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 player(s) drive(s) their kart(s) up to the starting line as the lights signal the start of the race.
The four players compete in a simple two-lap race around the circuit. Players can turn their Wii Remotes all the way to turn at sharp curves. The first player to the finish line wins.
Test for the Best
In Test for the Best, the player is alone and must complete two laps of the circuit in the fastest time possible. The times required to earn a certain point total are as follows:
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