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 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. The players need to shoot target zones attached to them that give the players 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 will not have the point zones in the same locations. Whoever has the most points after all the targets wins.


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

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 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


  • 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
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.