King of the Thrill

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King of the Thrill
Waluigi and Wario fall to their deaths in King of the Thrill from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Music track Proceed without Fear
Music sample

King of the Thrill is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name and goal come from the real-world game King of the Hill, 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.

Introduction[edit]

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. The minigame then begins.

Gameplay[edit]

There are two opposing characters standing on each of the two small rocky platforms. Each set of two opposing characters must fight by jumping on, punching, and kicking each other until one of them falls off. Small portions of each platform will gradually begin to crumble away, making it hard for characters to stay on the platforms. 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.

Ending[edit]

Both winners (or the remaining winner) stand on the larger platform and celebrate, while the silhouettes of two Fly Guys are seen flying and carrying the silhouettes of the losing team's characters in the background. If the minigame ends in a tie, four Fly Guy silhouettes will carry the silhouettes of all four players.

Controls[edit]

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

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
Tōnamentobatoru
Tournament Battle
French Duels aux Sommets Duels at the top/summit
German Gipfelringen Mountain Top Brawl
Italian Conquista la Cima Conquer the Summit
Spanish Misterio oculto Hidden Mystery