Alpine Assault

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Alpine Assault
Wario snowboarding in Alpine Assault from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Initial record 1'00"00
Music It's a Dead Heat

Alpine Assault is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 8, as well as a single-player minigame in Test for the Best.


Beside an audience of cheering Goombas, the four players are on snowboards, behind the gate, ready to go.


The objective is to get down the hill first. The player controls themselves by turning the Wii Remote. On ramps, if the player presses A Button or B Button and turns, they get a boost of speed when they land. There are obstacles along the way, such as Mr. Blizzards, that can get in the way while the player goes down. The player who crosses the finish line first wins. If all four players cross the finish line at the same time or if five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a tie.


All four players are at the bottom, the winner standing slightly in front of the others, with their boards standing in the snow. The victor does the victory dance. If the minigame ends in a tie, the players will be lined up by player order. The characters face the screen and perform their losing animations as "Tie" appears on the screen.

Test for the Best[edit]

In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must reach the finish as fast as possible. The times required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points earned Required in minigame (NTSC) Required in minigame (PAL)
A+ 1,000 00:30.00 00:37.00
A 900 00:31.50 00:38.50
B 800 00:33.00 00:40.00
C 700 00:34.50 00:41.50
D 600 00:36.00 00:43.00


  • Wii Remote: Move left/right
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Rotate in midair

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Snowboard down the slope while avoiding obstacles!"
  • Hint"Use jumps to avoid the obstacles."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴーゴー!スノーボード
Gō Gō! Snōbōdo
Go Go! Snowboard
French Surf des Neiges Snowboarding
German Alpine Anarchie Alpine Anarchy
Italian Snowboard Snowboard
Spanish Asalto alpino Alpine Assault