Aim of the Game

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Aim of the Game
Aim of the Game from Mario Party 8
Aim of the Game from Mario Party 8
Aim of the Game from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 8
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Battle and Duel minigame (Mario Party 8)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music track Challenge!
Music sample
Mario Party 8:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Aim of the Game is a Battle and Duel minigame found in Mario Party 8 and a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on a phrase that means "what one wants to accomplish." The minigame takes place in a casino.


A top hat is on the screen, and cards start flying out of the top. Shortly thereafter, the game begins.


Each player must shoot five cards from a falling deck and try to get the highest score. The cards flip repetitively, and the number on each card (and therefore the point value) is visible for only a short while. The numbers are 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, ×2 (which doubles the player's current score), and ×0 (which reduces the player's total score to zero). The "×" cards are multipliers. A timer is not visible while the minigame is in progress, but as soon as the last of the cards fall offscreen, the minigame ends; afterwards, the value of the cards gets added up or multiplied. Whoever has the most points wins the minigame. The most points a player can get is 800, obtained by hitting a 50-point card first and then ×2-multiplier cards for the other four, or by hitting two 50-point cards first and three ×2-multiplier cards after. In the Duel variant, if both players score the same number of points, the minigame ends in a tie.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, the cards descend noticeably faster.


Winning players (as well as second-place players in The Top 100) perform their respective victory poses while any losing players do their losing animations beside them. If the minigame ends in a tie in Mario Party 8, all players do their losing animations.


Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Use the Pointer to move the cursor.
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Shoot

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move cursor
  • A Button: Shoot

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Rules"Shoot five falling cards to get the highest score. Some cards have face values. Others have multipliers."
  • Hint"Shoot high face-value cards, then gun for multipliers. But don't shoot the x0 cards. They'll zero out your score!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Hit 5 cards as they fall, and aim for the highest total score!"
  • On-screen"Hit 5 cards and aim for a high score!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねらえ!てんすうカード
Nerae! Tensū kādo
Aim! Point cards

Dutch Rekenregen
Calculating Rain
French Tirer les Cartes
Literally "shoot the cards", which can mean "draw cards" as well
German Multiplizielen
Multiply Aim (Pun on multiplizieren (multiply) and zielen (aim))
Italian Carte Cadenti
Falling Cards
Korean 맞혀라! 점수카드
Mattcheora! Jeomsukadeu
Aim! Score cards!

Spanish (NOA) Tiro a la carta (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Shooting the card
Spanish (NOE) Carta blanca
White Card (Pun on an expression meaning "complete freedom")