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    Mario Party 7 FAQ/Strategy Guide
    By:  Robert Dohner (a.k.a. Rampidzier)
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
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     1. Introduction....................................................MP7INTRO
        1a. Version History.............................................MP7INVER
        1b. FAQ Progress................................................MP7INPRO
    
     2. Mario Party Basics..............................................MP7BASIC
        2a. Modes Overview..............................................MP7BAMOD
        2b. Spaces Overview.............................................MP7BASPA
    
     3. Characters......................................................MP7CHARA
    
     4. Orbs............................................................MP7ANORB
        4a. Self Orbs...................................................MP7ORSEL
        4b. Thrown Orbs.................................................MP7ORTHR
        4c. Roadblock Orbs..............................................MP7ORROA
        4d. Character Orbs..............................................MP7ORCHA
        4e. Koopa Kid Orb...............................................MP7ORKOO
    
     5. Game Boards.....................................................MP7GAMEB
        5a. Grand Canal.................................................MP7GBGRA
        5b. Pagoda Peak.................................................MP7GBPAG
        5c. Pyramid Park................................................MP7GBPYR
        5d. Neon Heights................................................MP7GBNEO
        5e. Windmillville...............................................MP7GBWIN
        5f. Bowser's Enchanted Inferno..................................MP7GBBOW
    
    6. Minigames.......................................................MP7MINIG
        6a. 4 Player Minigames..........................................MP7MG4PL
        6b. 4 Player Mic Minigames......................................MP7MG4PM
        6c. 1-Vs.-3 Minigames...........................................MP7MG1V3
        6d. 1-Vs.-3 Mic Minigames.......................................MP7MG13M
        6e. 2-Vs.-2 Minigames...........................................MP7MG2V2
        6f. Battle Minigames............................................MP7MGBAT
        6g. Duel Minigames..............................................MP7MGDUE
        6h. DK Minigames................................................MP7MGDKM
        6i. Bowser Minigames............................................MP7MGBOW
        6j. Rare Minigames..............................................MP7MGRAR
        6k. 8 Player Minigames..........................................MP7MG8PL
    
     7. Duty Free Shop..................................................MP7DFREE
        7a. Shop Items..................................................MP7DFSIT
        7b. Staff Records...............................................MP7DFSTA
    
     8. FAQs............................................................MP7FREQU
    
     9. Special Thanks..................................................MP7THANK
    
    10. Contact Information and Legal Stuffies..........................MP7LEGAL
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   1. Introduction
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    Mario Party 7 is a party game, designed mainly for multiple players.  The 
    series originated on the Nintendo 64 and became a successful franchise that 
    has gone on until this installment.  The game is played on a game board that 
    characters move around on by hitting dice blocks.  Each space on the board 
    has different effects on the character and the game.  After everyone moves on 
    the board, a minigame is played for coins.  The objective of every board is 
    to collect the most stars to become the Superstar.  However, how to collect 
    the stars is different on every board...
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   1a. Version History
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    Version 1.0 (08/17/06):  Hopefully completed.  It's hard to believe that this
       is my first Gamecube FAQ even though I've owned a Gamecube before I owned
       a Playstation 2.
    
    Version 1.1 (08/19/06):  Minor fixes.
    
    Version 1.2 (11/19/06):  Made some minor fixes that were brought to my
       attention and provided information on the last event space in
       Windmillville.
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   1b. FAQ Progress
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    The only thing I can think of right now that I might add in the future is a 
    souvinirs section.  Other than that, I cannot think of anything else I would 
    like to add to this guide.  I would like to refine some of the game board 
    events, but that will only happen through playing the game.
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   2. Mario Party Basics
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    The premise of Mario Party 7 was to design a game that would be fun for 
    multiple players.  There are multiple modes in the game that you can play.  
    Some modes are designed for single players while other modes are more fun 
    with multiple people around.  When the game is started, you must first choose 
    which save slot you will play as.  Once you have done that, you will enter 
    the cruise ship.  Toadsworth, the host of the game, will direct you to choose 
    one of the six modes or options.  Once you have chosen a cruise or an option, 
    you will be taken into that part of the boat.
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   2a. Modes Overview
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    There are six modes or options that you can choose at the start of the game.  
    They are listed below along with an explanation of each mode.
    
    
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    Party Cruise
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    Party Cruise is the main mode of the game.  This is where you can challenge 
    three friends or computer controlled characters to a game of Mario Party.  
    You can also team up with friends or with the computer and play a game of 
    team Mario Party.  The objective of the game is simple:  to collect as many 
    stars and coins as possible.  The winner of each board is the person with the 
    most stars.  If more than one person has the most stars, then the tiebreaker 
    is the amount of coins a person has.  Each board has its own specific set of 
    rules that you must play by.
    
    When you start off the game, you must first hit a dice block to determine the 
    order in which each person or team will go.  On some boards, it's best to go 
    first.  On other boards, it's best to go last.  Each board is different, so 
    having the highest roll doesn't always mean you're in the best position to 
    win.  After the order has been determined, each person or team will hit the 
    dice block on their turn and then move that many spaces.  Once they land on a 
    space, something will happen to that person or team, which is determined by 
    what space they land on.  Once everyone has taken their turn, a minigame is 
    played.  The minigame is determined by the spaces people have landed on.  If 
    everyone has landed on a red or a blue space, then the game will be a 4 
    Player Minigame.  If one person lands on a space of a different color than 
    the other three, than a 1-Vs.-3 Minigame will be played.  If two people land 
    on the same color space and then the other two players landed on a different 
    color space, than a 2-Vs.-2 Minigame is played.  If any character lands on a 
    green, character, or a DK space, then that person's color is randomly changed 
    to either red or blue.  Also, be on the lookout for Battle Minigames and Mic 
    Minigames.  These minigames happen randomly throughout the game.
    
    After every five turns, it will be Bowser time.  Bowser will then do 
    something to mess with the characters on the board.  What Bowser does is 
    random and based on what board you are playing on.  Also, when there are only 
    four turns left in the game, Bowser will give the person who is in last place 
    a chance to hit a block that will cause a random rule change.
    
    At the end of the game, the stars and coins are tallied up.  This is also the 
    time that Toadsworth awards bonus stars.  If you have chosen to play with 
    bonus stars, Toadsworth will give three stars based on performance.  The 
    requirements to obtain one of these stars is random.  There are six different 
    bonus stars in all:
    
    
    Minigame Star:  This star is awarded to the person who earned the most coins
       in the minigames.
    
    Orb Star:  This star is awarded to the person who used the most orbs.
    
    Action Star:  This star is awarded to the person who landed on the most
       Question Mark spaces.
    
    Running Star:  This star is awarded to the person who moved the most spaces
       in total.
    
    Shopping Star:  This star is awarded to the person who spent the most coins
       at the shop.
    
    Red Star:  This star is awarded to the person who landed on the most Red
       spaces.
    
    
    At the end, the person with the most stars is declared the Superstar!
    
    
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    Solo Cruise
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    Solo Cruise is a one on one match against a friend or a computer controlled 
    character.  The Solo Cruise is played on the same boards as the Party Cruise.  
    However, the rules are different for the Solo Cruise.  Each board has a 
    specific objective that you must complete in order to clear the board.  These 
    objectives are listed in Chapter 5.
    
    When you start a Solo Cruise, you must register your name and pick a 
    character.  You will be using that character throughout the Solo Cruise.  If 
    you are playing against the computer, then the computer will pick random 
    opponents to play against you.
    
    When you start the Solo Cruise, you and your opponent will hit dice blocks to 
    see who goes first.  Once the order has been determined, you will try to 
    complete the objectives of the board.  However, when you are playing the Solo 
    Cruise, the game only ends when a person completes the objectives of the 
    board.  Also, there are no minigames played after all the turns have been 
    completed.  Furthermore, there is no Bowser Time and coin blocks are placed 
    around the board, giving you random amounts of coins.
    
    When you complete a board, the amount of turns it took to complete that board 
    is recorded under your name.  The person who completes all six boards in the 
    fewest turns is considered to be the Solo Cruise Champion.
    
    
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    Deluxe Cruise
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    Deluxe Cruise is where you can play various 8 Player minigames.  There are 
    four teams of two that play the minigames.  The minigames involve two people 
    sharing a controller.  One person controls the Control Stick and the L button 
    while the other person controls the C Stick and the R button.  You can either 
    play an 8-Player Free Play, where you pick a game and play it or you can play 
    the 8-Player Ice Battle, where you and your partner try to get to the center 
    ice area by winning minigames.  These minigames are different from the 
    minigames played in other modes.
    
    
    
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    Minigame Cruise
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    The Minigame Cruise is where you can play all the minigames you have unlocked 
    in various challenges.  There are six different ways to play the minigames in 
    this mode.  The six different ways to play are as follows:
    
    
    Free Play Sub:  Pick a minigame and play them.
    
    Volcano Peril:  You must win a specific amount of minigames before the other
       people do.  The amount of wins a person needs can be 3, 5, or 7.  Also,
       you can choose which types of minigames you want to play.  The three
       options there are the 4 Player Minigames, the 2-Vs.-2 Minigames, or the
       1-Vs.-3 Minigames.  To play Volcano Peril, you must have unlocked at least
       one 4 Player Minigame, one 2-Vs.-2 Minigame, and one 1-Vs.-3 Minigame.
    
    Waterfall Battle:  You must defeat all three opponents in Battle Minigames.
       If you lose, you are knocked down to the bottom of the waterfall.
       However, if a back-to-back winner loses, then you are given a second
       chance.  To play Waterfall Battle, you must have unlocked at least one
       Battle Minigame.
    
    Pearl Hunt:  In this game, you must open 3 shells with a pearl that has the
       image of your character on them.  To open a shell, you must win minigames.
       Every time you win a minigame, you are given a chance to open a shell.
       It's best to remember which shells you have already opened in order to
       find which shells hold your pearls.  There are items in this game that can
       help or hinder your progress.
    
