King of the Thrill

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King of the Thrill
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Music Proceed without Fear

King of the Thrill is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name and goal come from the real-world King of the Hill game, in which one individual tries to maintain control of a certain area, often a hill or pile, while the other players try to seize it.


Characters from both teams are shown climbing ladders until they reach the top of two small rocky platforms similar to the ones in the Mount Duel mode in Mario Party 6, behind which is a single larger rocky platform. Then the game begins.


There are two opposing characters standing on each of the two small rocky platforms. Each set of two opposing characters will begin fighting until one of the characters falls off. Small portions of each platform will gradually begin to crumble away, making it hard for characters to stay on them. The character that wins will jump onto a ladder leading to the larger platform as their smaller platform crumbles away completely. If both members of the same team manage to defeat their respective opponents from the other team, both members of that team will climb a ladder onto the larger platform and win. If characters from opposing teams defeat their respective opponents, both characters will face off on the larger platform until one is victorious. Portions of the larger platform will also begin to crumble away after a certain point. The team of the winning character will win the minigame. If both characters fall off the larger platform, the minigame will end in a tie.


Both winners (or the remaining winner) will stand on the larger platform and celebrate, while the silhouettes of two Fly Guys are seen in the background, flying and carrying the silhouettes of the losing team's characters. If all the characters fell off the platforms, four Fly Guy silhouettes will carry the silhouettes of all characters as "Tie" appears on the screen.


  • Wii Remote
    • Hold sideways
  • Buttons

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Pummel your foe off the crumbling platform! If rival fighters win the first round, they'll face off at the top!"
  • Hint"Time your punches and kicks to blast your foe backwards onto a crumbling part of the platform."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トーナメントバトル
Tournament Battle
Spanish Misterio oculto Hidden Mystery
French Duels aux Sommets Duels at the top/summit
German Gipfelringen Mountain Top Brawl
Italian Conquista la Cima Conquer the Summit