Skyjinks

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Skyjinks
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Free-for-All version
Skyjinks-PerspectiveMode-MP9.png
Perspective Mode version
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-all mini-game
Music Jump-Jump-Jumping

Skyjinks is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. The name is a portmanteau of "sky" and "hijinx". This minigame is similar to both Platform Peril from Mario Party and Mario Party 2 and Sick and Twisted from Mario Party 8.

Introduction[edit]

The introduction.

The players are seen jumping on platforms. Landing on wooden boards, the characters stop and the minigame begins.

Gameplay[edit]

The competitors must travel in an obstacle course placed in the sky, trying not to lose their three lives. If the player falls off the course, he or she will be placed inside a bubble and brought back up to a random point, only as long as he/she has hearts left. Every platform stepped on at the back of the screen will fall off, along with any player caught on it at the time. The first area contains spinning platforms which are circular disks, and then plus- and T-shaped blocks. Up ahead are rotating blocks. The final stretch has many bouncy clouds and rotating platforms, and the goal is a small, grassy platform with the numbers one through four inscribed upon it. The first player to reach the goal wins.

In Perspective Mode, the camera's angle changes to view the player from behind, and the screen does not automatically scroll. Additionally, instead of having three hearts, the player has no extra tries when he or she falls off. If that happens, the minigame automatically ends. Also, the player has to beat the opponents, too.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules (Normal)"Make your way across floating platforms toward the goal. If you fall, you'll lose a heart. If you have any hearts remaining, you'll return to the platforms."
  • Rules (Perspective Mode)"Make your way across floating platforms toward the goal. If you fall, you lose."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to jump."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 進め!スカイロード
Susume! Sukairōdo
Advanced! Sky Road
Spanish (NOA) Aventura en las Alturas Adventure in the Heights
Spanish (NOE) Carrera de altura Race of height
French Rebonds coton Can be translated as either "Cotton bounces" or "Tricky bounces"
German Himmelswettlauf Sky Race
Italian Saltanuvole Cloud Jumper