Tube It or Lose It

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Tube It or Lose It
Tube It or Lose It from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Music Everybody Party
Mario Party 5:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Tube It or Lose It is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party 5, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. The name is a pun on the phrase "Move it or lose it!"


The solo player controls a spiked machine, while the three members of the team each control an inner tube, which is faster and more maneuverable than the spiked machine. As the players travel through the course, the solo player must collide with the team members, popping their inner tubes and eliminating them. Along the way, rocks and tree stumps are encountered. The solo player can break these by colliding with them, but the team must maneuver around them. Also, jumps in the course can be used strategically by the players to avoid or hit the others. If the solo player can eliminate all three team members before the end of the course is reached, the solo player wins. If even one team member survives to the end, the team wins.

Tube colors[edit]

  • Mario – red and blue tube
  • Luigi – green and blue tube
  • Peach – pink tube
  • Daisy – yellow tube
  • Wario – yellow and purple tube
  • Waluigi – indigo and black tube
  • Yoshi – white and green tube
  • Toad – white and red tube
  • Boo – white and cyan tube
  • Koopa Kid – orange and green tube


The ending to Tube It or Lose It if the team wins in Mario Party 5

In Mario Party 5, the players are shown standing in front of a log cabin, with the winning side in front of the losing side. If the solo player wins, they will be seen in front of their spiked machine and celebrate while the team sulks. If the team players win, they will be seen in front of their respective remaining inner tubes and celebrate while the solo player sulks.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move (left/right)
  • A Button – Speed up
  • B Button – Slow down

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Left / Right: Steer
  • A Button: Accelerate
  • B Button: Brake

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"One player rides a spike-lined inner tube down a slope while trying to pop the inner tubes of the other three players."
  • Advice"Use the brakes carefully to outmaneuver whoever's after you."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Everyone is sledding down the hill, but only one player has spikes on their tube. Don't touch that player."
  • On-screen (Solo)"Pop your rivals' tubes!"
  • On-screen (Team)"Steer clear until you reach the goal!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆきやまチェイス
Yukiyama cheisu
Snowy Mountain Chase
Dutch Klapband Blowout
French Poursuite sur Neige Snow Pursuit
German Reifen-Rüpel Tube Brute
Italian Slitta spinata Barbed sleigh
Portuguese Furada Gelada "Frozen Prick", furada can be either mean "pierced", or a slang for a sticky situation.
Spanish Caparapinchos Portmanteau of carapazón (shell) and pinchos (skewers)