Star Carnival Bowling
Star Carnival Bowling is a one-to-four-player minigame found only in the Extras Zone in Mario Party 8. Players can use either Mario characters or Miis from their Wii console. This minigame resembles the Bowling event in Wii Sports, except players bowl with the button instead of the button.
A closeup of the ten pins that are set up at the end of the player's bowling lane is shown. The camera then zooms backwards until it is behind the player, who is holding a bowling ball, ready to bowl. The minigame then begins.
Players must play either five or ten frames of bowling (they are able to choose the number of frames they want to bowl prior to starting the minigame) by swinging the while holding to throw the ball down the lane and into the ten pins at the end. Just like in the actual game, players score points based on how many pins they are able to successfully knock down (up to 300 points). If they want to check out the current score, players can press at any time before they continue on with their turns.
The camera pans from left to right across the scoring screen above the lane, showing players' final scores for the game. The winning player then faces the camera and does their victory pose (or losing pose if playing with two or more players).
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