Lean, Mean Ravine

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Lean, Mean Ravine
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Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Initial record 1'00"00
Music It's a Dead Heat

Lean, Mean Ravine is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the saying "lean, mean machine."

Introduction[edit]

The camera faces both teams of two players in their respective hovercraft before panning behind them, at which point the screen splits in half (one half per team) and the game begins.

Gameplay[edit]

The Wii Remote is held sideways to play this minigame. Each team of two must attempt to beat the other team to the end of the course while avoiding water jets in the ground that will slow them down if hit. The only way to speed up is by going over a ramp. The player steers the hovercraft as one would steer a car. If both players steer in the same direction, the hovercraft will turn sharper. This minigame is rather similar to Canyon Cruisers.

Ending[edit]

The winners celebrate on the ending platform, while the losers, still in their hovercraft, are spun around on a water jet behind them.

Controls[edit]

  • Wii Remote: Move left/right
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Reach the finish line with your hovercraft before the rival team gets there first!"
  • Hint"Race over jumps to shave some time off your run."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese げきそう!ホバーカー
Gekisō! Hobākā
Dash! Hovercar
Spanish A trancos y barrancos Striding the ravine
French Ravin Vaurien Ravine Rascal
German Luftkissenboot-Rennen Hovercraft Race
Italian Un Hovercraft per Due A Hovercraft for Two

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