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Strategy Steps
Strategy Steps HR.jpg


Wii Party


4 Player


10 seconds


"Pick a number--one, three, or five. If nobody else picks it, you'll climb that many steps. First to the top wins!"

Strategy Steps is 4-player Minigame from Wii Party.


The objective of the Minigame is to reach the top of the stairway. The players chose a number, then the show the numbers they chose. If a player chooses a number that no-one else picked the get to go up that number of steps. If a player chose they same number as another player (or players), none of them move. The first player to the top wins.

Controls = In each round, use the D-Pad to pick number one, three, or five.


  • This is one of the few minigames where getting a 4-way tie is actually impossible. The best you can do is a 2-way tie playing normally, or a 3-way tie if one player does not pick anything on that final turn.
  • You need to choose the number quickly before the timer runs out, otherwise you'll end up missing your chance of climbing the steps, and your Mii will just stand there sad.
  • Even when really close to the end, the players that fail to get to the top are not seen making the losing animation because it focuses on the winning players. The closest you'll get is player 2 or 3 being on the last step while someone already finishes.


  • The area resembles the Music Mountain from Wii Music.
  • If all players somehow pick the same number, they will display a shocked expression.
  • Getting it at a specific angle, the Miis will stop looking at the camera directly when they fail to walk up the steps.

    Notice how in the top picture, only Alisha and Steph are looking at the camera. In the bottom, where the next turn comes up, Donna and Ivo start looking at it too.

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