Twist Ending

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Twist Ending
MP9 4-Player Twist Ending.png
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All mini-game
Music What's This?

Twist Ending is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. The name of this minigame comes from the term "twist ending". This game is similar to In the Nick of Time from Mario Party 8.


The Captain is seen walking inside the room toward a Treasure Chest. Then, the screen splits to show the players, and the minigame begins.


The players must twist the Wii Remote to the right direction to spin a dial that has eight marks and line up its red line with the mark on the chest. The greater the angle at which the player twists the Wii Remote, the faster the dial turns. If the dial's mark passes the chest's, the player must spin the dial around once more until the marks align. When the player unlocks the bronze treasure chest, with a normal-spinning dial that has 8 marks, the players must open the smaller, silver chest inside it, with a faster-spinning dial that has 12 marks. Inside the silver chest is an even smaller golden chest, with an even faster dial that has 16 marks.


The player who opens the golden chest first gets a big diamond, the second-placed player gets a medium-sized diamond, the third-placed player gets a small diamond, and the last-placed player gets a tiny diamond (if they are able to open the chest within seconds of the third-placed player opening theirs). These diamonds are colored according to the player's color indicator.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Unlock the treasure chests by twisting their dials until the marks line up. Be the first to unlock all three chests to win!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Tilt it in the direction of the arrow to turn the dial. The angle of the tilt changes how fast the dial turns."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダイヤル宝箱
Daiyaru takarabako
Dial Treasure Chest
Spanish (NOA) Giro preciso Precise twist
Spanish (NOE) Ladrones con tacto Thieves with tact (also a pun on contacto, "contact")
French (NOA) Combinaison gagnante Winning combination
French (NOE) Combinaison à tâtons Combination by feeling
German Schlösserknacken Lockpicking
Italian Scassinature Lock picking
Chinese 轉盤寶箱
Zhuànpán bǎoxiāng
Dial Treasure Chest