Cardiators

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Cardiators
Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music It's on Now
Music

Cardiators is a Duel minigame that appears in Mario Party 8. Its name is a portmanteau of "card" and "gladiators."

Introduction[edit]

The two players enter a gladiator-like stadium from gated entranceways on opposite ends and face each other in the middle of the stadium.

Gameplay[edit]

Three facedown numbered cards appear, each with a number from one to three. Both players select a card, and the player whose number is higher goes first.

The players compete in an RPG-style card battle, with 20 Health Points each. A set of numbered cards from one to twelve is displayed facedown on a nearby table. Each player has ten seconds to pick a numbered card, which will also have a character on it; if they do not make a selection, the card their cursor highlights is automatically picked for them. The character is summoned to attack the opponent and deal damage equal to its value. The first player to reduce their opponent's HP to zero wins.

Cards[edit]

Card Damage done Attack
Penguin Penguin card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 1 A penguin attacks by sliding into the player. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Ukiki Ukiki card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 2 An Ukiki jumps and lands on the player's head. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Bob-omb Bob-omb card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 5 A Bob-omb explodes in the player's hands. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Three Ukikis Ukiki horde card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 6 Three Ukikis move towards the player and consecutively jump on the head. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Seven penguins Penguin horde card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 7 Seven penguins run over the player. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Wiggler Wiggler card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 8 A Wiggler enters, red with rage, and runs at the player. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Bullet Bills Bullet Bill card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 9 Three Bullet Bills fly towards the player. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Thwomp Thwomp card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 10 A Thwomp falls and flattens the player. Cardiators from Mario Party 8
Chain Chomp Chain Chomp card in Cardiators from Mario Party 8 12 A Chain Chomp enters and flings the player into the air. This is the most powerful card of all. Cardiators from Mario Party 8

Ending[edit]

The camera zooms in on the winning player, who stands behind the table of cards and does their victory pose as the losing player remains sitting on the ground behind them, still dazed from the last attack.

Controls[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move cursor/player
    • Two Button – Choose card

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Take turns selecting cards that launch attacks on your rival. Reduce your rival's life meter to zero to win!"
  • Hint"There's no way to know what a card will do until you've selected it. Good luck!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カードコロシアム
Kādo koroshiamu
Card Colosseum
French Cartes à Jouter Jousting Cards; pun on cartes à jouer (playing cards)
German Kartenarena Card Arena
Italian Carte e Arena Cards and Arena
Spanish Gano por la mano Won by Hand