Rowed to Victory

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Rowed to Victory
Rowed to Victory from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Music track Happy-Go-Lucky
Music sample

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 minigame is to row a rowboat to the middle of a lake (where the goal point is found) with a partner.


The camera looks 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 minigame starts.


There are two players in each rowboat. The players must row to the small island situated in the middle of the lake. The main situation is to cooperate with the partner to win, as rowing at different speeds makes the rowboat hard to control; the idea is therefore for the player to try to row the rowboat in sync with their partner. Various obstacles such as tree branches slow the teams down. The first team to reach the island wins.


The winners do their winning poses while standing on the wooden platform, while the losers hastily try to row away from Cheep Cheeps and Mega Cheep-Cheeps that are chasing them. If a tie occurs, the players do their losing animations in their boats.


  • Wii Remote: Row your oar
  • Buttons: None

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

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
Korean 뽀꾸뽀꾸 호수
Ppokkuppokku Hosu
Cheep Cheep Lake

Spanish Rómulo y Remo
Romulus and Remus, remo also meaning "oar".


  • 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.
  • This minigame, along with Punch-a-Bunch, is the only minigame in which the player must hold the Wii Remote sideways with one hand.