The players are near a castle, riding in Lakitu's Clouds. The objective is to reach the top while keeping the cloud from evaporating. Collecting small clouds will add four seconds to the players' cloud, while collecting big clouds will add seven seconds to the players' cloud. Additionally, Fuzzies will ride on lines and deduct three seconds to anyone that gets exposed to them. If a cloud runs out of time, it will evaporate and the player riding it will be eliminated. The first player to make it to the goal or the last player standing wins.
This minigame has a Reverse Minigame variation. Here, the first player to be eliminated wins and earns 20 Mini Stars. However, the minigame still continues even if there is someone already eliminated.
Normal: "Collect clouds and head for the top!"
Reverse: "Rules are reversed! Aim for last place!"
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