Water Ski Spree

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Water Ski Spree
Water Ski Spree.png
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player coin minigame
Music All Messed Up

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


Four Shy Guys drive motorboats through the water, each with a player riding behind one on waterskis. A Shy Guy throws a Spiny behind it, and the first player dodges it. The screen then splits into four sections, 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 will sometimes throw Spiny Eggs behind them; hitting these will stun the player and render them unable to move for a few seconds. The maximum number of coins possible in this minigame is 17.


The ending for this minigame

The four players are all hooked on to the same boat, all waving their hands in the air. If a player does not collect any coins, they will 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!"

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
Spanish Mina acuática Water mine
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

See also[edit]


  • The rules and hint of the minigame imply the Shy Guy throws coins. However, coins are found only on ramps. Also, Spiny Eggs are not mentioned at all.