Snipe for the Picking

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

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


The introduction to Snipe for the Picking

The first player enters a small room filled with gears that a Ukiki is cranking. The player then shoots an apple-shaped target, after which the screen splits into four sections and the game starts.


In this game, 15 apple-shaped targets slide in front of the players, who need to shoot target zones attached to them that are worth 10, 30, or 100 points. Each target stays on the screen for one whole second, so the players need to shoot the targets quickly. The targets do not have the point zones in the same locations. Whoever has the most points after all the targets wins.


Losers are carried away by Ukikis behind winners, who do their victory poses.

Test for the Best[edit]

In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must 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 Score required in minigame Title
A+ 1,000 1,500 points Eagle-Eyed Sniper
A 900 1,300 points Surefire Sniper
B 800 1,100 points On-Target Sniper
C 700 900 points Sniper Wannabe
D 600 700 points Wobbly Shooter
F 0 N/A Foot Shooter


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

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!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まとあてボウガン
Mato ate bōgan
Target-Aim Bow Gun

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
Korean 과녁 맞히기
Gwanyeog Majhigi
Hit the Target

Spanish Tiro al blanco
Target Shooting


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