From the Super Mario Wiki
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-player mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Turn steering wheel
Buttons: Two Button Accelerate
One Button Brake
Initial record 1'00"00
Music It's a Dead Heat

Kartastrophe is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 8 as well as a single-player minigame in the game's Test for the Best mode. Its name is a portmanteau of "kart" and "catastrophe". This minigame is similar to Kart Wheeled from Mario Party 7.


The four players (or one person) will be lined up at the starting line, in cars. The lights will beep twice, and then turn green, which starts the race.


This is a racing game. The four players will go through the course twice, pressing Two Button to accelerate and One Button to decelerate. They turn by tilting their Wii Remote. These controls are the same as for Mario Kart Wii. On sharp curves, when the player turns their Wii Remote all the way, for a second or two, the car starts to skid, making it easier to make the tight curves. The first player who crosses the finish line after two laps is declared the winner of the minigame.


The winner is driving on the course not doing a cheer.

Test for the Best[edit]

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame and his or her objective is to complete two laps in the circuit in the fastest time possible.

The times required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points Earned Required in Minigame
A+ 1,000 00:43.00
A 900 00:45.00
B 800 00:47.00
C 700 00:49.00
D 600 00:51.00

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Finish first in a two-lap kart race against your foes."
  • Hint"Take the inside curve on a turn to finish a lap a little faster."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カートでレーシング
Kāto de rēshingu
Kart Racing
Spanish Kartástrofe -
French Kartastrophe -
German Kartastrophe -
Italian Kartastrofe -
Korean 카트 레이싱
Kateu Reising
Kart Racing