Flip the Chimp

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Flip the Chimp
4-player mini-game version
Duel mini-game version
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-player mini-game
Duel mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Flip monkey
Buttons: None
Music Challenge!

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


At the screen, the player will first see a Ferris wheel at the left and a hot air balloon in the sky at the right. Additionally, the Super Mario Bros. overworld music can be heard, but in carnival style. The camera moves and shows the player the trees that appear, the sun also appears in the background, and there is the red finish line strapped on all the trees. Then the camera moves down, as the player sees an Ukiki hanging on a tree, additionally; there is a character standing near to the tree. Suddenly, a coconut falls down and hits the Ukiki; hurting the Ukiki as the Ukiki screams and forcefully moves down while hanging on the tree. After that, the screen splits into four (or two) sections, each containing an Ukiki hanging on a tree and the character the players picked as the minigame starts.


Blooper's victory scene.

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 on; these coconuts attempt to knock the players' Ukikis down on the tree they are climbing up. The players can avoid it by switching sides the Ukikis climb on the tree. If a coconut hits the Ukiki, the Ukiki moves forcefully down on 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 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.

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