Settle It in Court

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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 Wii Remote forward to make the shot. Occasionally, a Goomba icon slides across. When it reaches the marker, the player must press the A Button or B Button button and swing, 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 Best

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
    • A Button / B Button – Pass to a Goomba

In-game text

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


Names in other languages

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

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