       Mushroom:  Lets you open another shell.
       Super Mushroom:  Lets you open two more shells.
       Bob-omb:  Briefly opens the shells surrounding the bob-omb.
       Whirlpool:  Shuffles all shells into a new pattern.
    
       To play Pearl Hunt, you must have unlocked at least one 4 Player Minigame.
    
    Decathlon Castle:  In this game, you climb up a castle, playing various
       minigames at each floor of the castle.  The objective of this game is to
       score more points than your opponents.  The better you perform in a
       minigame, the more points you score.  You can play either up to 5 or 10
       minigames.  To play Decathlon Castle, you must have unlocked the following
       minigames:
    
       Air Farce
       Fun Run
       Helipopper
       Kart Wheeled
       Monty's Revenge
       Pokey Pummel
       Snow Ride
       Take Me Ohm
       Target Tag
       Track & Yield
    
    King of the River:  In this mode, you must win a certain amount of minigames
       in order to reach the treasure.  You have three lives, just in case you
       fail to win a minigame.  There are three difficulty levels in this mode.
       You unlock the Normal Trip after you beat the Easy Trip.  You unlock the
       Hard Trip after you beat the Normal Trip.  To play King of the River, you
       must purchase the game in the Duty Free Shop.
    
    
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    Duty Free Shop
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    The Duty Free Shop is where you can purchase items, listen to the sound test, 
    view the minigames you have already obtained, view your travel diary, and 
    view all the souvenirs you have purchased or won.  I have listed all the 
    items you can purchase from the Duty Free Shop in Chapter 7.  The most 
    interesting item of note in the Duty Free Shop is the Travel Diary.  This 
    lists all your records from the Party Cruise, the Minigame records, the 
    Decathlon Castle records, and the Staff records.  You can view the Staff 
    records after you have purchased them from the Duty Free Shop.
    
    
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    Control Room
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    This is where you can set various game options.  Not very interesting, but it 
    serves an important function.
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   2b. Spaces Overview
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    In both the Party Cruise and the Solo Cruise, the game board is covered in 
    spaces.  Every space you land on will perform some kind of event.  This 
    section will go over each space in detail.
    
    
    Blue Spaces:  If you land on a Blue space, you gain three coins.
    
    Red Spaces:  If you land on a Red space, you lose three coins.  If you do not
       have three coins, then you lose all the coins that you have.  Normally,
       you do not want to land on these spaces a whole lot.  However, if you are
       playing Party Cruise with bonus stars, then if you land on the most Red
       spaces, you might obtain the Red Star at the end of the game.
    
    Green Spaces with a Question Mark:  If you land on a Green space, you will
       trigger an event.  These spaces are also known as Event spaces.  The event
       that will happen depends on the board and the space you landed on.  Some
       events are really good while other events aren't so good.
    
    Mic Space:  If you land on a Mic space, then you will have the chance to play
       the Mic Minigame.  You can wager any amount of coins that you have up to
       99 coins.  During the Mic Minigame, you will be shown 3, 4, or 5 cards
       with pictures of fruit on them.  You must memorize these cards and then
       when the cards are flipped over, you must speak the name of the fruit that
       is on the highlighted card.  If you correctly identify all the cards, then
       you double the coins you wagered.  If you get one card wrong, you will
       lose all the coins you wagered.
    
    Duel Space:  If you land on a Duel space, you can challenge another character
       on the board to a Duel Minigame.  You cannot challenge characters who have
       no stars or coins.  If you win the Duel Minigame, you gain the chance to
       hit a block that will randomly determine what you get from the other
       opponent.  You can win stars or coins.  However, if you lose the Duel
       Minigame, your opponent gets to hit the block.  If you hit the block and a
       Red X appears in the circle, then you gain nothing from your opponent.
    
    DK Space:  If you land on a DK space, then you get the chance to play a DK
       Minigame.  There are two types of DK Minigames.  The first DK Minigame is
       a Single Player Minigame.  You must defeat DK in a minigame in order to
       obtain a prize.  That prize can be 20 coins, 30 coins, or on some boards,
       a star.  The second DK Minigame is a Multiplayer Minigame.  In these
       minigames, you and the other players play a minigame and try to collect
       the most bananas.  After the minigame is over, you can exchange those
       bananas for coins.  The exchange rate can be 1 coin per banana, 2 coins
       per banana, or 3 coins per banana.  No matter which DK Minigame you play,
       you must admit that DK is a fine bloke.
    
    Koopa Kid Space:  If you land on a Koopa Kid space, Koopa Kid will attempt to
       make your life miserable in order to get a raise in his allowance.  There
       are various things that Koopa Kid can do.  You can override a Koopa Kid
       space with your own Character space or Roadblock space.  Here is a list of
       what could happen:
    
       Exchange your coins with a random player.
       Take all coins and redistribute them so everyone has the same amount.
       Swap your position with a random player.
       Swap everyone's position.
       Take all the orbs and give them out at random.
       Give you a cursed mushroom that forces you to roll a 1-5 next turn.
    
    Bowser Space:  If you land on a Bowser space, Bowser will stomp on you and
       force you to play a Bowser minigame.  If you lose the minigame, you can
       lose half your coins, all of your coins, or even a star.  There are two
       types of Bowser minigames.  The first type is a Single Player Minigame
       where only you play the minigame and only you can lose your coins or
       stars.  The second type of minigame is the Multiplayer Minigame, where
       everyone plays and everyone can lose their coins or stars.  Needless to
       say, you can always sabotage your opponents in a Multiplayer Minigame.
    
    Character Space:  If you land on your own Character space, then you gain 5
       coins.  However, if you land on someone else's Character space, then
       something normally bad happens to you.  What happens to you depends on
       what orb was thrown on that space.  Character spaces must be laid by you
       and the other players.  You can override your opponent's Character spaces
       with your own Character spaces or Roadblock spaces.
    
    Roadblock space:  If you pass through your opponent's Roadblock space, then
       something normally bad happens to you.  You can pass through your own
       Roadblock space without triggering the trap.  You cannot override a
       Roadblock space with your own Character space or a Roadblock space.  You
       can only pass through an opponent's Roadblock space if you have used a
       Metal Mushroom Orb, a Flower Orb, or a Magic Orb.
    
    
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    Mario Party 7 wouldn't be a Mario Party without the cast and crew from 
    various Mario games.  Each character has their own specific symbol placed on 
    their character space and their own specific orb.  Each character plays the 
    same during minigames, but the types of orbs they obtain in the game can be 
    an influence when deciding which character you want to play as.  When in 
    doubt, pick your favorite character!
    
    
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    Mario
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    Mario is the flagship character of Nintendo.  Throughout the years, Mario has 
    survived as an icon of video games.  Mario has appeared in many games 
    throughout the years.  He has played golf, tennis, and basketball.  He has 
    been a plumber, a doctor, a driver, and a savior of kingdoms.  Probably the 
    most recognized figure in video games, Mario has been everywhere and back.  
    It's no wonder he is taking a cruise!
    
    Character Space:  A red space with an "M".
    
    Character Orb:  Fireball Orb
    
    
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    Luigi
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    Luigi is Mario's brother and is also a plumber.  While Mario is out in the 
    forefront battling evil where ever it may strike, Luigi is sometimes just a 
    background character.  However, Luigi has been on his own share of adventures 
    and is always ready to put up a fight when he needs to.  While Mario normally 
    gets top billing, Luigi does sometimes gain the spotlight.
    
    Character Space:  A green space with an "L".
    
    Character Orb:  Fireball Orb
    
    
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    Princess Peach
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    Princess Peach is the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom.  She has been Mario's 
    sweetheart throughout the ages.  She is the typical damsel in distress, 
    always getting captured by Bowser, waiting for Mario to rescue her.  However, 
    recently she hasn't been getting captured by Bowser as much.  She recently 
    starred in her own game.
    
    Character Space:  A crown.
    
    Character Orb:  Flower Orb
    
    
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    Princess Daisy
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    Princess Daisy is the Princess of Sarasaland, a desert Kingdom.  Daisy is a 
    tomboy in nature and is often considered to be Luigi's girl, but no proof of 
    that has existed.  She is, however, appearing in more and more Mario games.  
    I guess Nintendo figures if you don't like a blonde, you might like a 
    redhead.
    
    Character Space:  A daisy.
    
    Character Orb:  Flower Orb
    
    
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    Yoshi
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    Yoshi is the lovable dinosaur that Mario rode in Super Mario World.  Ever 
    since his first appearance in video games, Yoshi has been a popular figure.  
    Yoshi has appeared in many games and starred in a few games of his own.  
    Yoshi is famous for his tongue that can stretch out and eat almost anything 
    and turn that thing into an egg.  There are many different colors of Yoshis, 
    although the green Yoshi is the most common.
    
    Character Space:  A Yoshi egg.
    
    Character Orb:  Egg Orb
    
    
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    Birdo
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    Birdo was a boss in Super Mario Bros. 2.  Birdo then disappeared for a little 
    while, although he has appeared in some video games.  However, Birdo has been 
    appearing in more video games recently.  Birdo's can shoot eggs from his 
    mouth, normally using that as his main attack.  You must purchase Birdo from 
    the Duty Free Shop in order to play as Birdo.
    
    Character Space:  A bow.
    
    Character Orb:  Egg Orb
    
    
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    Boo
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    Boo is a ghost.  They first made an appearance in Super Mario Bros. 3.  
    Normally, if you are facing away from a Boo, they will chase after you.  
    However, if you face a Boo, they will either attempt to hide or cover their 
    eyes and stop moving.  Boos come in all sizes, from small Boos to normal Boos 
    to king sized Boos.  Boos can also be white or pink, although I'm sure there 
    are more colors of Boos somewhere out there.
    
    Character space:  A white space with a mouth full of teeth.
    
    Character Orb:  Magic Orb
    
    
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    Dry Bones
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    Dry Bones is a skeleton of a Koopa Troopa.  Unlike Koopa Troopas, if you step 
    on a Dry Bones, they will crumble and then reform themselves later on.  It is 
    hard to permanently get rid of a Dry Bones.  Dry Bones can also throw bones 
    at you in Super Mario World.  You must purchase Dry Bones from the Duty Free 
    Shop in order to play as Dry Bones.
    
