Winner or Dinner

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Winner or Dinner
Wario getting flung away in Winner or Dinner from Mario Party 8
Winner or Dinner from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 8
Mario Party Superstars
Type 2-vs.-2 coin minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track All Messed Up
Music sample
Mario Party 8:

Mario Party Superstars:

Winner or Dinner is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8 and Mario Party Superstars. It is the only 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8 that focuses on earning coins.


The introduction to Winner or Dinner

A plain desert is revealed in the first shot. A twister then whirls through, and when it passes, an oasis is revealed. This is where the minigame takes place.


The objective of the game is to collect coins that pop out of the Warp Pipe in the oasis center. Spiny Eggs also pop out, and running into one leaves the player paralyzed for a moment. Around the edge of the oasis are four Piranha Plants, which are near most landing points of coins. If the player gets too close, the Piranha Plant will chomp them and throw them out of the oasis. The next batch of items that pop out of the center pipe will include the players that were tossed out.


All players who have collected at least one coin perform their winning animations in the oasis (if a team earned zero coins, its members do their losing animations instead), and the screen zooms out to the original angle. The twister then returns, and the oasis disappears along with the players.


Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • Two ButtonJump

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Rules"Bonus minigame! Grab the most coins in the oasis. Watch out for Piranha Plants!"
  • Hint"When the Piranha Plant throws you out of the oasis, get ready to launch into action. You'll pop up in the center!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Grab coins, but watch out for Piranha Plants!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オアシスでコイン
Oashisu de Koin
Coin Oasis

Chinese (simplified) 绿洲金币
lü zhōu jīn bì
Coin Oasis

Chinese (traditional) 綠洲金幣
lü zhōu jīn bì
Coin Oasis

Dutch Fooi of prooi
Money or prey
French Oasis Sans Issue
No Exit Oasis
German Oasengewusel
Oasis Bustle
Italian L'Oasi dell'Oro
The Oasis of Gold
Korean 코인 쟁탈전
Koin Jaengtaljeon
Coin Scramble

Portuguese Fisco ou Petisco
Fiscus or Snack
Russian Пан или пропал
Pan ili propal
Hit or miss

Spanish Pozo mágico
Magic Well


  • In Mario Party Superstars' version of the minigame, whenever the characters get eaten and spat out by one of the Piranha Plants, they let out a much higher-pitched version of their voice clips when they get severely hurt.