Surf's Way Up
- This article is about the minigame from Mario Party 8. For the level from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! for the Game Boy Advance, see Surf's Up.
|Surf's Way Up|
|Appears in||Mario Party 8|
|Music track||It's on Now|
Surf's Way Up is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8, as well as a single-player minigame in Test for the Best. Its name is a pun on the phrase "surf's up."
The two players find themselves standing on jetboards hovering over a short road-like expanse. When they reach the end of the expanse, the players are surfing openly through outer space. In the background, Earth can be seen.
The goal is to go through colored circular goals with different point values. However, the player must watch out for the Bowser goals with his emblem shown on them, or else their score instantly drops to zero. Whoever has more points at the end of the minigame wins. If both players have the same number of points, the minigame ends in a tie.
The winning player performs their victory pose on their jetboard and launches far ahead of the losing player and out of sight, while the losing player sulks on their jetboard behind them. If the minigame ends in a tie, both players will perform their losing poses and the jetboards will not speed ahead.
Test for the Best
In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must go through as many circular point goals as possible, avoiding the Bowser goals, to earn as many points as possible. The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:
|Grade||Points earned||Score required in minigame|
- Wii Remote: Move
- / – Boost
- Rules – "Steer your space sled through the point goals to rack up the highest score."
- Hint – "Avoid the Bowser goals. If you pass through one, your score will drop to zero!"
Names in other languages
Getto da! Pointo bōru
|Get them! Point balls|
|French||Surfeur Spatial||Space Surfer|
|German||Surfen im Weltall||Surfing in Outer Space|
|Italian||Surf Siderale||Stellar Surf|
|Catch It! Point Ball|
|Spanish||Carrera espacial||Space Race|
- This minigame is similar to Target Tag from Mario Party 7, except that there are only two players instead of four.