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 minigame
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 players on a team press the X Button button, they move up. When both press the A Button button, they rotate the pipe right. When both press the Y Button button, they rotate the pipe left. If the teammates press different buttons, the teammates slide back down the pipe. The teams must rotate the pipe to move the obstacles, such as bolts, out of their 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 winners are in front of the sprinkler, doing their victory poses as the sprinkler shoots out water while spinning.


  • 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