Settle It in Court

Settle It in Court
Settle It in Court from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Challenge!
Music sample

Settle It in Court is a Duel minigame in Mario Party 8, as well as a single-player minigame in Test for the Best. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Let's settle it in court," which traditionally refers to a judicial court rather than a basketball one. This minigame is similar in concept to Three Throw from Mario Party 4.


The player is on a basketball court, among a Shy Guy and many Goombas. The Shy Guy throws the player a basketball, and they shoot it. The game begins after that.


The Shy Guy throws basketballs from the side, and there is a meter at the top of the screen, with a basketball going from right to left across it, one at a time. When the ball icon reaches the yellow marker at the center, the player must swing   forward to make the shot. Occasionally, a Goomba icon slides across. When it reaches the marker, the player must press the   or   button, and the Goomba gives the player an assist. The speed the icon goes across varies. Whoever has more baskets after 30 seconds is declared the winner.


The winning player does the victory dance, as well as the Shy Guy and the Goombas, which are jumping. If a tie occurs, both players do their losing animations.

Test for the BestEdit

In Test for the Best, the player plays alone in this minigame and must sink as many baskets as possible within 30 seconds. The scores required to earn a certain point total are as follows:

Grade Points earned Score required in minigame
A+ 1,000 18 baskets
A 900 16 baskets
B 800 14 baskets
C 700 12 baskets
D 600 10 baskets


  • Wii Remote: Shoot basketball
  • Buttons
    •   /   – Pass to a Goomba

In-game textEdit

  • Rules"Wave   to shoot the ball when the ball icon passes through the shot window."
  • Hint"When a Goomba icon appears, press   or   when it passes through the shot window to get an assist."


Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガンガン!フリースロー
Gangan! Furī surō
Intense! Free Throw

French Lancers Pas Francs
Pun on lancer francs (free throw) and pas franc (not sincere)
German Korb-Kanonade
Basket Cannonade
Italian Lunetta Storta
Twisted Opening
Korean 대전! 프리드로우
Daejeon! Peulideulou
Intense! Free Throw

Spanish Tiros libres
Free Throws


When getting the minigame, it shows Mario against Daisy, but in the Free Play Arcade and the menu of the minigame, it shows Wario against Yoshi