Sugar Rush (minigame)

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Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds per round
Music Friendly Competition

Sugar Rush is a 2-vs.-2 and Duel minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name is derived from the phrase "sugar rush," which is when one goes into hyperactivity after consuming too much sugar.


In a bakery, a character is seen putting the finishing touches on a cake sitting on a table. A picture of the cake appears in a box at the top of the screen, and the minigame begins.

  • In normal mode, a Koopa Troopa (who is the main baker) is seen adding the finishing touches.
  • In minigame mode, one of the player's Miis (as the main baker) adds the finishing touches.


The objective of the game is to duplicate the cake that the character lays out. To do so, players must pick up toppings from a tray and place them on the cake, as the character originally placed them. Placing a topping in the wrong spot simply wastes time. Some cakes require up to seven toppings, while some require as few as three. The first team (or player) to make two cakes before the other is the winner.


Winning players do their victory poses while standing behind a table with their two finished cakes on it. Losing players are not seen.


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

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Recreate the sample cake by moving toppings to the right spots. Get two cakes completed first!"
  • Hint"If you drop a topping in the wrong spot, you'll have to pick it up again and place it in the right spot."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つくってケーキ
Tsukutte kēki
Build the Cake
French Cerise sur le Gâteau Icing on the Cake
German Torten-Sport Cakes Sport
Italian Dolcetti Perfetti Perfect Sweets
Spanish Toque maestro Master Touch


  • Rarely, the two cakes shown at the end will not be the ones created by the winning team/player. It is unknown what causes this error.
  • The first cake created will always be the same.