Rail Riders

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Rail Riders
4-player mode of "Rail Riders" in Mario Party DS
4-Player minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Initial record 200.0 cm/in.
Music track Fresh as Mint
Music sample

Rail Riders is a 4-Player and Duel minigame found in Mario Party DS. It is also the first minigame in Score Scuffle.


Duel mode for Rail Riders in Mario Party DS
Duel minigame version

In this minigame, the player must use the stylus to speedily slide down a handrail. Every time the player slides the stylus, their speed increases. When the player reaches the bottom of the rail, their speed determines how far their jump will be. The player who makes the farthest jump wins the minigame. If all players either miss making their farthest jumps or achieve the same jump score, the minigame is considered a tie.

If both players get the same score in the Duel variant that breaks the current record, it counts as a new record even though neither player won, as the screen says "Tie" after the "New Record" fanfare. This also applies to the other Duel minigames with a record system.


The winning and losing players do their winning and losing animations, respectively, on the red rug.


  • Stylus – Slide up to accelerate

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Build speed for a long jump. You'll go farther the more you slide your stylus up the screen before the jump."
  • Rules (Score Scuffle)"Build speed for a long jump. You'll go farther the more you slide your stylus up the screen before the jump. You'll earn more points the farther you go."
  • Tips"As you slide your stylus rapidly, use the full height of the screen."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てすりでジャンプ
Tesuri de Janpu
Jump the Handrail
French Les Dieux de la Rampe The Ramp Gods, pun on feux de la rampe (footlights)
German Geländer-Gleiter Railing Glider
Italian Salto dal Corrimano Guardrail Jump
Korean 난간 레이스
Nangan Reiseu
Handrail Race
Spanish Surf en la barandilla Surfing on the Railing