Snow Go

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Snow Go
Snow Go
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Initial record 0:25.00
Music track Don't Freeze!
Music sample

Snow Go is a Free-for-All minigame featured in Mario Party 9. The name is a pun on the phrase "no-go," which means something failed. The main objective of the minigame is similar to that of Slot Car Derby from Mario Party and Mario Party 2, Water Whirled from Mario Party 3, Later Skater from Mario Party 5, Kart Wheeled from Mario Party 7, and Kartastrophe from Mario Party 8. The concept of avoiding snowballs that Mr. Blizzards throw at players was also used in the Mario Party 4 minigame Mr. Blizzard's Brigade.


The camera zooms in on the players, then zooms out to show the entire course.


Players in snowmobiles try to be the first to complete five laps around the track. About every 4.5 seconds, two Mr. Blizzards in the middle of the course throw snowballs that freeze any player they hit. A frozen player must shake Wii Remote to escape. About halfway around the track, there is very thick snow that slows down any player that goes through it. Players can avoid this section by taking the dash ramp. The minigame ends after one player completes five laps.

In Time Attack, the player must complete ten laps in the snowmobile. The bonus objective can be accomplished by using the dash ramp on every lap.

Like 10 to Win, Logger Heads, and Pizza Me, Mario, this minigame ends when one player reaches the goal.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules – "Be the first player to complete five laps. Use the dash ramp to avoid losing speed in the deep snow."
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to steer, Two Button to accelerate, and One Button to reverse. If you get frozen by a snowball, shake the Wii Remote to escape."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スノーモービルレース
Sunōmōbiru Rēsu
Snowmobile Race

Chinese 雪車競速
Xuě chē jìng sù
Snowmobile Race

French (NOA) Motoneiges, go!
Snowmobile, go!
French (NOE) Rallye des glaces
Ice Rally
German Schneemobil-Rennen
Snowmobile Race
Spanish (NOA) Fórmula Hielo
Formula Ice
Spanish (NOE) Carrera de motonieves
Snowmobile Race