    Character space:  Dry Bones' skull.
    
    Character Orb:  Magic Orb
    
    
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    Wario
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    Wario is Mario's evil brother.  Wario is greedy, selfish, and all around a 
    not nice guy.  He likes to cheat his way to victories and loves to steal.  He 
    is basically the opposite of Mario in just about every way.  Wario has 
    starred in a few games of his own and has a certain appeal among the general 
    public.
    
    Character space:  A yellow space with a "W".
    
    Character Orb:  Vacuum Orb
    
    
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    Waluigi
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    Since Mario had an evil counterpart, Nintendo decided to give Luigi an evil 
    counterpart.  Waluigi has the same personality of Wario.  Waluigi is skinnier 
    and taller than Wario.  Even though Waluigi is taller than most of the 
    characters in Mario Party 7, he does not have a jumping advantage (which, in 
    my opinion, makes him jump weird and is harder to jump with in the game).
    
    Character space:  A blue space with an upside down "L".
    
    Character Orb:  Vacuum Orb
    
    
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    Toad
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    Toad is Princess Peach's faithful servant.  Toad is a mushroom that has been 
    around for quite a while, always serving Princess Peach and always trying to 
    make sure she stays out of trouble.  While Toad is seen often in games, he is 
    rarely a playable character.
    
    Character space:  A red and white mushroom.
    
    Character Orb:  Triple 'Shroom Orb
    
    
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    Toadette
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    Since there are a lot of mushroom people in the Mushroom Kingdom, it only 
    makes sense that there would be female mushroom people, right?  Toadette is 
    the female counterpart to Toad and is generally considered to be Toad's 
    girlfriend, but not much is known about Toadette.  Out of all the characters 
    in the game, she is the one that has just recently came about to being a 
    character in the Mario world.
    
    Character space:  A pink and white mushroom.
    
    Character Orb:  Triple 'Shroom Orb
    
    
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    Orb in Mario Party 7 are items that you can use to try to gain an advantage 
    over the other opponents.  Each orb is unique and has their uses.  There are 
    various types of orbs in the game.  Some orbs you use on yourself while other 
    orbs are thrown onto the board.  Some orbs can only be found on certain 
    boards while other orbs can only be used by certain characters.  There are 5 
    types of orbs in the game:  Self, Thrown, Roadblock, Character, and Koopa 
    Kid.  I have listed each orb's uses along with my personal ranking of the orb 
    on a scale of 1 to 5.
    
    
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   4a. Self Orbs
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    Self Orbs are orbs that you use on yourself.  These orbs can help you move 
    more spaces or can provide you protection.  These orbs are generally 
    considered to be some of the best orbs, since their use is not based on 
    another character landing on or passing through a space.
    
    
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    Mushroom Orb
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    Effect:  Allows you to hit two Dice Blocks instead of one.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  Normally, it's best to uses these orbs when you need to get somewhere
       in a hurry.  If someone is close to a star that you want, these orbs can
       really help you get there.  However, do not uses this orb when near a
       Thwomp or a Zap Roadblock.  Thwomps will make the orb useless while a Zap
       will just hurt your wallet severely.  If you match your Dice Blocks, you
       will gain 10 coins.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    -----------------
    Super 'Shroom Orb
    -----------------
    
    
    Effect:  Allows you to hit three Dice Blocks instead of one.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  What's better than two Dice Blocks?  Three Dice Blocks of course.
       You can really move across a board using this mushroom.  Again, do not use
       when near a Thwomp or a Zap Roadblock.  If you match all three Dice
       Blocks, you will gain 30 coins.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
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    Slow 'Shroom Orb
    ----------------
    
    
    Effect:  Makes the Dice Block move slowly and in numerical order.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This mushroom is really good if you are trying to land on a space
       exactly.  The trick to this mushroom is to jump right before the number
       you want.  For example, if you want to roll a 10, press the jump button at
       9.  That way, you will make up for the lag that there is in your jump.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
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    Metal Mushroom Orb
    ------------------
    
    
    Effect:  Makes your character metal and allows you to pass through Roadblock
       traps.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This mushroom's value is only based upon the amount of traps on the
       board.  If there are no traps on the board, then this mushroom is useless.
       Also, it's only really good if you are near a trap, since you are only
       rolling one Dice Block at normal speed when you use this mushroom.  This
       mushroom should really never be purchased unless you are coming up on a
       trap you don't want to spring.  Normally, this mushroom is worthless, but
       every once in a while, it's handy for dodging a pesky Zap or Spiny.
    
    My Rating:  1
    
    
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    Flutter Orb
    -----------
    
    
    Effect:  Flutter will appear and fly you straight to the location of the
       Star.
    
    Where Found:  Grand Canal and Bowser's Enchanted Inferno
    
    Notes:  This is one of the best orbs in the game.  If you get one, it's a
       free star, once you get enough coins to purchase the star.  You should
       never use this star when you do not have enough coins to obtain the star.
       This one orb can sometimes change the tide of a game.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
    ----------
    Cannon Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Send you flying at least one level up the mountain.
    
    Where Found:  Pagoda Peak
    
    Notes:  The Cannon normally only launches you one level up.  However, if you
       are in the area before the second bridge, then you can normally launch
       yourself up multiple levels.  This orb is useful for getting up the
       mountain and avoiding traps that you do not want to spring.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
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    Lakitu Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Lakitu steals a treasure chest and gives it to you for free.
    
    Where Found:  Neon Heights
    
    Notes:  This is normally a good orb to use.  However, Lakitu will sometimes
       bring you the treasure chest with the Bob-omb in it, so be careful.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    ---------
    Snack Orb
    ---------
    
    
    Effect:  Prevents a Chain-Chomp from stealing your star once.  Lasts for
       three turns or until used.
    
    Where Found:  Pyramid Park
    
    Notes:  This is a good orb to protect your stars, but it's hard to gauge
       sometimes the best time to use it.  You may think you are out of an
       opponent's Chain-Chomp range, then they roll a 30 and run you over
       anyways.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   4b. Thrown Orbs
      MP7ORTHR               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Thrown Orbs are orbs that you can throw on spaces on the board to make them 
    your own Character space.  You can only throw a Thrown Orb onto a Blue space, 
    a Red space, a Koopa Kid space, or another Character space.  When your 
    opponent lands on your Character space, the effects of the orb will trigger.  
    When you land on your own Character space, you gain 5 coins (15 coins if the 
    space triple rule is in effect during the last four turns of a game).
    
    
    --------------
    Hammer Bro Orb
    --------------
    
    
    Effect:  Takes 10 coins from your opponent and gives them to you.  If your
       opponent does not have 10 coins, then you get all the coins they had.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  The Hammer Bro Orb is a good orb.  However, there are many better
       orbs that you can throw that can net you more coins.  The advantage to
       this orb is that it is normally cheaper than the other two Thrown Orbs
       that takes coins from your opponent.
    
    My Rating:  3
    
    
    -----------------
    Piranha Plant Orb
    -----------------
    
    
    Effect:  Takes half of your opponent's coins rounded up and gives them to
       you.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  As long as your opponent has more than 20 coins (which is more often
       than not), this orb becomes better than the Hammer Bro Orb.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    -------------
    Spear Guy Orb
    -------------
    
    
    Effect:  Takes coins from your opponent equal to whatever they hit on a Dice
       Block.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This space normally nets more coins than a Hammer Bros orb, but it
       can also sometimes give you less.  Either way, I just find it funnier
       to watch your opponent get shafted by the Spear Guy.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    ---------
    Kamek Orb
    ---------
    
    
    Effect:  Gives you up to three Character spaces from your opponent.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This can normally be a good thing, especially if your opponent has
       some good spaces lying around, like a Pink Boo.  However, if your
       opponent laid very few spaces on the board, then this orb is useless.
    
    My Rating:  3
    
    
    ---------
    Toady Orb
    ---------
    
    
    Effect:  Takes an orb from your opponent.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This orb rarely appears and can sometimes be useful, but most
       opponents use the good orbs first.  Still, sometimes you can steal a Super
       'Shroom or a Flutter, but it's really rare.
    
    My Rating:  2
    
    
    ----------------
    Mr. Blizzard Orb
    ----------------
    
    
    Effect:  Causes an opponent to lose every orb they have in their possession.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  It's normally better to take an orb than to cause your opponent to
       lose all their orbs.  This space is rarely useful.
    
    My Rating:  1
    
    
    ----------
    Bandit Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Causes an opponent to lose coins from a windmill and gives them to
       you.
    
    Where Found:  Windmillville
    
    Notes:  This orb can have its uses, but normally the amount of coins stolen
       is insignificant.  However, I have seen this orb take away the victory
       from one person and give it to another person, but it's rare.
    
    My Rating:  2
    
    
    ------------
    Pink Boo Orb
    ------------
    
    
    Effect:  Pink Boo will steal a star from an opponent and give it to you.  If
       the opponent has no stars, then Pink Boo will steal up to 20 coins and
       give them to you.
    
    Where Found:  Grand Canal, Neon Heights, and Bowser's Enchanted Inferno
    
    Notes:  This orb is one of the best orbs in the game.  The only downside to
       this orb is the fact that it's normally the first space that opponent's
       try to get rid of because it is so powerful.  Still, if your opponents are
       unlucky, you can net a couple of stars from this orb.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   4c. Roadblock Orbs
      MP7ORROA               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Roadblock Orbs are orbs that lay traps on the game board.  When your 
    opponents pass through a Roadblock Orb that you have placed, they will 
    trigger the trap.  You can pass through your own traps without worrying about 
    springing them.  The only way to pass through an opponent's trap unscathed is 
    to use a Metal Mushroom Orb, a Flower Orb, or a Magic Orb before passing 
    through.
    
    
    ---------
    Spiny Orb
    ---------
    
    
    Effect:  Causes an opponent to lose 10 coins.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This orb is decent, but the Zap Orb is normally better and is just as
       common.
    
