Mario Party 5 introduced seven boards, three new playable characters, 77 minigames, several modes, and ditched the items for the new capsule system.
Mario Party 5 gives the series a big shake-up by ditching the item system and replacing it with the capsule system. Capsules can be used on players like normal items, but they can also be thrown on a space where landing on it will have the same effect. Seven new boards, three new playable characters, 77 minigames, and a number of new smaller modes make up the second installment on the Nintendo GameCube.
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This time items come in the form of capsules, free items you receive by passing a capsule machine. What’s not free is actually using the item on yourself. Not interested? You also have the option to throw the capsule on a blue space within 10 spaces of your location. Anyone that lands on the capsule occupied space will receive the effect whether it be good or bad.
Adds a second dice block to your roll.
Super Mushroom Capsule
Adds two additional dice blocks to your roll.
Cursed Mushroom Capsule
Roll a dice block ranging from one to five.
Warp Pipe Capsule
Randomly swamp places with another player.
Get randomly flown to another player’s space.
Force the player to move 10 spaces ahead. You also lose all your capsules and you can’t choose your direction at junctions.
Warps you to the star. You still have to purchase the star yourself!
Hammer Bro Capsule
Lose 10 coins.
Coin Block Capsule
Summons Coin Block that gives you 10 coins.
Steal 10 coins from another player.
Roll a dice block to determine how many coins opponents will lose.
Bullet Bill Capsule
Steal 30 coins from anyone you pass on your turn.
Swap coins with another player.
Lose 20 coins, but only after the space has been passed or landed on three times.
Koopa Bank Capsule
Acts as a bank tanking 5 coins from everyone that passes it. Using the capsule on yourself gives you all the coins currently in the bank.
Piranha Plant Capsule
Lose half your coins.
Shuffles everyone’s capsules.
Mr. Blizzard Capsule
Lose all your capsules.
Swap capsules with another player.
Pick another player to lose all their capsules. The lost capsules are then thrown on spaces.
Steal a capsule from another player.
Move the star to another location.
Duel another player.
Chain Chomp Capsule
Steal coins or a star from another player.
Keeps you protected from one Chain Chomp attack.
Activates Chance Time.
Does nothing. If three are collected at the same time, all the stars the player in first has will go to the player in last place.
Bowser will automatically appear when this capsule is collected and it’ll be thrown onto a random space.