru
Bubbling Survival
Spanish Nadar sin parar Non-stop swim
French Vagues de Mines Mine Waves
German Minentaucher Mine Diver
Italian Mare Minato Mined Sea