Snow Way Out

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Snow Way Out
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Chase and Overtake

Snow Way Out is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on "no way out."


The three players jump out of the chimney of a cottage (similar to the one seen at the end of the Mario Party 5 minigame Tube It or Lose It) and land on the roof. The camera then zooms out to show a background of snow with snow-covered trees while the solo player drives in on a snow vehicle.


The solo player shoots snowballs from the vehicle to make the rivals fall off. The solo player can either hit the three directly to encase them in ice or hit the roof, making it slippery, thus making it easier for them to fall off. The trio's goal is to survive until time runs out.


Results of the minigame

If the solo player wins, they perform their victory dance while the other three sit in the snow, dizzy, after being frozen. If the trio wins, the solo player is forced to retreat with a sad face as they do victory poses.



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


  • Wii Remote
    • Hold sideways
  • Buttons

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player has 30 seconds to make three rivals fall from a roof by throwing snowballs and icing up the shingles!"
  • Hint"Throwing snowballs? Ice the roof! Make foes slip! On the run? Watch out for slick spots!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぶつけてスノーボール
Butsukete sunōbōru
Throw Snowballs
Spanish Avalancha artificial Artificial avalanche
French Les Fuyards sur le Toit The Runaways on the Roof
German Schneeballschlacht Snowball Fight
Italian Un Tetto per 3 A Rooftop to 3


  • A Koopa Troopa can be seen looking through the window and waving from inside the cottage.