Snipe for the Picking

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Snipe for the Picking
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Battle minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Challenge!

Snipe for the Picking is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 8 and a single-player minigame in Test for the Best. Its name is a pun on the expression "ripe for the picking."


The first player enters a shooting range, where Ukikis are turning gears. The player then has a shot that does not count, then the game starts.


In this game, the players are in a small room filled with gears that are being cranked by an Ukiki, where apple-shaped targets will slide in front of them, and they need to shoot smaller targets attached to them that give the player 10, 30, or 100 points. Whoever has the most points after all the targets wins.


The losers are carried away by Ukikis behind the winner, while the winner does their victory pose.


  • Wii Remote
    • Use the Pointer to move the cursor.
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Shoot

Test for the Best[edit]

This minigame appears in Test for the Best. The player plays alone in this minigame, and their objective is to shoot the targets to earn as many points as possible within 30 seconds.

The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points earned Required in minigame
A+ 1,000 1,500 points
A 900 1,300 points
B 800 1,100 points
C 700 900 points
D 600 700 points

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Rack up the biggest score by shooting the target zones with the highest numbers."
  • Hint"The high-score zones aren't always in the middle of the target. Pay close attention!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まとあてボウガン
Mato ate bōgan
Target-Aim Bow Gun
Spanish Tiro al blanco Shoot at the target
French Tel Guillaume Pun on the French name for William Tell (Guillaume Tell) and the word "tel" (which means "same as")
German Punkteschießen Point Shooting
Italian Cecchino e Bottino Sniper and Loot


  • This is the only minigame in Test for the Best that is neither a 4-Player minigame nor a Duel minigame.