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Hot Shots is a mini-game featured in Mario Party DS.

Intro

The player is shown a 2x3 arrangement of targets, and is demonstrated how to fire at targets. Once the demo targets have been shot, the first actual targets are shown, and the game begins. Players have 30 seconds to score as many points as possible by firing arrows at the targets.

Gameplay

Players must shoot arrows in to a field of six targets on a platform, similar to a game of beanbag toss. The targets come in three different forms.

Kamek appears the most often followed by Toadette, and then Bowser. A cumulative bonus of 10 points is awarded for chained shots made in sequence--so long as the player successfully shoots targets and scores, the player will receive a bonus equal to 10 points times one less than the length of the chain.

Controls

The Stylus is used to pull back the bow string and aim the bow. The arrow will fly in a direction opposite to the direction it is pulled in. Where the player's arrow will land is signified by the crosshairs of their color.

Strategy

The bulk of the points here lie in the chain bonus. It is in your best interest to create a chain and maintain it over the course of the shooting, as the points that they contribute eventually dwarf the points earned by shooting Bowser over Kamek.

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