Rowed to Victory

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Rowed to Victory
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Row your oar
Buttons: None
Music Happy-Go-Lucky

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.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"You and your teammate must row your boat to the island. You each control one oar, so coordinate your rows!"
  • Hint"If your boat gets stuck, decide who will row your way off of it. If you both row, you might stay stuck!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプクレイク
Pukupuku reiku
Cheep Cheep Lake
Spanish Rómulo y Remo Romulus and Remus, remo also meaning "oar".
French Canots Pas Gais Not Jolly Boats, pun on pas gais, "not jolly", and pagaye, "paddle".
German Zwei Kapitäne Two Captains
Italian Remi in Barca Oars in Boat


  • If a tie occurs, the Lose music plays. This is unique as this is the only minigame to play the losing music in the case of a tie. The Lose music also plays in Duel Battle mode if 30 turns pass without a winner.