Sock It to Lakitu
The players must run around the field, hitting blocks that appear in groups of three. Four images on the blocks cycle: a Bullet Bill, two Bullet Bills, three Bullet Bills, and a Spiny Egg. New blocks will not spawn until all three of the existing blocks have been hit.
The images indicate what the block will release if it is hit at that moment. Bullet Bills will be launched at Lakitu, earning the player who fired them a point for every hit, while Spiny Eggs will hatch into Spinies that wander in a random direction before falling off the edge of the field. Players who hit Spinies will lose a point.
Initially, Lakitu himself will hover out of the players' reach, occasionally throwing Spiny Eggs onto the field to try to prevent players from reaching the blocks. Once his health is halfway gone, he will start throwing larger Spiny Eggs that hatch into equally large Spinies. Not only are these supersize Spinies harder to evade, but they also deduct two points from any player who hits one.
When Lakitu's health is depleted, the player who landed the final blow gets an extra three points; if more than one player knocked him out, they will all receive the bonus. The player with the most points after the battle is the winner.
Once the last Bullet Bill hits Lakitu, he is flung into the sky with his cloud, turning into a star into the distance, as he releases a bunch of Mini Stars in Party Mode and Solo Mode.
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