    My Rating:  3
    
    
    -------
    Zap Orb
    -------
    
    
    Effect:  Causes an opponent to lose 3 coins for each space they move after
       passing through the trap.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This is the best Roadblock Orb to get.  Normally, your opponents will
       lose more than 10 coins passing through this trap.  Every once in a while,
       they will pass through the trap with only 1 left on the Dice Block, but
       more often than not, this orb will put a huge dent in your opponent's
       wallet.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    ------------
    Tweester Orb
    ------------
    
    
    Effect:  Picks up your opponent and drops them onto another random space.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This orb can sometimes be an annoyance to pass through, but sometimes
       this orb can help your opponents.  This orb has a tendency to move your
       opponents closer to where the star is.  The randomness of this orb lowers
       its effectiveness.
    
    My Rating:  2
    
    
    ----------
    Thwomp Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Stops your opponent's movement at the space where the trap is
       placed.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  This orb is useful to keep an opponent from getting somewhere for one
       turn.  It's best placed right in front of an opponent to make sure they
       are going nowhere the next turn.
    
    My Rating:  3
    
    
    -------------
    Warp Pipe Orb
    -------------
    
    
    Effect:  Moves your opponent to the space they started their movement at.
    
    Where Found:  All Boards
    
    Notes:  Normally this trap is just a minor annoyance than anything else.  It
       normally doesn't stop the opponent's movement that much.  It can be good
       if a person was using a Super 'Shroom and passes through the trap, but it
       doesn't happen to often.  On Pagoda Peak, this orb can actually help your
       opponents if you place this orb near the bottom of the mountain.  If your
       opponent is close to the top of the mountain and rolls high, they can go
       to the peak of the mountain, get a star, go to the bottom of the mountain,
       hit the Warp Pipe, and go right back to the top of the mountain.
    
    My Rating:  1
    
    
    -----------
    Bob-omb Orb
    -----------
    
    
    Effect:  Knocks your opponent down one level.
    
    Where Found:  Pagoda Peak
    
    Notes:  This orb is best used right below the second ladder.  That is because
       there are no levels below it until you go down to the bottom level.  This
       will send your opponents the furthest down the mountain.  Other than that,
       this orb is really just a minor hindrance at any other place on the board.
    
    My Rating:  2
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   4d. Character Orbs
      MP7ORCHA               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Character Orbs are orbs that can only be obtained and used by a specific 
    character.  These orbs are always self orbs and can have some very useful 
    effects.  If you are playing a Team Battle where you share orbs, you can only 
    use the Character Orbs that are specific to your character.  For example, a 
    team of Mario and Luigi can use any Fireball Orb that is picked up.  However, 
    if the team is Mario and Yoshi and a Fireball Orb is picked up, Mario can use 
    the Fireball Orb but Yoshi cannot.
    
    
    ------------
    Fireball Orb
    ------------
    
    
    Effect:  If you land on the same space as an opponent or pass them, you will
       throw a fireball at them and take 10 coins.  If that opponent has less
       than 10 coins, then you will take all of their coins.  This orb lasts
       three turns.
    
    Used By:  Mario and Luigi
    
    Notes:  This is best used when close to your opponent so that a low roll
       won't stop you from stealing coins.  It's also a good thing that it lasts
       two turns.
    
    My Rating:  3
    
    
    ----------
    Flower Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Allows you to walk on tall flowers that avoid traps and gives you
       three coins for each space you move.
    
    Used By:  Peach and Daisy
    
    Notes:  Normally, this is a good orb to buy since you will normally profit
       from using the orb.  Also, the ability to avoid traps is a plus.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
    -------
    Egg Orb
    -------
    
    
    Effect:  Allows you to eat any Character spaces, Roadblock spaces, or Koopa
       Kid spaces and convert them into orbs and added to your orb collection
       (Koopa Kid spaces will not be converted into orbs).
    
    Used By:  Yoshi and Birdo
    
    Notes:  This orb is only good if there are a lot of Character spaces in a
       row.  Otherwise, it's only useful for getting rid of Koopa Kid spaces,
       which can be done better with any other Thrown Orb.
    
    My Rating:  2
    
    
    ----------
    Vacuum Orb
    ----------
    
    
    Effect:  Sucks in a random amount of coins from your opponents.  The amount
       of coins is determined by a spinning wheel.
    
    Used By:  Wario and Waluigi
    
    Notes:  This orb can be good for getting some coins from your opponents.
       Remember kids, it's not stealing if the game lets you get away with it.
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    ---------
    Magic Orb
    ---------
    
    
    Effect:  Doubles whatever your roll on your Dice Block for two turns and
       allows you to pass through Roadblock spaces.
    
    Used By:  Boo and Dry Bones
    
    Notes:  This orb is useful for avoiding traps, moving around the board, and
       lasts for two turns.  What's not to love about the orb?
    
    My Rating:  4
    
    
    ------------------
    Triple 'Shroom Orb
    ------------------
    
    
    Effect:  Allows you to hit two Dice Blocks instead of one for three turns.
    
    Used By:  Toad and Toadette
    
    Notes:  This orb is really great for moving around the board.  The only
       downside to the orb is that you cannot use any Self Orbs for three turns.
       This really only comes into play at the end of the game when there are not
       that many turns left.  At that time, it may be better to use other Self
       Orbs first before using this one to pad your orb count to get the Orb
       Star.
    
    My Rating:  5
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   4e. Koopa Kid Orbs
      MP7ORKOO               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Koopa Kid Orbs are a special type of Orb.  They are not offered in regular 
    shops to for purchase and if you pick one up from the board, Koopa Kid will 
    automatically appear, take the orb, and throw it at a random spot on the 
    board, causing a Koopa Kid space to appear.  Also, if you pass through 
    Bowser's Shop, you may be forced to purchase a Koopa Kid Orb or 20 coins.  
    After you purchase the orb, Koopa Kid will steal the orb from you and throw 
    it at a random space on the board.  Koopa Kid spaces summon Koopa Kid to 
    throw some randomness into the game, most of the time at your expense, so 
    it's best to try to get rid of Koopa Kid spaces as soon as possible.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5. Game Boards
      MP7GAMEB               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    There are six different game boards in Mario Party 7.  Each board has its own 
    unique qualities about them.  In this section, I will go over each board in 
    detail, explaining the rules of the board and going over each Event that can 
    happen on the board.  I will also be explaining Bowser Time and other events 
    that are specific to each board.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5a. Grand Canal
      MP7GBGRA               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Grand Canal is a board built along a series of waterways.  You must navigate 
    the numerous bridges in order to get to the star.  There are many different 
    places where you must choose to go one way or another way, so there are many 
    different paths on the board.
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  You must go to the star and buy it for 20 coins.  Every
       time the star is bought, it will be placed at a new, random location.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  You must go to the star and buy it for 20 coins.  Every
       time the star is bought, it will be placed at a new, random location.  The
       first person to collect two stars wins.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  47
       Red Spaces:  10
       Green Spaces:  7
       Mic Spaces:  2
       Duel Spaces:  2
       DK Spaces:  2
       Bowser Spaces:  0
       Orb Spaces:  3
    
    
    ------
    Events
    ------
    
    
    Circus Maximus:  Shy Guys will toss coins and spike balls at you.  You must
       try to gather as many coins as you can without hitting the spiked balls.
       They will stun you temporarily.
    
    Leaning Tower:  If you stop at the tower with the Event Space on it, the
       tower will lean and tip you into the water.  Cheep Cheeps will then spit
       water at you and knock you back to start.
    
    Gondola Ride:  A Shy Guy will offer you a ride to the other side of the board
       on his gondola.  While riding the gondola, you can jump to get coins.  If
       you are playing a Tag Team game, both members of the team can jump to get
       coins.  However, there will also be spiked balls that will be mixed in
       with the coins, so you must be careful of where you jump.
    
    Blooper's Juggling Game:  Blooper will put a star, a dark star, and a bag of
       coins into three treasure chests, leaving a fourth chest empty.  He will
       proceed to mix them all together.  Whatever you pick is the prize you get.
       If you pick the dark star, then you will lose a star.  If you are playing
       a Tag Team game, both members must choose one chest.
    
    Suspension Bridge:  If you land on one of the two event spaces on the bridge,
       the bridge will open, sending any characters who are standing on the
       bridge flying to a new, random location on the map.
    
    
    -----------
    Bowser Time
    -----------
    
    
    During Bowser Time, Bowser can do any of the following things:
    
    Take a picture of everyone and then take 10 or 20 coins.
    
    Destroy all the wooden bridges on the map, replacing them with bridges that
       contain only Bowser spaces on them for three turns.
    
    Crush a regular shop and then open up a Bowser shop.
    
    
    ---------------
    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    The star can be purchased for 10 coins instead of 20.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5b. Pagoda Peak
      MP7GBPAG               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Pagoda Peak is a mountain path set in an ancient Oriental setting.  You must 
    train your mind and body as you climb up the mountain in order to seek an 
    audience with the wise Master Koopa.  If you reach the top of the mountain, 
    Master Koopa will give you a star, provided that you have enough coins to 
    purchase the star.  If you don't have enough coins, then you will most 
    certainly realize that poverty is ever the foe. 
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  When you reach the top of the mountain, you can purchase
       the star for a certain amount of coins.  That amount of coins is listed on
       the roof of the temple.  When you purchase a star, you are sent back down
       the mountain to the starting area and the amount to purchase the star is
       increased by 10 coins.  If you purchase the star when the amount is 40
       coins, the new amount to purchase the next star is reduced back to 10
       coins.  If you do not have enough coins to purchase a star, you are sent
       back down the mountain to the starting area.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  You must have 100 coins and then reach the peak of the
       mountain.  If you reach the peak of the mountain and you do not have 100
       coins, you are given a random amount of coins and then sent back to start.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  23
       Red Spaces:  5
       Green Spaces:  6
       Mic Spaces:  2
       Duel Spaces:  3
       DK Spaces:  2
       Bowser Spaces:  1
       Orb Spaces:  3
    
    
    ------
    Events
    ------
    
    
    Fireworks:  You must choose which rocket you want to strap on to.  If you
       choose the wrong rocket, you will be sent back to start.  However, if you
       choose the right rocket, you will be blasted up the mountain.  It has been
       my experience that the rockets alternate between good and bad, so keep
       this in mind when choosing.
    
