Rotation Station

From the Super Mario Wiki
Rotation Station
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Move camera
Buttons: +Control Pad Move
Two Button Jump
Initial record 1'30"00
Music It's on Now

Rotation Station is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8. It is also featured 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 top of the course and does a victory pose, and then confetti pours down. If the minigame ends in a tie, the players do their losing poses.

Test for the Best[edit]

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame and his or her objective is to climb to the finishing platform as fast as possible.

The times required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points Earned Required in Minigame
A+ 1,000 00:35.00
A 900 00:45.00
B 800 00:55.00
C 700 01:05.00
D 600 01:15.00

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
Spanish Estación Rotación Literal translation
French Flexion, Rotation Inflection, Rotation
German Trickreiche Treppe Tricky Stairs
Italian Punti di Vista Points of View