Water Ski Spree

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Water Ski Spree
Water Ski Spree from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player coin minigame
Music track All Messed Up
Music sample

Water Ski Spree is a 4-Player coin-collecting minigame in Mario Party 8.


A Shy Guy drives a motorboat through the water, with the first player riding on waterskis behind it. Another Shy Guy throws a Spiny Egg behind the motorboat, and the player dodges it. The screen then splits into four sections, each with a player riding on waterskis behind a motorboat, and the minigame begins.


The objective is to collect as many coins as possible. There are coins on the ramps, and the player must move left and right by turning their Wii Remote. Sometimes there is a ramp on each side, and there is a coin on only one of them. The Shy Guy piloting the boat sometimes throws Spiny Eggs behind it; hitting these stuns the player and renders them unable to move for a few seconds. The maximum number of coins possible in this minigame is 17.


The ending sequence of Water Ski Spree from Mario Party 8
The ending to Water Ski Spree

The four players are all hooked on to the same boat, all waving their hands in the air while the camera is circling around the players. If a player does not collect any coins, they do a losing pose instead. However, if no one collects coins, the four players stay hooked on their boats while the screen stays split as they do their losing poses.


  • Wii Remote: Steer and veer
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Bonus minigame! Catch Shy Guy's coins as you water ski."
  • Hint"Go up the ramps whenever you can to grab more coins!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese すいじょうスキーでコイン
Suijō sukī de koin
Water Skiing Coins

French (NOA) Ski Acrobatique
Acrobatic Ski
French (NOE) Ski Aéronautique
Aeronautical Ski
German Wasserski-Gaudi
Water Ski Fun
Italian Sci d'Acqua
Water Ski
Korean 코인모으기 수상스키
Koin moeugi Susang seuki
Coin Collecting Water Skiing

Spanish Mina acuática
Water Mine


  • The rules and hint of the minigame imply the Shy Guy throws coins. However, coins are found only on ramps.