Shell Game is a 1-player minigame found in Mario Party. This minigame takes place on top of a castle tower, along with a couple of other 1-player minigames.
Four Koopa Troopas open their treasure chests. A pile of coins fly into the chest farthest to the left. The chests close and the Koopas will get into their shells and shuffle around.
The object of this minigame is to watch the Koopa Troopa with the Treasure Chest and pick the same one after the shells have shuffled. There are a total of four Koopa Troopas, each one identical to each other. If the player picks the wrong Koopa Troopa, five coins are lost as a result from losing the minigame. The game rewards the player ten coins if the minigame is won.
If the player picks the right shell, the coins fly toward them and they do a winning pose. If the player picks the wrong shell, one Koopa Troopa will show nothing inside his treasure chest while the other Koopa Troopa with coins in his treasure chest will drop those coins off the tower and the player slumps in disappointment.
- Control Stick – Move
- A Button – Jump
- B Button – Attack
- A Button + Z Button – Hip Drop
In-game Text Edit
- Game Rules – "The Koopa Troopas hide their chests. Find the Koopa Troopa that has the treasure."
- Advice – "Watch carefully to see which Koopa Troopa has the treasure chest filled with Coins."
- Strangely, the game has many unneeded controls, because the player only has to approach the shell. The Koopa Troopas are also irregularly large.