    Gongs:  If you land on an Event space near a gong, you will be given a chance
       to change the price of the star.  A spinning wheel above the star will
       start to roll.  When you hit the gong, the spinning wheel will stop and
       land on the new price of the star.  You will be then give a random amount
       of coins by Master Koopa.
    
    Waterfall:  You will be given a chance to perform jump kicks over a
       waterfall.  As you are jumping across the falls, coins will be dropping
       from the falls.  You must try to collect as many coins as you can.  If you
       hit a log, you will be temporarily stunned.  If you collect all ten coins,
       you will be given a star.  If you are playing the Solo Cruise and you
       collect all ten coins in the falls, you will be given a prize of 50 coins.
    
    Burning Statue:  A statue of a lion is burning.  You must try to put out the
       statue.  If you can succeed in this task, you will be given a prize of a
       random amount of coins or even a star.
    
    Dragon Cannon:  Near the peak of the mountain is a dragon's head.  If you
       land on the Event space that is on its tongue, the dragon will eat you and
       then spit you back to start.
    
    
    -----------
    Bowser Time
    -----------
    
    
    During Bowser Time, Bowser can do any of the following things:
    
    Take a picture of everyone and then take 10 or 20 coins.
    
    Destroy a bridge on the map for one turn, forcing people to stop on the space
       right before the destroyed bridge
    
    Cause everyone to fall down one level of the mountain.
    
    Crush a regular shop and then open up a Bowser shop.
    
    
    ---------------
    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5c. Pyramid Park
      MP7GBPYR               #
    -------------------------#---------------------------------------------------
                             #
    
    
    Pyramid Park is a board designed in the desert.  There are many sand 
    whirlpools to look out for, as well as the dangerous Chain-Chomps.  However, 
    if you pay the Chain-Chomps enough money, they will help you in taking stars 
    from your opponents.
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  Everyone starts off with 5 stars.  You must steal stars
       from your opponents by using the Chain-Chomps.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  A bandit has stolen a star from the Bowser Sphinx.  You
       must stomp on the bandit with a Chain-Chomp and then return the star to
       the Bowser Sphinx.  If your opponent gets the star first, you can still
       use the Chain-Chomp to steal the star from your opponent.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  45
       Red Spaces:  9
       Green Spaces:  7
       Mic Spaces:  3
       Duel Spaces:  5
       DK Spaces:  2
       Bowser Spaces:  2
       Orb Spaces:  4
    
    
    ------
    Events
    ------
    
    
    Sand Whirlpool:  If you land on an Event space that is on one of the floating
       rocks above one of the two sand whirlpools, the rocks will crumble into
       the whirlpool and transport all players that were on the rocks to the
       other side of the board.
    
    Monty Mole:  Monty Mole will give you a chance to hit cobra snakes for coins.
       Snakes will pop out of three vases and you must hit the snakes.  However,
       if you hit Monty Mole, the game is over.
    
    Oasis:  You can swim in the oasis and go after coins.  However, there will be
       alligators that are trying to bite you while you are collecting coins.
       The alligators will stun you and make you lose coins.
    
    Bowser Sphinx:  If you land on the space near the Bowser Sphinx, the Bowser
       Sphinx will divide everyone's coins evenly.  If you are playing Solo
       Cruise, you must return to the Bowser Sphinx in order to win a star.
    
    
    --------------
    Special Events
    --------------
    
    
    Chain-Chomp:  If you pass by an arrow near a Chain-Chomp and you have enough
       coins, you will be able to ride the Chain-Chomp in hopes of getting stars
       from your opponents.  One Dice Block is worth 10 coins while two Dice
       Blocks are worth 20 coins.  There is also a special Red Chain-Chomp that
       will allow you to roll 3 Dice Blocks for 20 coins.
    
    Whomp's Roadblock:  If you want to take the path that the Whomp is blocking
       off, you must give Whomp ten coins.  This area is the only area that a
       Chain-Chomp cannot reach, so sometimes it's best to hide in this area.
    
    
    -----------
    Bowser Time
    -----------
    
    
    During Bowser Time, Bowser can do any of the following things:
    
    Take a picture of everyone and then take 10 or 20 coins.
    
    Take one star from the leader and give it to Koopa Kid.  Koopa Kid will then
       stand on a spot on the map.  If anyone stomps on Koopa Kid with a Chain
       Chomp, that person gets the star.
    
    Create a sandstorm that destroys both bridges for three turns.
    
    Crush a regular shop and then open up a Bowser shop.
    
    
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    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    Chain-Chomps are half price.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5d. Neon Heights
      MP7GBNEO               #
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    Neon Heights is a board set on a movie studio.  There are a lot of little 
    games that you can play on the board and not all of them require you to land 
    on a space exactly.  This board has a lot of action going on and a lot of 
    places to earn coins at.
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  There are three treasure chests randomly placed around
       the board.  One chest holds a Bob-omb that will send you back to start.
       One chest holds 20 coins.  The final chest holds the star.  You must give
       Koopa Kid 10 coins for the opportunity to see take what is inside the
       treasure chest.  Once the star is found, three new chests will appear at
       random on the board.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  There are eight treasure chests located around the board.
       Five of the chests hold stars and three of them hold Bob-ombs that will
       send you back to start.  The starting price to open up a treasure chest is
       5 coins.  However, this price will increase by 5 coins every time a new
       treasure chest is opened.  The first player to find three stars wins.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  46
       Red Spaces:  10
       Green Spaces:  4
       Mic Spaces:  2
       Duel Spaces:  3
       DK Spaces:  2
       Bowser Spaces:  2
       Orb Spaces:  4
    
    
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    Events
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    Match Game:  On the screen, there are 9 pictures.  You must match identical
       pictures together.  You will only get to see them very quickly, so make
       sure to pay attention when they give you the opportunity.  The more
       pictures you match, the more coins you get.  If you match the 8 pictures
       that have a match, you get a star.  However, if you flip over the Bowser
       picture, you will lose 10 coins and the game is over.  If you are playing
       a Tag Team game, then when the first player loses, the second player has a
       chance to match the remaining pictures.
    
    Rocket Ship:  You must pump fuel into the rocket in order to make the rocket
       go into space.  This is not so much about pressing the button as fast as
       possible as it is finding a rhythm to the pumping.  The higher you go in
       the rocket ship, the more coins you will collect.  If you are playing a
       Tag Team game, then both players can pump fuel into the rocket ship.  This
       gives you the chance to get the star that is at the top of the line of
       coins.
    
    UFO:  A UFO will appear and switch the location of all the remaining treasure
       chests on the board.  If you are playing a Solo Cruise, the UFO will take
       you to another location on the board.
    
    
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    Special Events
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    Shooting Gallery:  When you pass by the arrow to the shooting gallery, you
       will automatically get a chance to play this minigame.  Here, you must
       shoot all the Koopa Kids pictures without hitting any of the Toadsworth
       pictures.  You get one coin for each Koopa Kid you hit.  If you hit a
       Toadsworth picture, the game is over and you get no coins.  If you are
       playing a Tag Team game, both players with get a chance to shoot at the
       Koopa Kids at the same time, making it much easier to hit all of them.
    
    Home Run Derby:  If you pass by the arrow at home plate, you are given a
       chance to play Home Run Derby.  Here, you must swing at baseballs thrown
       at you by a pitching machine and try to hit home runs.  You get two coins
       for every home run you hit.  If you are playing a Tag Team game, both
       players will stand at the plate at the same time, just in different
       batters boxes.  There will be two pitching machines throwing two
       baseballs.  Watch out, as some baseballs go really fast while others can
       go really slow.
    
    
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    Bowser Time
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    During Bowser Time, Bowser can do any of the following things:
    
    Take a picture of everyone and then take 10 or 20 coins.
    
    Take one star from the leader and put it in the treasure chest with the star.
    
    Replace the treasure chest with the Bob-omb with a treasure chest with a dark
       star in it that will take away one of your stars.
    
    Take 20 coins from everyone and add them to the treasure chest with the 20
       coins in them.
    
    
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    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5e. Windmillville
      MP7GBWIN               #
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    Windmillville is set in a Holland type setting.  Everything on the game board 
    is green and full of life.  This board plays different from most other 
    boards.  On this board, there are multiple windmills throughout the board.  
    Each windmill has a star value to them.  The objective is to visit the 
    windmills and put coins into them for the desired effect.
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  Each windmill has a certain star value to them.  The
       person who places the most coins within the windmill gets all the stars in
       that windmill.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  All the windmills are broken and you must repair them by
       placing coins into them.  One star windmills need 20 coins to be repaired,
       two star windmills require 30 coins, and the three star windmill requires
       50 coins.  The player who repairs three windmills wins the game.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  45
       Red Spaces:  7
       Green Spaces:  2
       Mic Spaces:  2
       Duel Spaces:  4
       DK Spaces:  2
       Bowser Spaces:  2
       Orb Spaces:  4
    
    
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    Events
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    Trampoleaf:  If you land on the top Event space, you get to play Trampoleaf.
       Here, you must ground pound the leaf below you in order to spring up into
       the air and collect coins.  Try to aim for the money bags, as they are
       worth more coins.  If you are playing a Tag Team game, you both can play
       Trampoleaf at the same time.
    
    Sheep:  Mariofan150 says that during this event, you try to herd sheep into a
       pen and you get coins for each sheep you herd.
    
    
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    Special Events
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    Windmills:  If you pass by the arrow near a windmill, you get a chance to
       deposit coins into that windmill.  The person with the most coins inside
       that windmill is the owner of that windmill and gets all the stars inside
       that windmill (or in the case of Solo Cruise, the person who repairs the
       windmill gets credit for it).  If you are playing Party Cruise and someone
       else owns a windmill, you can deposit more coins than your opponent into
       that windmill and become the new owner.
    
