The Capsule Machine in Mario Party 5 is a way to obtain a free capsule which are used instead of regular items that were in the first four Mario Parties. Use the Capsule Machine (also known as the Capsule Dispenser) and the player will obtain a type of capsule. This machine holds all 28 capsules and will spit out a random capsule for free, although the chances to get certain capsules will be much, much harder than others. When the player moves across the space, a free capsule is given. Later on in the Mario Party series, capsules were replaced by orbs, which serve the same role and playability.