The minigame starts as the player-piloted planes take off from a stone platform.
The goal of the minigame to to reach the finish first. This is achieved by tilting the plane with the Wii Remote through obstacles like openings, columns, and rotating holes.
Unless a tie occurred, the plane that crossed the finish line first gets showered in confetti while the other plane is unseen.
Rules - "Tilt the wings of your plane as you try to clear the obstacles and reach the finish line first."
Hint - "If you hit an obstacle or trap, your aircraft will rebound and you'll lose time!"
The name of the minigame is a pun on the phrase "on a wing and a prayer", which is when someone has a small chance of succeeding at their task.