Wing and a Scare

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Wing and a Scare
Wario in Wing and a Scare from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Music track It's on Now
Music sample

Wing and a Scare is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the idiom "on a wing and a prayer," which refers to doing something with the hope of success even though there is little chance of it happening.


Players act as airplane pilots and take off from a stone platform, flying forward through a city suspended in the air.


The objective is to reach the finish first. Players must use the Wii Remote to maneuver their planes through holes or openings of various shapes in a series of walls. As the minigame progresses, columns, floating landmasses, and rotating holes are introduced as obstacles. If a player hits an obstacle or trap, their plane will rebound. If both players make it to the goal at the same time or if five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a tie.


Unless there is a tie, the minigame ends with the winner flying through the city with confetti falling behind them.


  • Wii Remote: Tilt the plane
  • Buttons: None

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Tilt the wings of your plane as you try to clear the obstacles and reach the finish line first."
  • Hint"If you hit an obstacle or trap, your aircraft will rebound and you'll lose time!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くぐってグライダー
Kugutte guraidā
Crossing gliders
French Obstacles en Altitude Height Obstacles
German Der richtige Dreh The right spin
Italian Volo a Ostacoli Obstacle Flight
Spanish Vuelo acrobático Acrobatic Flight