    Open Flowers:  On the board, there are open and closed flowers.  You can only
       walk on top of the open flowers.  When you walk on top of an open flower,
       that flower closes and the flower along the other path opens.  This can
       change the pathways on the board and prevent people from getting to
       certain windmills, so think strategically when you are moving throughout
       this board.
    
    Flower Ride:  If you pass the arrow near the big flower at the top of the
       board, you can have a chance to ride a flower for 10 coins.  These flowers
       can take you to may different areas on the map.  However, this is random,
       so you just need to hope that the flower will take you where you are
       going.  This is especially useful to get to the three star windmill in the
       center of the map.
    
    
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    Bowser Time
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    During Bowser Time, Bowser can do any of the following things:
    
    Take a picture of everyone and then take 10 or 20 coins.
    
    Crush a windmill, take all the coins that were inside that windmill, and
       replace it with a new windmill with 0 coins in it and no owner.
    
    Koopa Kid will take some coins from one windmill.  This will not change the
       owner of the windmill.
    
    
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    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   5f. Bowser's Enchanted Inferno
      MP7GBBOW               #
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    Bowser's Enchanted Inferno is like the amusement park from hell.  It is built 
    over a lava bed and is full of surprises, most of them bad.  This board has 
    four islands at each of the four main compass points.  What's worse is that 
    during Bowser Time, Bowser will sink the island with the star on it, causing 
    the star to move and pain for anyone on that island.
    
    
    Party Cruise Rules:  You must go to the star and buy it for 20 coins.  Every
       time the star is bought, it will be placed at a new, random location.
    
    Solo Cruise Rules:  You must go to the star and buy it for 20 coins.  Every
       time the star is bought, it will be placed at a new, random location.
       When you have a star, you must return to the starting location and
       challenge Bowser to a minigame.  That minigame is called Bowser's Lovely
       Lift.  If you lose the minigame, you lose your star and must get a new
       star.  Also, whatever level on the lift you ended on is where the lift
       will start the next time someone plays the minigame.  The player who wins
       the minigame will win the game.
    
    
    Space Count:
       Blue Spaces:  32
       Red Spaces:  9
       Green Spaces:  11
       Mic Spaces:  2
       Duel Spaces:  1
       DK Spaces:  1
       Bowser Spaces:  0
       Orb Spaces:  2
    
    
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    Events
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    Cannons:  On each island is a cannon that will fire you to a new island if
       you land on the Green space near the cannon.
    
    Sumo Wrestling:  If you land on an Event space on the north island, you will
       sumo wrestle with Koopa Kid.  The trick is to find the rhythm to the
       button mashing.  Tapping the button as fast as possible will not get you
       the star.  You must find the rhythm to the game.  Either way, if you win,
       you get 10 coins.  If you lose, you lose 10 coins.  If there is a tie, no
       one loses or gains coins.  If you are playing a team game, when one person
       loses or ties, the next person tries to knock Koopa Kid off.  A loss is
       still 10 coins per person, but a win is 20 coins.
    
    Roller Coaster:  If you land on the Event space on the western island, you
       can ride the roller coaster.  If you jump while riding the roller coaster,
       you can collect coins above.  When playing a team game, both players are
       riding the roller coaster at the same time collecting coins.
    
    Pedestal Jumping:  If you land on the Green space near the pedestals on the
       south island, you can try to hop from pedestal to pedestal in hopes of
       getting a star.  You can either choose the top pedestal or the bottom
       pedestal.  If you choose the right one, you can move on.  If not, you fall
       into the lava and lose 10 coins.  If you choose right 3 times, you get a
       star.  If you are playing teams, when one person falls into the lava, that
       person loses 10 coins.  Then it is your partner's turn to try.  However,
       all the pedestals that fell into the lava will remain in the lava, giving
       you a better chance to get the star.
    
    Klepto:  Klepto will move the star's location.
    
    Flamethrower:  If you land on the Green space near the Bowser head, the
       mechanical Bowser will spit fire out at all five spaces near it, causing
       everyone who got burned to lose five coins.  In team games, the amount of
       coins lost is ten.
    
    
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    Bowser Time
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    During Bowser Time, Bowser will sink the island that has the star.  The star 
    will move to a new location and any players that were on the island will be 
    sent back to start with half of their coins gone.  You will not be able to 
    enter that island until it rises back up.
    
    
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    Last Four Turns
    ---------------
    
    
    When there are only four turns left, Bowser will give the person in last 
    place to attempt to change his fortunes.  Here is what that person can get in 
    the randomizer:
    
    The number of coins you get or lose by landing on a Blue, Red, or your own
       Character space is tripled.
    
    Ten Koopa Kid spaces will be randomly placed on ten blue or red spaces.
    
    All Red spaces turn into Bowser spaces.
    
    The player in last place gains 40 coins.
    
    The star can be purchased for 10 coins instead of 20.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6. Minigames
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    The most fun part about any Mario Party game is the minigames.  The minigames 
    in Mario Party 7 range from fun and enjoyable to bland.  There is definitely 
    a wider mix of games than in Mario Party 5, but not as varied as Mario Party 
    6.  Also, the Mic games in this Mario Party are a major step up from Mario 
    Party 6.
    
    I will list each minigame, the rules for the minigame, as well as tips to win 
    at the minigame.  I will rank each minigame on a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of 
    both fun and challenge factor.  Remember, these are my personal opinions only 
    and are only there to inform people as to which minigames may be enjoyable 
    and which may not be as fun to play.
    
    If the game is a Coin minigame (meaning that however many coins you collect 
    during the game is how many you get as a reward), I will list it as such next 
    to the name of the game.
    
    Here is an example of the formatting I will list each minigame:
    
    
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     Game:  Catchy Tunes
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Collect all five different types of notes before your opponents do.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Sometimes, you just need to jump on your opponents to get a nice
        boost up to the notes.  Make sure you know which notes you need, as the
        game can be very hectic in nature.  You don't want to waste time trying
        to get a note you already collected.
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6a. 4 Player Minigames
      MP7MG4PL               #
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     Game:  Catchy Tunes
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Collect all five different types of notes before your opponents do.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Sometimes, you just need to jump on your opponents to get a nice
        boost up to the notes.  Make sure you know which notes you need, as the
        game can be very hectic in nature.  You don't want to waste time trying
        to get a note you already collected.
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     Game:  Bubble Brawl
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Knock your opponents out of the bubble before you get knocked out.
        The last one standing wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        B:  Punch
    
     My Tips:  As soon as the match starts, start punching the closest person.
        Keep punching that person until they fall out of the bubble.  If you land
        a punch on a character, that character will be stunned and will not be
        able to fight back, allowing you to punch them again.  Just be careful
        that after you knock a person out of the bubble that you don't follow
        them out, as you will be close to the edge then.  When playing a Tag Team
        battle, it's best to knock out your opponents and then let you and your
        teammate just wait until the 60 seconds are up, since you will both get
        coins that way.
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     Game:  Track & Yield
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  5
    
     Rules:  Jump over the hurdles and avoid getting knocked off the conveyer
        belt.  Last person on the conveyer belt wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  There are two types of hurdles in this game.  The regular hurdles
        will do nothing to you if you run into them.  They will just push you
        backwards.  However, the electrified hurdles will shock and stun you,
        causing you to be pushed further back.  The trick to this game is to jump
        high enough to clear a hurdle, but not high enough to run into the next
        hurdle.  The best position on the belt is the middle of the belt.  That
        way, you can see the next hurdle without being too close to the edge.
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     Game:  Fun Run
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Avoid obstacles as you run up the stairs of the tower.  First one to
        cross the finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  To get the best time possible, stay along the center path and
        avoid jumping.  Only jump over obstacles that are in your way.  When you
        reach the sections where the floors fall out, try to jump just high
        enough to clear the falling floor tile.  As for the walls sections that
        push out at you, try to stop right before you walk in front of the wall
        section.  That way, you do not have to inch up closer to the section to
        make it pop out.
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     Game:  Cointagious  (Coin Minigame)
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Jump and hit the box.  Whatever number the box lands on is the
        amount of coins you get from the box.
    
     Controls:
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  This is a completely luck based game and a boring one at that.
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     Game:  Snow Ride
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Travel down the snowy slopes avoiding pipes and going through gates.
        First one to cross the finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  Of course, the best way to get a fast time is to avoid hitting
        anything.  Remember, the opening is not flush against the wall.  There is
        a small section along the wall that juts out that can catch you if you
        are not careful, so clear each gate near the middle of the gate.  Sharper
        turns cause you to lose speed, so make gradual turns whenever you can.
        Of course, near the end of the course, the only way to clear the gates
        without hitting anything is to make sharp turns.
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     Game:  Picture This
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Stop your picture book on the same picture that is displayed in the
        middle of the screen.  The first person to match three pictures wins.
    
     Controls:
        R:  Turn the page forward
        L:  Turn the page backwards
        A:  Select picture
    
     My Tips:  There are three different types of picture books.  It's best to
        memorize the picture book so that you have a good sense of where the
        picture is when it is displayed.  A quick way to flip through the pages
        is to press the L or R button in just enough to where the page flips.
        You do not have to press the buttons all the way down to cause a page to
        flip.
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     Game:  Ghost in the Hall
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Make your way out of the haunted house.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  It has been my experience that once you reach the center of the
        house, the far right path going north is normally ghost free up to a
        certain point, and even then, there is normally just one ghost there.
        This is normally the easiest and quickest way out of the haunted house.
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     Game:  Big Dripper
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Collect more honey than your opponents.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Duck
    
     My Tips:  When the bees are about to come out, try to duck underneath one of
        the honey spots.  That way, you can collect honey while you are ducking.
        Normally, the bees will do one fake out during the match.  Try to stay in
        an area that you can run to multiple honey spots really quickly.
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     Game:  Target Tag
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Hit targets to collect points.  The person with the most points
        wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  Whatever you do, do not hit a Bowser target.  You will lose all
        your points.  Aiming for 50 point targets is a good thing, but if the 50
        point target is out of the way, then you may just want to settle for a 30
        point target.  Remember, two 30 point targets is worth more than one 50
        point target.  It's not always best to fight over a target that you may
        or may not get when you can collect targets without a fight.
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     Game:  Pokey Pummel
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Hit all the parts of the Pokey.  First person to finish wins.
    
