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Spot the Sneak/Rule Reversal

Wii version of Spot the Sneak.

Wii U version of Spot the Sneak.



Wii Party, Wii Party U


2-4 players


Wii: "One player gets a secret advantage in each minigame. Sneaky! Uses the rumble feature of the Wii Remotes."

Wii U: "One player has a secret advantage in these minigames, and it's up to the other players to figure out which one of them is the Sneak!"

Spot the Sneak (Rule Reversal in Wii Party PAL version) is a game played with 2-4 players, counting as a Minigames mode in both Wii Party and Wii Party U. It is unlocked by playing through all of the 4-player minigames at least once.


  • Number of rounds: 3 or 5


This mode revolves around three or five rounds, where the players will play normal 4-player minigames. However, one of the players (including CPUs) will get a secret advantage which is announced before each minigame starts. Before the minigames, there is a "Rumble Time" where everybody's Wii Remote, except for the sneak's (or cheater's), rumbles. This lets the players know if they are the sneak. Once the minigame is over, the players get points based on their rankings (1st place is 40 points, 2nd place is 30 points, 3rd place is 20 points and 4th place is 10 points), and then they must guess who the sneak was. However, CPUs can't guess. If the players guess correctly, they take 10-20 points from the sneak/cheater, if they're incorrect, the sneak/cheater takes 10-20 points from them. (Of course, it doesn't matter whom the cheater picks.) After 3 or 5 rounds, the player(s) with the most points win.

Minigames included

Wii Version

  • Pearl Plunder - When the sneak gets near a closed shell, it opens up and reveals a pearl.
  • Face Flip - When the sneak points on their face, the Wii Remote rumbles more strongly than usual.
  • Dicey Descent - When the sneak is on the correct side, their Wii Remote rumbles once a second.
  • Maze Daze - The spinners won't mix up the sneak's controls.
  • Stop Watchers - The sneak's Wii Remote rumbles four times, once a second starting from three seconds before the correct time.
  • Follow Your Face - When the sneak points on their own cup, the Wii Remote rumbles more strongly than usual.
  • Hammer Heads - When the sneak nears a closed hole, it opens a gold mole.
  • Zombie Tag - The zombies won't go for the sneak.
  • Ram Jam - The sheep will stay out of the sneak's way.
  • Balloon Buggies - Golden balloons will appear around the sneak.
  • Chopper Hoppers - Miis will slowly gather below the sneak's helicopter.
  • Walk-Off - The sneak's Wii Remote will rumble when they have reached the correct distance.

Wii U Version

  • Water Walkers - when the sneak holds B, they will always perform a perfect jump.
  • Cage Chomp - the sneak's Wii Remote will rumble when the cursor is on a + card.
  • Alley Hoops - the sneak can grab a gold ball by pressing B.
  • Star Pupil - the sneak's Wii Remote will rumble before a woman appears.
  • Snap Judgment - the sneak can press B to hold the correct sign.
  • Run to the Sun - when the sneak is choosing the wrong course, the Wii Remote will rumble.
  • Lap Happy - The Sneak can press B to swim perfectly.
  • Ramped Up - When the Sneak passes by the perfect distance on the ramp, their Wii Remote will rumble.
  • Safari Hustle - by holding B, the sneak won't lose stamina.
  • Flock Shot - the sneak's Wii Remote will rumble before the greatest number of birds appear on screen.
  • Cliff Riders - the sneak can do nothing, but holding 2 will let him/her play normally.
  • Close Knit  - the sneak can hold B to knit automatically in the fastest speed.
  • Balance Broncos - the sneak can't get bucked off if they hold B.
  • Fruit or Scare - the sneak's Wii Remote will rumble if they stand in front of a box which has apples. The more apples a box contains, the more the Wii Remote rumbles.

    Comparison of both versions.


  • In Wii Party, the host is Party Phil, but Wii Party U, where Party Penny was introduced, has her as the host.
  • After every round is over, the camera angle will change for the introduction of the next round.

    In Wii Party.

    In Wii Party U.

  • Party Penny actually walks in front of the players as if she was investigating them, while Party Phil just stands there with an angry look on his face.
  • This is the only returning mode from Wii Party. Everything else in Wii Party U is brand new.
  • The music in Wii Party U is a remix of the original Spot The Sneak music.

Modes in Wii Party
Party Games: Board Game Island - Globe Trot - Swap Meet - Spin-Off - Bingo

Pair Games: Friend Connection - Balance Boat - Match-Up

House Party: Animal Tracker - Hide 'n' Hunt - Time Bomb - Word Bomb - Buddy Quiz

Minigames: Free Play - Battle - Solo - Challenge - Spot the Sneak

Others: Suggestions - Rankings

Modes in Wii Party U
TV Party: Highway Rollers - GamePad Island - Mii Fashion Plaza - The Balldozer - Teammate Madness

House Party: Button Smashers - Name That Face - Lost-and-Found Square - Sketchy Situation - Do U Know Mii? - Water Runners - Feed Mii! - Dance with Mii

GamePad Party: Tabletop Foosball - Tabletop Baseball - Mii-in-a-Row - Tabletop Gauntlet - Tabletop Minigames - Animal Matchup - Puzzle Blockade

Minigames: Minigame Collection - Freeplay Challenge - Bridge Burners - Dojo Domination - Battle of the Minigames - Tabletop Tournament - Spot the Sneak

Others: Suggestions - Archives