Curvy Curbs

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Curvy Curbs
Curvy Curbs from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 1-vs.-3 mini-game
Music track Exciting Walk
Music sample

Curvy Curbs is a 1-vs.-3 minigame from Mario Party 5.


The camera follows the path behind the solo player, then stops just behind them. The screen then splits in two to show the team of three.


Both the solo player and the team of three must move their carts carefully through the path to make it to the goal. The curbs are narrow, and touching one of the sides stops the player for a moment before they can move again. If any member of the team touches a wall, the entire team stops for a moment. The solo player must maneuver their cart on a slicker pathway, lessening the amount of control that the player has. The side that makes it to the goal first wins. The game ends in a draw if both sides pass the goal line at the same time (by crashing the same number of times).


When the winning side crosses the goal, the other side's cart(s) stop(s). The winning side then celebrates as its cart(s) continue(s) along the path. If the minigame ends in a draw, both sides stop and all players perform their losing poses.


  • Control Stick – Steer (left/right)

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Guide your one-wheeled cart and its trailer along the pathway. The first one to the finish wins."
  • Advice 1"The single player's pathway is more slick than the others' pathway. Steer your cart carefully."
  • Advice 2"If any one of the three players hits a curb, it will cause a big delay. Steer carefully!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クネクネレース
Kunekune Rēsu
「クネクネ」is an onomatopoeic word for twisting or wiggling, and「レース」means "race".

French Le SerpenTrain
The Snake Train (Pun with Serpentin, the French name for "party streamer")
German Kurven-Keilerei
Curve Melee
Italian Tragitto tortuoso
Winding route
Spanish ¡Ojo con las curvas!
Beware of Curves!