Flip the Chimp

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Flip the Chimp
4-Player minigame version
Duel minigame version
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Music Challenge!

Flip the Chimp is a 4-Player and Duel minigame that is found in Mario Party 8.


The camera moves around to show a Ferris wheel and a flying hot air balloon in the background. The Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme 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 (or two) sections, each containing an Ukiki hanging on a tree, and the minigame starts.


The players must hold the Wii Remote in a vertical position to play this minigame. The players attempt to reach the finish line by controlling the Ukikis that are hanging on the tree. The players have to go up to win.

During the middle of the minigame, coconuts fall down at either the left or right side of the tree the Ukiki is climbing; these coconuts attempt to knock the players' Ukikis down the tree they are climbing up. The players can avoid them by switching sides the Ukikis climb on the tree. If a coconut hits the Ukiki, the Ukiki 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.


Blooper's victory scene

The chimp comes down, and Ukikis cheer as the victor(s) do(es) a winning pose. In the Duel variant, if both players make their Ukikis reach the finish line, the camera cuts straight to the players. The characters face the screen and do their losing animations as "Tie" appears on the screen.


  • Wii Remote: Flip monkey
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かわしてウッキー
Kawashite ukkī
Dodge Ukiki
Spanish Monotero
French Chimpanzés Grimpants Climbling Chimpanzees
German Auf die Nuss To the Nut
Italian Ukiki Girevoli Turning Ukikis