Tube It or Lose It

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Tube It or Lose It
Mario Party 5 Tube it or Lose it.png
Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Music Everybody Party

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


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

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 tube and eliminating them. If the solo player can eliminate all three team members before the end of the course is reached, they win. If even one team member survives to the end, the team wins.

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.


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
Spanish Caparapinchos Portmanteau of carapazón (shell) and pinchos (skewers)
French Poursuite sur Neige Snow Pursuit
Dutch Klapband Blowout
German Reifen-Rüpel Tube Brute
Italian Slitta spinata Barbed sleigh