Cart Surfer was a Club Penguinminigame that could be played in the Mine. The main objective of the game was the performance of various tricks and stunts to earn points (similar to Catchin' Waves) while riding a Mine Cart on a track. When players finished the game, they were brought to the Mine Shack.
This was one of the most popular games in Club Penguin, as it was a quick way to earn a great amount of coins, by using the right and best moves (see table below). In the Cart Surfer minigame in Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force, the player had to jump over rocks and duck to avoid obstacles.
The most efficient way to get coins on Cart Surfer was to alternate the Back Flip and Air Twist, Handstand or Run on Rails: a 100 scoring stunt and any of the 80 scoring ones. Rail Grind was the highest scoring stunt for the turns. It also helped to crash a few times near the end, which gave the player more time to do tricks.
When you lost a life, you got the chance to perform about 2–3 moves before the next turn so you had to use your lives wisely and you could get an extra 540–840 points. Note that if a move was performed twice in a row, the score you would normally get for the trick was halved every time after the first trick.
An efficient player could earn approximately 450 coins per game. If a player had all the stamps for the game, their coins would be doubled, giving them 900 coins.
The prototype version of it was called Cave Runner.
Sometimes a Black Puffle would briefly appear even if you did not have one with you, along with your penguin turning to yellow (however, it did not happen if your penguin was yellow). This glitch was never fixed.
At one time, you were able to earn more than the maximum amount of stamps available on Cart Surfer, presumably due to a removed stamp. When you completed a game, it would display as "13/12" stamps. This glitch was never fixed.
When grinding around corners, you could extend a grind for much longer than usual. If you kept grinding after the initial "tipping" animation began playing, the cart would right itself again, allowing you to continue grinding. This only worked on or just after corners, and required careful timing, but allowed you to get upwards of 90 points on a single grind. This was a very efficient method of earning coins.