Treacherous Tightrope

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Not to be confused with Tightrope Treachery.
Treacherous Tightrope
Treacherous Tightrope from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Music track An Unexpected Surprise
Music sample

Treacherous Tightrope is a 4-Player minigame that appears in Mario Party 8.


The introduction to Treacherous Tightrope

The camera shows the tightropes and characters from below, moving upwards. The wind blows the tightropes and the players, causing them to almost lose their balance. The minigame starts when the camera is set behind the characters.


The player uses Wii Remote like a balancing pole as their character walks across a tightrope. Wii Remote must be tilted forward so that the character walks. Tilting it to the sides can destabilize them and make them fall. The wind frequently blows left or right, requiring the players to stop moving and instead keep their balance by tilting the other way. The first player to make it to the other side wins the minigame. If all of the players lose their balance and fall off their tightropes, the minigame ends in a tie.


The ending to Treacherous Tightrope

The winner's balancing pole disappears, then the winner jumps off their tightrope onto a rock and performs their victory pose, while any remaining players instantly lose their balance and fall down into the canyon.


  • Wii Remote
    • Move forward
    • Use balancing pole
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Cross the tightrope! Use the balancing pole, especially when the wind blows."
  • Hint"Move forward only when the wind dies down. When it blows, stop walking and focus on keeping your balance!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハラハラ!つなわたり
Harahara! Tsunawatari
Heart-Stopping Tightrope Walking

French A l'Affût, Nambule
Pun on a l'affût (on the lookout) and funambule (tightrope walker)
German Wackelpartie
Balance Act
Italian Appesi a un Filo
Hanging to a Wire
Korean 아슬아슬 줄타기
Aseul-aseul Jultagi
Barely Tightrope Walker

Spanish Funambulista
Tightrope Walker