Specter Inspector

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Specter Inspector
Wario in Specter Inspector from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Music An Unexpected Surprise
Music

Specter Inspector is a Duel minigame featured in Mario Party 8.

Introduction[edit]

A piano is playing alone, and the camera zooms into a picture with various enemies. Then, when lightning strikes, the piano stops playing, and the game starts.

Gameplay[edit]

The minigame takes place in a first-person perspective from the two players. The two players use flashlights to see in the dark and need to find three of the eleven enemies: Koopa Troopa, Goomba, Amp, Red Boo, Flutter (or Butterfly), Fly Guy, Whomp, Thwomp, Piranha Plant, Lava Bubble, and penguin. When the minigame starts, the game randomly chooses about five to six of said enemies. Each enemy has a designated spot in the house, but when checking furniture, the player may find hidden ghosts that startle and stun the character for a short time. The first player to find three foes wins. If neither player finds three enemies within five minutes, the minigame ends in a tie.

These enemies are hidden in objects such as pictures, vases, the piano, and the table. Some pieces of furniture even hint at containing an enemy. For example, the painting a Red Boo can be found in depicts a moving image of said enemy if it is hidden within the painting.

Hidden enemies[edit]

  • An Amp is found under a plate cover on the table.
  • A Flutter (or Butterfly) is hidden in the piano.
  • A Fly Guy is found inside a picture with its face.
  • A Goomba is found inside a white vase.
  • A Koopa Troopa is covered with a sheet on a pedestal.
  • A Lava Bubble is found in the fireplace.
  • A penguin is found in a yellow vase.
  • A Piranha Plant is found on a pedestal covered with a sheet.
  • A Red Boo is found inside a picture.
  • A Thwomp is found behind the right curtain of the window.
  • A Whomp is found behind the left curtain of the window.

Ending[edit]

The lights come on, and all the enemies and the two participants are posing for the photo. The winner and the loser make their winning and losing poses, respectively. The photo is taken, and the camera zooms out to show said picture hanging on the wall, with two ghosts laughing next to it.

Controls[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Move flashlight
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move around room

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Find the classic foes hiding in the furniture! Find three first! Ghosts won't count toward your score!"
  • Hint"You'll know if furniture is hiding something if it rattles when you shine your light on it."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オバケのへやでかくれんぼ
Obake no heya de kakurenbo
Hide-and-Seek in the Ghost Room
French Cache-Cache Potache Schoolboy Hide and Seek
German Hausdurchsuchung House Search
Italian La Casa dei Fantasmi The Ghost House
Spanish Tinieblas Darkness