Rotation Station

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Rotation Station
Rotation Station from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Initial record 1'30"00
Music track It's on Now
Music sample

Rotation Station is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8, as well as a single-player minigame in Test for the Best.


The camera faces upward, showing most of the castle-like obstacle course above, before panning downward to show a set of red doors, through which the first player enters. The first player runs to the center of the room before the screen splits to show both players, and the minigame begins.


Two players go against each other to see who can climb up to the top of a castle first. They must climb floating blocks and moving platforms and "rotate" the screen to see where they are going; the players' view is often obscured by some platforms. Whoever lands on the finishing platform first is the winner. If five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a tie.


The winner stands on the finishing platform as it rises to the top of the castle. Now on top of the castle, the winner does a victory pose as many colored balloons float in the background. If the minigame ends in a tie, the players do their losing poses.

Test for the Best[edit]

In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must climb to the finishing platform as fast as possible. The times required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points earned Time required in minigame (NTSC) Time required in minigame (PAL)
A+ 1,000 0:35.00 0:40.00
A 900 0:45.00 0:50.00
B 800 0:55.00 1:00.00
C 700 1:05.00 1:10.00
D 600 1:15.00 1:20.00


  • Wii Remote: Move camera
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • Two ButtonJump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Be the first to climb to the top of the tower. Move the camera around to better see where you're going!"
  • Hint"Change the camera angle only when you need to! Definitely use it when you're running into a blind spot!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼってブロック
Nobotte burokku
Climb the Blocks
French Flexion, Rotation Inflection, Rotation
German Trickreiche Treppe Tricky Stairs
Italian Punti di Vista Points of View
Korean 블록 오르기
Beullog Oleugi
Block Climbing
Spanish Estación Rotación Rotation Station


  • There is a copy of the model for the top of the castle above the actual top of the castle, though the player is not able to see it in-game.[1]


  1. ^ Shesez (April 1, 2018). Off Camera Secrets | Mario Party 8 - Boundary Break. YouTube. Retrieved August 3, 2023.