Crank to Rank

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Crank to Rank
Crank to Rank from Mario Party 8
Crank to Rank from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 8
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-Player minigame
Initial record 30"00 (Mario Party 8)
20"00 (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music track Happy-Go-Lucky
Music sample
Mario Party 8:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Crank to Rank is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 8 and Mario Party: The Top 100.


The four players are seen standing in front of Princess Peach's Castle (which looks like a smaller version of the castle in Super Mario 64). They all cheer before they run over to their respective flagpoles nearby and stand in front of them, with their hands on the wheel handles.


The four players must crank their flagpoles by swinging Wii Remote in circles or by turning the crank on the Touch Screen by using Stylus. The first one to get the flag to the top is the winner. In Mario Party 8, if no one gets their flag to the top within five minutes, the minigame ends in a tie.

This minigame also appears in The Top 100's Decathlon as the sixth minigame.


Fireworks explode behind the castle. Afterwards in Mario Party 8, the camera changes angle, and the winner performs their victory animation while the losers do their losing animations.


Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Turn crank
  • Buttons: None

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Stylus: Turn crank

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 8[edit]

  • Rules"Turn the crank to raise the flag to the top."
  • Hint"The flag doesn't rise unless you crank in the correct direction."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Turn the crank to raise the flag quickly!"
  • On-screen"Raise the flag quickly!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まわしてハタあげ
Mawashite hata age
Turning and Raising
Dutch Hijsheisa Crank Fuss
French Hissez Haut Hoist Up
German Kurbelkonkurrenz Crank Competition
Italian Alzabandiera Flag Raise
Korean 깃발을 올려라!
Gitbal-eul Ollyeora!
Raise the Flag!
Spanish (NOA) Iza deprisa (Mario Party: The Top 100) Hoist it fast
Spanish (NOE) Tela marinera Sailor Fabric (Pun on an expression meaning "something extremely difficult")