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Wii Party U


2-4 players


"Hide behind the barriers so that the curious ostrich won't find you. The player who manages to avoid the ostrich wins the game."

Hide-and-Go-Beak is a 4-player minigame in Wii Party U.


You have 10 seconds to choose a bush to hide yourself. The system is first-come, first-served. So, you can't pick the same bush if another player has picked it first. After that, an ostrich will go around the bushes and knocks down a random bush.

This game is luck based, so fate decides who wins, not the hiding spots. Sometimes, the ostrich will analyze the bush to make the player hiding in it anxious.

The ostrich will pull down a bush when it finally picked one and will peck the player's head (if there is one in that bush). If the bush that the ostrich pulled down doesn't have anyone in it, then the ostrich will just continue on normally.

The last Mii standing wins.


  • This minigame, along with Run to the Sun (Wii Party U), Risky Railway, and Lucky Launch (Wii Party) are the only Wii Party/Wii Party U minigames based on luck. No matter which fake bush or fake grass the player or CPU picks, the winner will always be luck dependent.
  • If you look at it correctly, the ostrich doesn't touch a player's head when pecking them.
  • Some of the ostrich's sound effects are the same as the Huebirds of Happiness from the Rhythm Heaven series.
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Minigames in Wii Party U
All Play: - Balloon Boppers - Jumping Target - Face Flippers - No Goals Barred - Close Knit - Super Snow Sliders - Star Pupil - Heart Targets - Sitting Pretty - Twisted Flight - Pool Party - Cage Chomp - Mii Vaulters - Domino Tally - Shutter Bird - Snap Judgement - Pose Pros - Symmetrical Suits - Recipe Recall - Space Zappers - Freeze! - Token Drop - Safari Hustle - Balance Broncos - Maze Malaise - Snow Shredders - River Rollin - Speed of Sight - Power Prisms - Alley Hoops - Big Bang Blasters - Lap Happy - Fruit or Scare - One-Two Punch - Balanced Diet - Moonbase Escape - Ramped Up - Flock Shot - Ice Spinners - Pogo Battle - Hide-and-Go-Beak - Countdown Crisis - Assemble Bots - Run to the Sun - Mad Hatters - Apple Scramble - Water Walkers - R/C Drifters - Match Mii - Cliff Riders - Safe Landings

1 vs Rivals: - Tube Tosser - Zig-Zaggurat - Shutter Shy - U Can't Catch Mii - Operation: Sandbox - UFO Zap Up - Penalty Kick Challenge - Perilous Pathways - Ninja Scramble - Punch Dunk/Knock Out - Blast Panels - Spiked-Ball Brawl - Diamond of Mine - Catch A Wave