Grabby Gridiron

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Grabby Gridiron
Grabby Gridiron from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Music track Everyone's Runnin'
Music sample

Grabby Gridiron is a 2-vs.-2 minigame that is found in Mario Party 8.


The introduction to Grabby Gridiron

The camera first shows a Jumbotron in the minigame that shows a football rotating as a futuristic techno version of the Underground Theme from Super Mario Bros. plays. The other camera then moves and shows the two teams coming out from the bottom side of the area. The main camera moves away from the Jumbotron and hovers into position where the players are each standing near a corner on the field. The minigame then begins.


The teams attempt to get points by getting footballs to the goals depending on the team colors players have. Two of the four cannons at the far top side of the area shoot out the first two footballs; then they start to bounce by the walls, making it hard for teams to get the footballs. When a player gets a football, they have to quickly go to their team's goal. When one of the teams gets the football into the goal, one of the cannons shoots another football to anywhere on the field. The status bars on the screen indicate how many footballs each team has thrown into the goal. The players can also jump on, punch, and kick other players to stun them temporarily. If a player who has the football is jumped on, punched, or kicked, they drop it; anyone has a chance to get it. Additionally, the teams can jump from the ground to pass the football to each other. The first team to get five footballs in its goal wins.


The ending to Grabby Gridiron

The winning players are shown doing their winning poses on the Jumbotron while the losing players do their losing poses behind them.


  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • Two Button – Jump
    • One Button – Punch
    • Two Button One Button – Kick

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Catch balls and throw 'em into the goal that matches your team color. Bash rivals to make them drop a ball!"
  • Hint"Teamwork tip! If you and your teammate don't have a ball, gang up on a rival to steal it away!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボールでファイト
Bōru de faito
Ball Fight

French Football Incertain
Unsure Football (might be a pun on "American football")
German Mini-Football
Mini Football
Italian Palla al Balzo
Jumping Ball
Korean 대결! 핸드볼
Daegyeol! Haendeubol
Battle! Handball

Spanish Gran final
Grand Finale