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Derby Dash
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Wii Party


4 Player




"It's time for a horse race! Giddyup to the finish line, but be careful not to use up your horse's energy too soon."

Derby Dash is a 4-player minigame in Wii Party.


The camera pans across the gates, showing the Miis on their horses, then zooms out to show the first section of the track.


Players try to be the first to reach the finish by using speed boosts strategically. Since horses cannot go offscreen, any speed boosts used at the front edge of the screen are slightly less effective. Note: Players generally seem to get better results when they use multiple speed boosts at once, though the bar will recover very slowly. If all of the boosts are used, the horse will slow down very quickly after player hits the horse again.


If two or more players finish close together, a photo finish will happen.


  • The concept of this minigame is similar to Charge! from Wii Play.
  • Every time you play, the Miis will be lined up in a different order at the start point.
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  • The horse is a different color for each player:
    • Player 1 has a light brown horse.
    • Player 2 has a chestnut horse.
    • Player 3 has a dark brown horse.
    • Player 4 has a white horse.

Minigames in Wii Party
4-player: Derby Dash - Smile Snap - Chop Chops - Walk-Off - Shifty Gifts - Flap Hurdles - Jumbo Jump - Moon Landing - Popgun Posse - Friendly Face-Off - Flag Fracas - Shutterpup - Lucky Launch - Saucer Snap - Maze Daze - Quicker Chipper - Barrel Daredevil - Face Flip - Goal Getters - Stop Watchers - Chopper Hoppers - Puzzle Pick-Up - Feathered Frenzy - Follow Your Face - Strategy Steps - Tropical Punch - Pearl Plunder - Hammer Heads - Crash Balls - Rope Sling - Space Brawl - Dicey Descent - Cosmic Capers - Cry Babies - Ram Jam - Spotlight Fight - Chin-Up Champ - Risky Railroad - Balloon Buggies - Back Attack - Zombie Tag

1 vs 3: Flying Fruit - Lumber Whacks - Splash Bash - Poserobics - Hide-and-Peek

1 vs 1: Commuter Count - Timber Topple - Delivery Duel - Roll to the Goal - Channel Changers - Spring Time - Jangle Wranglers/Shepherd Scramble - Poppin' Pilots - Flag Footrace - Pop-Up Bandits - Fruit Focus

Pair: Flycycle Team - Fishin' Buddies - Bumper Crops - Robot Factory - Flashlight Frights - Basket Bonanza - Meet and Greet - Paddle Pals - Pop Coaster - Tippy Traverse - Pump Cart Panic - Sheep Crossing - Banana Blockade - Spring Ringers - Can Poppers - Clover Hunt - Rodent Rundown - Jump Rope Jam - Bobsled Highway - Color Coordination - Teamwork Temple - Blastronauts

Challenge: Marching Orders - Garden Gridlock - Shifty Gifts - Tippy Traverse - Banana Blockade - Clover Hunt - About Face