Swing Kings is a baseball minigame in Mario Party 8. It is both a 4-Player game and a Duel minigame, and it is one of ten minigames featured in Test for the Best. One minigame in Mario Party 7 is extremely similar, which is only playable in Neon Heights. Another minigame from Mario Party 5, called Dinger Derby, is also similar.
Swing Kings is one of the minigames from Mario Party 8 ported to the Japan-only arcade game Mario Party Fushigi no Korokoro Catcher. Here, it is a Bonus Chance Game.
The camera is zoomed in on player one, who is standing on home plate with a Shy Guy beside a basket of baseballs. The screen will then split into multiple screens, one for each player, and the minigame will begin.
A Shy Guy will throw a baseball at the character and the player has to swing the Wii Remote and hit the ball. Occasionally, the Shy Guy will throw a ball higher or lower than normal. The Shy Guys throw twenty balls at each player; after all the balls have been tossed, the minigame ends. Players who hit the most baseballs wins the mini-game.
Victorious characters perform their winning poses in a baseball field, while in the background the players that lose will run around the field, collecting the baseballs and tossing them into a bucket. It is possible for there not to be a loser.
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