Lean, Mean Ravine

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Lean, Mean Ravine
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Move left/right
Buttons: None
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".


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.


Each team of two must attempt to beat the other team to the end of the course while avoiding water jets in the ground which will slow them down if hit. The only way to speed up is by going over a ramp. The game is rather similar to Canyon Cruisers.


The Wii Remote is held sideways and the player steers the hovercraft as one would steer a car. If both players steer in the same direction, the hovercraft will turn sharper.


The winning team celebrates on the ending platform, while the losing team, still in their hovercraft, is spun around on a water jet behind them.

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