Winner or Dinner

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Winner or Dinner
Wario getting flung away in Winner or Dinner from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 2-vs.-2 coin minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music All Messed Up

Winner or Dinner is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 8. It is the only 2-vs.-2 minigame that focuses on earning coins.


A plain desert is revealed in the first shot. A twister then whirls through, and when it passes, an oasis is revealed. This is where the minigame takes place.


The objective of the game is to collect coins that pop out of the Warp Pipe in the oasis center. Spiny Eggs also pop out, and running into one will leave the player paralyzed for a moment. Around the edge of the oasis are four Piranha Plants, which are near most landing points of coins. If the player gets too close, the Piranha Plant will chomp them and throw them out of the oasis. The next batch of items that pop out of the center pipe will include the players that were tossed out.


The players perform their winning animations in the oasis (unless they earned zero coins, in which case they do their losing animations), and the screen zooms out to the original angle. The twister then returns, and the oasis disappears along with the players.


  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Bonus minigame! Grab the most coins in the oasis. Watch out for Piranha Plants!"
  • Hint"When the Piranha Plant throws you out of the oasis, get ready to launch into action. You'll pop up in the center!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Oasis Sans Issue No Exit Oasis
German Oasengewusel Oasis Bustle
Italian L'Oasi dell'Oro The Golden Oasis
Spanish Pozo mágico Magic Well