Skyjinks

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Skyjinks
MP9 4-Player Skyjinks.png
Free-for-All version
MP9 Skyjinks Perspective Mode.png
Perspective Mode version
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Music Jump-Jump-Jumping

Skyjinks is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. The name is a portmanteau of "sky" and "hijinx."

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 players must travel through an auto-scrolling obstacle course in the sky without falling off the course. Players who fall lose a heart, are placed inside a bubble, and are brought back onto the course at a random point; players are eliminated if they fall with no hearts remaining. As they proceed along the course, the platforms toward the back fall offscreen.

The first area contains many rotating circular platforms, with the second containing a set of plus- and T-shaped blocks, some of which rotate as well. The third and final section stretch has bouncy clouds and rotating platforms that lead to the goal platform; the first player to reach it wins.

In Perspective Mode, the camera is in "tracking" mode behind the player, and the screen does not automatically scroll. Additionally, players are immediately eliminated if they fall off the course.

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
Chinese 空中大道競走
Kōngzhōng dàdào jìngzǒu
Sky Road Walk-Race

See also[edit]