Aim of the Game

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Aim of the Game
Battle minigame version
Duel minigame version
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 Challenge!

Aim of the Game is a Battle and a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 8 and a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party: The Top 100.


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 the card (and therefore the point value) is visible for only a short while. The numbers are 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, x2 (which doubles the player's current score), and x0 (which reduces the player's total score to zero). The x cards are multipliers. A timer is not visible while the game is in progress, but as soon as the last of the cards fall off-screen, the game ends; afterwards, the value in 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 first and then x2's for the other four, or by hitting two 50s first and three x2's after.

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


Winning players (as well as second place players in The Top 100) will perform their respective victory poses, while any losing players will sulk beside them.


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
Spanish Carta blanca (Mario Party 8)
Tiro a la carta (Mario Party: The Top 100)
White card (Mario Party 8)
Shooting the card (Mario Party: The Top 100)
French Tirer les Cartes Literally "shoot the cards", which can mean "draw cards" as well
Dutch Rekenregen Calculating Rain
German Multiplizielen Multiply Aim (Pun on multiplizieren (multiply) and zielen (aim))
Italian Carte Cadenti Falling Cards