     Controls:
        A:  Swing Hammer
    
     My Tips:  If you played Mario Party 5, then you are probably well versed in
        the Mario Party button mashing games.  To get a low score (sub 5
        seconds or lower), you must learn how to vibrate your finger quickly (or
        another object).  My technique is to take the nail of my finger and rub
        it quickly over the A button.  I still haven't determined if it's faster
        to go completely across the A button or to just go part of the way across
        the A button, but then again, I really haven't made many tests on this
        theory.
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     Game:  Take Me Ohm
    
     Fun:  5
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Jump over the electrical shocks that are sent out by the Thwomps.
        The last person left standing wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  It may seem easier to jump multiple shockwaves at once, but it's
        safer to jump them one at a time whenever possible.  Granted, when you
        have five Thwomps coming down at almost the same time, you need to jump
        multiple electric waves at once, but for the earlier stages, sometimes
        it's better to jump each wave individually.
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     Game:  Kart Wheeled
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Cross the finish line in your Go-Kart first.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Accelerate
    
     My Tips:  Try to avoid contact whenever possible.  Normally, at the starting
        line, there will probably be a huge pile up right away.  Also, try to cut
        turns as close to the walls as possible without hitting them.  Since the
        karts have a wide turn radius, you may have to go wide entering a turn to
        cut the turn close to the walls.
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6b. 4 Player Mic Minigames
      MP7MG4PM               #
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     Game:  Balloon Busters
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Be the person hiding behind the protective shield when the balloon
        pops to win.
    
     Controls:
        Mic – Say "Bigger":  Make balloon get bigger.
        Mic - Say "Stop":  Stop blowing into the balloon.
    
     My Tips:  You must try to gauge how big to make the balloon as to where it
        will pop as soon as the next person in line blows into the balloon.  You
        must always blow at least once into the balloon.  It's best early on to
        blow up the balloon all five times.  Afterwards, you must try to predict
        when the balloon will burst and then blow into the balloon until one more
        blow will make it explode.  The only time you are behind the protective
        shield is when the person behind you is blowing into the balloon.
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     Game:  Clock Watchers
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Stop the timer at the target time.  The person closest to the target
        time wins.
    
     Controls:
        Mic - Say "Start":  Starts the timer.
        Mic – Say "Stop":  Stops the timer.
    
     My Tips:  Sometimes, it's best to having a ticking clock in the room so that
        you can still time the seconds when the window of the timer closes.
        Shorter times are normally easier to gauge than longer times, since there
        is more time for you to lose track of time.
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     Game:  Dart Attack
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Hit the targets with the darts and score the most points to win.
    
     Controls:
        Mic – Say "Fire":  Fires a dart.
    
     My Tips:  There is lag between the time you say "Fire" to the time that the
        game recognizes that you actually said "Fire", so keep that in mind.  You
        must time your darts carefully so that it gets past the slow moving 10
        point target.  It's sometimes risky to go after the 50 point target,
        since the only thing behind it is the 0, but it's normally worth it.
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     Game:  Oil Crisis
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Move your car along the track, collecting fuel.  The person who
        crosses the finish line wins.  If no one crosses the finish line, the
        person who went the furthest wins.
    
     Controls:
        Mic – Say "Right":  Moves your car right.
        Mic – Say "Left":  Moves your car left.
        Mic – Say "Mushroom":  Gives you a boost of speed.
    
     My Tips:  You only get one mushroom per run.  Always go after the fuel
        tanks, but avoid going after the fuel tanks that are close to oil slicks.
        Oil slicks will causes you to massively slow down, draining your fuel
        supply.  If you are about to run into an oil slick you can't dodge, use
        your mushroom.  Also, if you are about to run out of gas, use your
        mushroom before you do.  Remember, there is lag between the time you say
        a command and the time that it actually is executed.
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     Game:  Mathmortician
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Hit the most pink boos to win.
    
     Controls:
        Mic – Say "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", or "9":  Fires a bullet
           at the number said.
    
     My Tips:  Regular pink boos are worth one point.  Boos with crowns on are
        worth three points.  Always try to go after the pink boos, since there
        are three of them that will come out.  That is nine points right there.
        When a boo is about to come out, the candle at the far right or the far
        left will light up next to where the boo will come out, so anticipate
        shooting that number quickly.
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     Game:  La Bomba
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  2
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  3
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  3
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents by dropping
        bombs on them.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to avoid getting hit by bombs or spikes for 30
        seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        A -> A:  Ground Pound
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  The bigger the box, the more bombs will come out.
        Try to aim for the boxes that will drop 2 or 4 bombs on your opponents.
        Also, try to trap your opponents in corners by dropping bombs near them
        while they are in a corner.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Since you cannot jump, you must avoid being
        trapped in a corner.  That is not to say you cannot go into a corner, but
        you just cannot go into a corner that have bombs waiting on the other
        side.  Also, you have to worry about not hitting the spinning spikes that
        are around the map.
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     Game:  Spray Anything
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  2
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  4
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  2
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  3
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to avoid getting hit for 30 seconds.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Hit the one opponent with a water ball.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        L and R:  Circle the ring
        A:  Fire
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  The water balls are slow, so use that to your
        advantage.  Do not hang around the edge of the ring.  Try to stay near
        the center so that you have more room to dodge shots.  If you are really
        bold, try to lure an opponent into a water ball of his ally to stun him.
        Remember, when a cannon fires a shot, it cannot fire again until his
        water ball has disappeared off the screen, so use that cool down time to
        cross in front of their cannons.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Since you fire slowly, the best time to shoot is
        when your opponent is near the edge of the ring and near your cannon.
        You must wait for your water ball to disappear before you can fire again.
        Also, you want to avoid running into a water ball that your ally has
        shot, or your will be stunned.  It's kind of hard to aim directly for
        your ally, since the water ball moves so slowly.  If they run into a
        water ball, that's one thing.  However, if they stand there and let a
        water ball hit them, then your ally deserved to be shot.  So don't worry
        so much about hitting your allies.  You want to focus on dodging and
        hitting the 1 player.
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     Game:  Balloonatic
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  3
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  4
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  4
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  2
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to avoid letting your balloons get hit by the
        cannonballs for 30 seconds.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try pop all three balloons on the flying barrel
        before time expires.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Ascend
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move target
        A:  Fire
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  Going up and down often in order to confuse your
        opponents.  Watch for where the targets are aiming at and avoid them.
        Remember, the cannon balls have an upward trajectory when they are
        heading for your balloons, so it's best to descend to dodge than ascend.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Try to predict where your opponent will go and
        lead your shots.  The cannonballs have a bad habit of flying in between
        balloons, so if this is happening to you, just be patient and continue
        what you are doing.  Your opponent will eventually stop lucking out and
        you will hit the balloons.
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     Game:  Spinner Cell
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  2
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  4
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents by hitting
        them with the spiked spinner.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to avoid the spiked spinner for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move the spiked spinner
        C Stick:  Move the bumper spinner
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  The keep your spinners together and use the
        faster, bumper spinner to keep your opponents stunned until the slower
        spiked spinner can get there.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Try to have one player act as a decoy while the
        other two hide off in the other direction.  The worst thing that could
        happen is to have two players get knocked off at the same time.  You can
        jump over the bumper spinner, so use that to your advantage.  If you can
        split the two spinners apart, you are already ahead of the game.
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     Game:  Think Tank
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  1
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  5
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to eliminate the one opponent.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Fire
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Fire
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  The trick is to not get distracted.  The smaller
        tanks are faster than you, so you can't chase them.  You must get those
        tanks that are stationary first.  If you can eliminate one or two tanks,
        the game is pretty much over for the remaining players.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Obviously, this game heavily favors the one
        player, but that doesn't mean the three players can't win.  One person
        will have to run distraction while the other two pummel the big tank.
        When the big tank focuses on your tank, start moving and avoid getting
        hit.  When the big tank is focused on another tank, start firing shots
        like crazy.  Use the barrels to your advantage to avoid shots.  If it's a
        one on one battle, odds are, you are going to lose, so try to keep
        everyone alive.
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     Game:  Flashfright
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  3
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  1
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  2
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  5
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to shine the flashlight on the three players.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to avoid the flashlight for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  You run faster than the other three players, so
        if they are on a straightaway, chase them.  You do not want to have them
        run around in circles, as that diminishes the range of your flash light.
        If you can trap them behind a Shy Guy statue, then you've pretty much
        caught your opponent.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  The trick to this game is to avoid going to the
        Shy Guy statues.  They do not offer as much protection as you may think.
        Instead, you will want to run around the center bridges.  The bridges
        provide more protection than the statues.  If you run around in a circle
        across the center bridge and then across a side bridge, hopefully, you
        can survive long enough.
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     Game:  Coin-op Bop  (Coin Minigame)
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  2
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  2
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  2
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  1
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Hit the buttons as they appear on the machine.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Hit the button as they appear on the machine.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as it appears
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as it appears
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  It's just pressing the button as it appears.  If
        you are the one player, you have more of a chance to get more coins.
        Just don't miss a button, or you will be stunned for a while.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  It may seem faster to be on the side of the
        three players, but it's actually slower, since you have to rely on other
        people and the buttons appear slowly.  Also, if one person gets stunned,
        all three have to wait.
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     Game:  Easy Pickings
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  3
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  1
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  2
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Break rocks to find the most gemstones.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Break rocks to find the most gemstones.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Swing Pick
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Swing Pick
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  It only takes one swing to break a rock with the
        big pickaxe.  The trick is to move as little as possible while swinging
        at the most rocks.  If you move up one spot, swing at all the rocks
        around you, then move up another spot and swing at all the rocks around
        you, you cut down on movement and increase swinging.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  It takes three swings of the pickaxe to break a
        rock, so be quick with the button tapping.  Again, try to cut down on the
        movement to increase the amount of swings.  Move up one spot, swing at
        all the rocks in the vicinity, then move up another spot and repeat.  If
        you spend more time swing and less time moving, you will break more
        rocks.
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     Game:  Pogo-a-Go-Go
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  3
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  4
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  4
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  3
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to make all three opponents fall into the
        holes.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to avoid falling into a hole for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        L:  Spin stage counterclockwise
        R:  Spin stage clockwise
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  There is a small path between two big holes that
        is hard to cross for your opponents.  Try to keep your opponents crossing
        that slim path by constantly rotating the stage so they have to cross it.
        The more often they have to cross that slim path, the more chances you
        give them to fall into one of the two big holes.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  The only trick here is to just avoid the holes.
        Cross over paths that are wide and avoid the two slim paths near the big
        holes if at all possible.
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     Game:  Wheel of Woe
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  4
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  3
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to survive for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Mic – Say "Bullet Bill":  Fires two Bullet Bills
        Mic – Say "Chain Chomp":  Releases a Chain Chomp
        Mic – Say "Shy Guy":  Reverses the stage.
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  The Chain Chomp is the best attack on the board.
        Reversing the field after releasing a Chain Chomp will really confuse
        your opponents.  However, after you release a Chain Chomp, it takes a
        little while for another one to be ready for release.  Use this time to
        fire Bullet Bills.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  The stage is very small and there are holes in
        there for you to fall through.  Plus, the Chain Chomps are hard to dodge.
        At least the Bullet Bills are easy to dodge by jumping over them.
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     Game:  Boxing Day
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  4
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  2
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents by punching
        them before they uncover the picture.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Uncover the picture of the bomb by ground pounding
        all the question mark cards while dodging the machines punches.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Mic – Say "Right":  Right Punch
        Mic – Say "Left":  Left Punch
        Mic – Say "Double Punch":  A Right Punch followed by a Left Punch
        Mic – Say "Rotate":  A rotating sweep
        Mic – Say "Rocket Punch":  A Rocket Punch
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        A -> A:  Ground Pound
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  Avoid using the Rocket Punch like the plague.
        It's easy to dodge and has loads of lag time.  You just open yourself up
        by using that move.  Instead, use Rotate and Double Punch.  If one of
        your opponents are close to one of your fists, punch them with that fist.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  Most of the punches are easy to dodge.  The
        trickiest tiles to get are the lower most corners.  Get those quickly and
        then focus on the rest of the tiles.  Remember, when the robot rotates,
        you must jump over the rotating arms twice.  Don't forget about the
        second arm.
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     Game:  Be My Chum!
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  2
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  4
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Try to eliminate all three opponents.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to survive for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Mic – Say "Cheep Cheep":  Sends Cheep Cheep through the water
        Mic – Say "Lakitu":  Lakitu drops spike balls from the air
        Mic – Say "Blooper":  Bloopers swim through the water
        Mic – Say "Sushi":  Sends a fast moving shark through the water
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  Just throw as much stuff into the water as you
        can.  The best way to do this is to send a lot of slow moving sea
        creatures such as the Bloopers and the Cheep Cheeps before using a Lakitu
        or a Sushi.  This way, your opponents have to dodge the fast moving items
        while the slow moving items are still in the water.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  There really aren't very many safe places to
        hide in the water.  You can't really hide near the top because of Lakitu
        and you can't hide near the bottom because of the shark, so you are just
        going to have to improve your avoiding skills.  Try to find holes within
        the slow moving sea creatures so that you have space to avoid the fast
        moving objects.
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     Game:  StratosFEAR!
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  4
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  1
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  4
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Move the platform up and down in order to allow the
        Bullet Bills the best chance to hit all three of your opponents.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to avoid Bullet Bills for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Mic – Say "Move Up":  Move platform up
        Mic – Say "Move Down":  Move platform down
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  Try to move the platform to areas of the stage
        where there are a lot of Bullet Bills.  If there is a Bullet Bill above a
        player and a Bullet Bill heading straight for a player, it's kind of hard
        to dodge them both.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  You can jump on the Bullet Bills to get rid of
        them, but when you jump, make sure there isn't a Bullet Bill above you,
        or else you will get hit.
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     Game:  Number Crunchers
    
