Sprinkler Scalers

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Sprinkler Scalers
Gameplay of Sprinkler Scalers in Mario Party DS.
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 2-vs.-2 mini-game
Initial record 1'00"00
Music track Play Nicely, Everyone
Music sample

Sprinkler Scalers is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party DS.


Two teams are in a pipe (with obstacles) and must reach the end by pressing the same buttons.

When both press the X Button button, they will move up. When both press the A Button button, they will rotate the pipe right. When both press the Y Button button, they will rotate the pipe left. This gets the obstacles such as bolts out of the team's way. The first team who reaches the end wins. If both teams reach the goal at the same time or if five minutes pass, the minigame is considered a tie.


The winning team will be in front of the sprinkler doing their victory poses as the sprinkler shoots out water while spinning. However, if both teams reach the finish at the same time or if five minutes pass, nothing else will happen as "Tie" appears on the screen.


  • X Button – Climb up
  • A Button – Rotate right
  • Y Button – Rotate left

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"You and your partner must match button-press actions to scale up the pipe to the top first, turning to avoid any obstacles along the way."
  • Tips"If your button presses don't match your partner's, you'll slide back down the pipe. Coordinate your efforts closely."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese せなかあわせでよじのぼれ
Senaka awase de yojinobore
Clambering Back-to-Back
French Luigi les Bons Tuyaux Portmanteau of Luigi and Huggy les bons tuyaux, the French name of the Starsky & Hutch character Huggy Bear; also a pun on tuyaux (pipes)
German Kletter-Komplitzen Climb Accomplices
Italian Esploratori del Tubo Tube Explorers
Korean 숨막히는 파이프 레이스
Summakhineun paipeu reiseu
Tensive Pipe Race
Spanish Fontaneros imposibles Impossible Plumbers