Loco Motives

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Loco Motives
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Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Use the Pointer to move the cursor.
Buttons: A Button / B Button Switch target's direction
Music Friendly Competition

Loco Motives is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party 8.

Introduction[edit]

A train track with the players' trains and balloons will be shown. Both players point at a train with their cursor, reversing its direction. The game then starts.

Gameplay[edit]

The players have to tap their trains to reverse the direction they go so that they do not pop their colored balloons. If a train gets near a balloon, its siren will go off. Each player has three trains and five balloons to watch; the players have to compete until one player pops three of his or her balloons, resulting in a win for the opponent. The trains will stop moving once they pop a balloon. It is also impossible for a player to pop their opponent's balloons, as the player has to pop their own first. Burst balloons will come back and trains will start moving again a little after making contact.

Ending[edit]

The winner will do a victory pose while the loser is sad. The screen then cuts to the winner's train, which is traveling around the track.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Keep your trains from hitting your balloons. Point-select your trains to reverse their direction."
  • Hint"When a train's light comes on, it means that the train is approaching a balloon. Reverse its direction fast!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Locomotoras locas Crazy locomotives
French Train-Train Électrique Electric Trains
German Pendelverkehr Pendulum Traffic
Italian Mini-Trenini Mini Toy Trains