Right Oar Left?

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Right Oar Left?
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Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 2-vs.-2 mini-game
Initial record 1'00"00
Music Heart-Pumping

Right Oar Left? is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 4. Its name is a pun on the common query, "right or left?"

Introduction[edit]

The screen is split into two for each team. On each side, both teams paddle a Dorrie boat through the tunnel. The camera focuses behind them and the game begins.

Gameplay[edit]

Teams are divided into two boats that resemble Dorrie. The object of the game is to reach the end of a long tunnel by using the paddles. Along the way, players must avoid obstacles like stalagmites and fire-breathing Bowser statues. The first team to reach the end wins. If beaten in 45 seconds, the Minigame Room will get a Koopa Plate added to it. If no one reaches the end in five minutes, it is a draw.

Ending[edit]

The scene switches to the outside of the cave; the winning team rows toward the camera and they do winning poses. The other team is not seen. If the minigame ends in a draw, the boats stop.

Controls[edit]

  • B Button + A Button Forward
  • A Button – Row Right Oar
  • B Button – Row Left Oar

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Be the first to pilot the Dorrie Boat out of the cave!"
  • Advice"The right oar turns you left. The left oar turns you right. Avoid the flames, and get out of there!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いそげ!ドッシーボート
Isoge! Dosshī bōto
Hurry! Dorrie Boat
Spanish La gruta maldita The cursed grotto
French Bâbord-Tribord? Portside-Starboard?
German Rechts oder Links? Right or Left?
Italian Segui la rotta Follow the course