Canyon Cruisers

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Canyon Cruisers
Gameplay of Canyon Cruisers in Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Extras Zone minigame
Initial record 1'30"00
Music track It's a Dead Heat
Music sample

Canyon Cruisers is a one- or two-player minigame found only in the Extras Zone in Mario Party 8. Like in all Extras Zone games, the players can use Miis as well as the other available playable characters.


The character rides a shiny blue car that flies in the air and drives for a few seconds. The character then stops where two Shy Guys are holding up a red-and-white-square banner. The minigame then starts.


The players must compete to reach the finish line while avoiding hitting the walls and various obstacles. The course starts out in a grassy land surrounded by mountains, where the racers must avoid hitting rocks. After entering a dark tunnel, they exit into a canyon, where the road is dustier and more rocks are present. At the end of that segment is a second dark tunnel that leads out into a desert-like set of ruins vaguely reminescent of ancient Rome. This segment is the longest and most difficult, with giant bricks obstructing the players. The finish line awaits at the end of the ruins.


After the player crosses the finish line, the character waves their hand to the player.


  • Wii Remote: Move
  • Buttons
    • A Button – Accelerate
    • B Button – Brake

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (single player)"Get into your cruiser and head for the goal. Try to get the best time on the track!"
  • Rules (multiplayer)"Race against your opponent in a high-speed vehicle."
  • Hint"Hitting a wall or obstacle will slow you down, so drive carefully."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイスピードレース
Hai Supīdo Rēsu
High-Speed Race

French Rallye du Canyon
Canyon Rally
German Canyon-Gleiter
Canyon Glider
Italian A Tutta Birra
Full Throttle
Korean 스피드 레이스
Seupideu Leiseu
Speed Race

Spanish Descenso (selection screen)
Bólidos marcianos (instructions screen)
Martian racecars