Rowed to Victory
Rowed to Victory is a 2-vs.-2 minigame found in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the term "road to victory". The object of the game is to row a rowboat to the middle or a lake (where the goal point is found) with a partner.
The main situation is to cooperate with the partner to win, as rowing at different speeds makes the canoe hard to control; the idea is therefore for the player to try to row the rowboat in sync with his or her partner. Various obstacles like tree branches will slow the teams down.
The camera angle opens looking directly down at a small, circular lake and zooms in to show a tiny island with a flag on it at its center. The camera then zooms backwards and the screen splits in two to show both teams in their rowboats, after which the game starts.
There are two players in each rowboat. The players must row to the small island situated in the middle of the lake. The first to reach the island wins.
The winners cheer while standing on the wooden platform, while the losers hastily try to row away from Cheep Cheeps and Big Cheep Cheeps who are chasing them. If a tie is declared, the players do their losing animations.
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