Tube It or Lose It

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

Mario Party: The Top 100: Mario Party Superstars:

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!"

Gameplay[edit]

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, tree stumps, and ramps 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.

In Mario Party 5, every character has their own tube colors when they are on the team side (see the section below for variants), while in Mario Party: The Top 100, the team tube colors are instead based on player order (red for Player 1, blue for Player 2, green for Player 3, and yellow for Player 4). In Mario Party Superstars, all of the team tubes are colored black, regardless of character or player order.

Tube colors (Mario Party 5 only)[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

Ending[edit]

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

In Mario Party 5 and Superstars, 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 do their winning poses while the team players do their losing poses behind them. If the team players win, it is the inverse; they will be seen in front of their respective remaining inner tubes and do their winning poses while the solo player does their losing pose without their spiked machine.

Controls[edit]

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

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and 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!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Try to pop your rivals' tubes."
  • Team side: "Steer clear until you reach the goal."

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆきやまチェイス
Yukiyama cheisu
Snowy Mountain Chase
Chinese 雪山追逐賽
xuě shān zhuī zhú saì
Snowy Mountain Chase
Dutch Klapband Blowout
French Poursuite sur Neige Snow Pursuit
German Reifen-Rüpel Tube Brute
Italian Slitta spinata Barbed sleigh
Korean 설산의 추격전
Seolsanui Chugyeokjeon
Running Fight in Snowy Mountain
Portuguese Furada Gelada "Frozen Prick", furada can be either mean "pierced", or a slang for a sticky situation.
Russian Проколи или прокол!
Prokoli ili prokol!
Puncture or puncture! "Проколи" is derived from the imperative singular conjugation of "проколоть" (to puncture) while "прокол" is a noun variant of "puncture".
Spanish (NOA) Explotallantas Tire Popper
Spanish (NOE) Caparapinchos Portmanteau of caparazón (shell) and pinchos (spikes)