Flip the Chimp
|Flip the Chimp|
4-Player minigame version
|Appears in||Mario Party 8|
|Type||4-Player minigame |
The camera moves around to show a Ferris wheel ridden by Goombas and Koopa Troopas and a flying hot air balloon in the background. The Ground Theme from Super Mario Bros. also plays but in carnival style. The camera then moves down to show an Ukiki hanging on a tree. A coconut falls on the Ukiki's head, making him scream and move down the tree. After that, the screen splits into four (two in the Duel version) sections, each containing an Ukiki hanging on a tree as well as a player standing beside it, and the minigame starts.
The players must hold the Wii Remote in a vertical position to play this minigame. The players control the Ukikis that are climbing the trees to the finish line marked by a red pennant banner. Coconuts fall down at either the left or the right side of the tree the Ukiki is climbing. The players must avoid them by switching their Ukikis to the other side of the trees. If a coconut hits an Ukiki's head, he moves forcefully down the tree, wasting some time to reach the finish line. The player who has their Ukiki reach the finish line first wins. It is possible to have multiple players win this minigame, and it is possible to tie in the Duel variant.
The Ukiki comes down, and Ukikis cheer as victors do winning poses. In the Duel variant, if both players make their Ukikis reach the finish line, the camera cuts straight to the players, who face the screen and do their losing animations.
- Wii Remote: Flip monkey
- Buttons: None
- Rules – "Get your monkey to climb the highest! Flip him to avoid the falling coconuts!"
- Hint – "Watch the sky for coconuts! Use quick motions so that you're ready for the next one!"
Names in other languages
|French||Chimpanzés Grimpants||Climbling Chimpanzees|
|German||Auf die Nuss||To the Nut|
|Italian||Ukiki Girevoli||Turning Ukikis|
|Korean||야자 열매를 피해라!
Yaja Yeolmaeleul Pihaela!
|Avoid the Palm Fruit!|
|Spanish||Monotero||Portmanteau of mono (monkey) and cocotero (coconut tree)|
- There is a Koopa Troopa offscreen in the minigame on the Ferris wheel that is not in a cart, revealing that its underbody is not modeled, though this Koopa cannot be seen normally in the game.
- Shesez (April 1, 2018). Off Camera Secrets | Mario Party 8 - Boundary Break. YouTube. Retrieved August 3, 2023.