Flagging Rights

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Flagging Rights
Flagging Rights
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Extras Zone minigame
Initial record 10 points
Music Challenge!

Flagging Rights is a one- or two-player minigame featured only in the Extras Zone in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the phrase "bragging rights." The gameplay and appearance of this minigame are nearly identical to those of Shy Guy Says from Mario Party but with only one or two players. This is the only Mario Party 8 minigame to make use of the Nunchuk controller. The Wii Remote is held on the right side, and the Nunchuk is held on the left.


The scene moves in on the player on a ship along with a Shy Guy wearing a pirate hat. They are both wielding red and white flags.


The gameplay is fairly predictable: The player on the plank must raise the flag the Shy Guy commands for as long as they can. When the Shy Guy raises the red flag, the player must raise the Wii Remote. When the Shy Guy raises the white flag, the player must raise the Nunchuk. If the Shy Guy raises both flags, the player must raise both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk. Sometimes the Shy Guy will fake the player out by raising one flag slightly and then raising another or both flags. As time passes, the player will have less time to react. If the player misses even one flag, the game will end. In multiplayer mode, the game ends when one or both players miss.


When the player gets a flag wrong, a different Shy Guy on the ship cuts the rope on the plank the character is standing on, making them fall into the ocean. The Shy Guy then waves at them tauntingly. If there are two players and one loses, the winning player will do a victory pose, and the losing player will be dragged by the ship by a rope. If both players lose, both will be in the water in a situation as "Tie" appears on the screen, but no music will play.


  • Wii Remote
    • Raise red flag
    • Raise white flag
    • Raise both
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (1 player)"Mimic the Shy Guy captain by raising the same flag he does. The first player to raise the wrong flag loses!"
  • Rules (2 players)"Don't raise a flag too fast! Watch to make sure you're lifting the correct one, or you'll get dunked!"
  • Hint"There's less time to react in each new round! Be careful!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Drapeaux et Pirates Flags and Pirates
German Flagge zeigen Flag showing
Italian Bandiere Corsare Pirate Flags
Spanish Gimnasia naval Naval Gymnastics


  • This is the only minigame where the announcer can say, "Tie," with no music playing.