Settle It in Court

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Settle It in Court
Duel mini-game version
Single-player mini-game version
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel mini-game
Single-player mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Shoot basketball
Buttons: A Button / B Button Pass to a Goomba
Music Challenge!

Settle It in Court is a Duel minigame (and a single-player minigame in Test for the Best) in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Let's settle it in court", which traditionally refers to a judicial court rather than a basketball one. This minigame is similar in concept to that of Three Throw from Mario Party 4.


The player will be in a basketball court, among a Shy Guy and many Goombas. The Shy Guy will throw the player a basketball, and he or she shoots it. The game begins after that.


The Shy Guy will be throwing balls from the side, and there will be a meter at the top of the screen, with a basketball going from right to left across it, one at a time.

When the ball icon reaches the yellow marker at the center, the player must swing the Wii Remote forward, to make the shot. Occasionally, a Goomba icon will slide across. When it reaches the marker, the player must press the A Button or B Button button and swing, and the Goomba will give the player an assist. The speed the icon goes across varies. The minigame ends when the timer runs out. Whoever has the most baskets after thirty seconds is declared the winner.


The player will do the victory dance, as well as the Shy Guy and the Goombas, which will be jumping.

Test for the Best[edit]

The player plays alone in this minigame and his or her objective is to sink as much baskets as possible within 30 seconds.

The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points Earned Required in Minigame
A+ 1,000 18 baskets
A 900 16 baskets
B 800 14 baskets
C 700 12 baskets
D 600 10 baskets

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Wave Wii Remote to shoot the ball when the ball icon passes through the shot window."
  • Hint"When a Goomba icon appears, press A Button or B Button when it passes through the shot window to get an assist."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Tiros libres Free throws
French Lancers Pas Francs Non-Free Throws
German Korb-Kanonade Basket Cannonade
Italian Lunetta Storta Twisted Opening