Curvy Curbs

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

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 one 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 will stop them 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 game will end 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 carts stop. The winning side then performs their winning pose(s) as their carts continue along the path. If the minigame ends in a draw, both sides stop and all players perform their losing poses.

Controls 1[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Steer (Left/Right)

Controls 2[edit]

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • 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
Twisty Race, 「くねくね」 kunekune being a Japanese onomatopoeia for twisting or wiggling, derived from 「くねる」 kuneru, meaning "to twist" or "wind around".
Spanish ¡Ojo con las curvas! Beware of curves!
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