Gun the Runner

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Gun the Runner
Gun the Runner from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Chase and Overtake
Music sample

Gun the Runner is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 8.


A battle helicopter known in-game as the Bullet Blitzer flies in front of a construction site and opens to reveal the team players. They raise their guns as the camera turns to look at the solo player at the bottom of the site.


In this minigame, one player needs to jump up platforms to get to the top of a large tower, while the other three attempt to stop the player by shooting them. When the runner is hit by one of them, they are unable to move for three seconds; however, it takes only one second to reload a ball. Besides stationary platforms, the runner encounters a few elevators along the way. If the runner makes it to the top in 30 seconds, they win the minigame. If the runner is unable to make it, the team wins the minigame.


If the solo player wins, the player does a winning pose as the Bullet Blitzer closes and flies off with the team players, who do their losing poses. If the team players win, they do winning poses on the Bullet Blitzer while the solo player performs their losing animation on the building.



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


  • Wii Remote: Use the Pointer to move the cursor.
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Shoot ball

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player climbs a tower in 30 seconds while dodging the trip-up shots of the other three players."
  • Hint"If you're the climber, stay moving, even on an elevator! If you're a shooter, focus firepower near the elevators!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese だっしゅつビルディング
Dasshutsu birudingu
Escape the Building
French L'Ascenseur Infernal The Infernal Elevator
German Freiwild-Flucht Wild Game Getaway
Italian Fuoco a Volontà Fire at Will
Korean 빌딩 탈출
Bilding Talchul
Building Escape
Spanish Fuego a discreción Fire at Will