Spin the Bubble

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Spin the Bubble
Spin the Bubble
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Time limit 20 seconds for three rounds
Music track Slowly bubble up...

Spin the Bubble is a General minigame from Mario Party: Island Tour. The name is a pun on the romantic party game "Spin the Bottle".


A Mario enemy is seen inside a bubble, and it is shown matching the touch screen. After the match is made, the enemy comes out of the bubble, and goes to the Touch Screen. The box closes, and another one comes into the screen. The minigame begins.


The player must turn the system to match the silhouette shown at the bottom of the Touch Screen. If done so, the enemy inside the capsule goes into the box, and another one comes into play. After every round, players are given nine, six, three or zero points, according to their placing. The player who has the most points after three rounds wins.


  • Tilt motion control – Turn capsule

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesAmerican English "Rotate the figure in the bubble until it matches the image in the box. If the gameplay becomes unstable, place the system on a flat surface to recalibrate. You can also press down on +Control Pad to reset the sensor position to neutral."
  • RulesBritish English "Turn the figures in their capsules until they match the image in the box.
    Note: Press down on +Control Pad to recalibrate the gyro sensor. If the in-game movements appear to be stilted, place the system somewhere stable and keep it still for a short time."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まわしてフィギュアカプセル
Mawashite figyuakapuseru
Turn the Figure Capsule

Dutch Inpakplezier
Loading Fun
French Boules à héros
Hero Balls (pun on boule à zéro, "bald head")
German Dreh das Ding
Spinning the Thing
Italian Imballaggio a rotazione
Rotation package
Portuguese Linha de Montagem
Assembly Line
Russian Упаковочный цех
Upakovochniy tsyekh
Wrapping section

Spanish Cadena de montaje
Assembly Line