Alpine Assault

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Alpine Assault
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. This minigame is similar to Snow Ride from Mario Party 7.


The four players (or one person) will be on snowboard(s), 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/B Button and turn, 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.


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 all four players cross the finish line at the same time or if five minutes pass, 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]

This section is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it is being worked on. We hope to have it completed as soon as possible.

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame, and their objective is to 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
A 900 00:31.50
B 800 00:33.00
C 700 00:34.50
D 600 00:36.00


  • 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."

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
Spanish Asalto alpino Alpine Assault
French Surf des Neiges Snowboarding
German Alpine Anarchie Alpine Anarchy
Italian Snowboard Snowboard