     Fun for the 1 Player:  2
     Challenge for the 1 Player:  5
    
     Fun for the 3 Players:  3
     Challenge for the 3 Players:  1
    
     Rules for the 1 Player:  Use the Thwomps to try to hit your opponents.
    
     Rules for the 3 Players:  Try to survive for 30 seconds.
    
     Controls for the 1 Player:
        Mic – Say "1", "2", "3", "Square", or "Circle":  Thwomps fall on the
           indicated platforms.
    
     Controls for the 3 Players:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips for the 1 Player:  This game is really hard, especially if you are
        playing against people sitting right next to you.  The Thwomps don't fall
        fast enough and they are too spread out no matter what number or shape
        you say.  Just hope that your opponents can't platform jump.
    
     My Tips for the 3 Players:  This is easy considering the fact that it takes
        forever for a Thwomp to fall.  Plus, if your opponent is sitting right
        there saying commands into the mic, then you should be able to avoid the
        Thwomps because there is a lag when saying the command to when the
        command is executed.
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     Game:  Buzzstormer
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Make it out of the field of dandelions first.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  If the two people move in a different direction, then the insect
        won't move anywhere.  In order to get a faster time, move only when it's
        required and try to avoid everything.  If you are tilting, you will be
        able to fit through smaller spaces.
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     Game:  Tile and Error
    
     Fun:  5
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Ground Pound to flip the tiles over to your color.  The team with
        the most colors flipped over wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        B:  Punch
        A -> A:  Ground Pound
        A -> B:  Jump Kick
    
     My Tips:  If you knock your opponent off of the stage, it will take some
        time before they get put back on the stage.  Try to flip over two tiles
        at a time and always watch for which tiles your partner is hitting.
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     Game:  Battery Ram
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  5
    
     Rules:  Make it through the maze to the finish line first.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  The battery cannot go through 90 degree angles.  You must find the
        path through the maze that has larger angles.  Of course, it's always
        important to have good communication with your partner so that you both
        are not trying to go in different directions.
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     Game:  Cardinal Rule
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Ground Pound two cards that match the card displayed in the screen.
        The first team to three matches wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        A -> A:  Ground Pound
    
     My Tips:  If you Ground Pound your opponent, they will be temporarily
        stunned.  Also, most of the pictures are very similar in nature.  Most of
        the time, the only difference between two similar cards is the eyes, so
        be careful of that.
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     Game:  Bumper Crop
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Collect two of each type of vegetable.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Pick / Toss veggie
    
     My Tips:  There are a lot of leaves that have no roots.  Also, if you try to
        throw in more than two vegetables into the truck, the veggie will be
        thrown right back at you and stun you, so be careful that you don't pick
        too many of one vegetable.
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     Game:  Hop-O-Matic 4000
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Press the right button in order to move your machine.  Be the first
        machine to cross the finish line.
    
     Controls:
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as it appears
    
     My Tips:  A very simple game.  If you press the wrong button, your machine
        is temporarily stunned.
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     Game:  Wingin' It
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Go pump fuel into your bird and fly up as high as possible.
    
     Controls:
        A:  Pump
    
     My Tips:  If you played Mario Party 5, then you are probably well versed in
        the Mario Party button mashing games.  To reach the chimney, odds are,
        you are going to have to learn how to vibrate your finger quickly (or
        another object).  My technique is to take the nail of my finger and rub
        it quickly over the A button.  I still haven't determined if it's faster
        to go completely across the A button or to just go part of the way across
        the A button, but then again, I really haven't made many tests on this
        theory.
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     Game:  Sphere Factor
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Push your giant ball across the finish line first.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  The obstacle course is easy to navigate until you reach the
        bridge.  If you are playing with a CPU partner, the CPU loves to push the
        ball off of the bridge.  The bridge is the quicker path across the
        canyon, of course.  Otherwise, you will be pushing the giant ball uphill.
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     Game:  Herbicidal Maniac
    
     Fun:  5
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Shoot the Piranha Plants until they are all gone.  The first team to
        clear the board of Piranha Plants three times wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move cursor
        A:  Fire
    
     My Tips:  If you shoot a spike bomb, more Piranha Plants will appear on your
        side of the board, so avoid them.  You do not have to clear the spike
        bombs to win a phase.  You only have to clear out all the Piranha Plants.
        It's best if one person either gets one side while the other person gets
        the other side.
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     Game:  Pyramid Scheme  (Coin Minigame)
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Collect as many coins as you can in your box as they fall from the
        sky.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  You can push your opponents out of the way of coins.  A coin will
        rest on the sand for a couple of seconds before it sinks down, so you can
        collect coins when they hit the ground.  Always try to get the money
        bags, as they are worth three coins.
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     Game:  World Piece
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Match the pieces on the ground to the shapes displayed on the board.
        First team to fill in three shapes wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Pick / Release piece
    
     My Tips:  If you pick up a wrong piece, then press A to release the piece
        right then and there.  The two hardest shapes to figure out are the cross
        and the "L".  The cross is comprised of two "L" shape pieces while the
        "L" shape is comprised of two trapezoids that have three straight sides
        and one slanted side.  The rest should be easy to figure out.
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     Game:  Spider Stomp
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Save Flutter from the onslaught of spiders.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Fire
    
     My Tips:  There are four stages to this minigame.  The first stage is
        destroying three small spiders.  The second stage is squashing two large
        spiders and three small spiders.  The third stage is exterminating three
        large spiders and three small spiders.  The final stage is facing off
        with a really big spider.  The small spiders die in one shot while the
        large spiders die in three shots.  The really large spider takes a lot of
        hits before it falls over dead.  When the really large spider's eyes turn
        red, that means the spider is almost dead.  All the spiders shoot webs
        that will stun you.  The really large spider can charge at you and stun
        you that way.  If the large spider charges at you, move out of the way or
        move into the far corners of the stage to avoid him.  Also, avoid hitting
        your partner with your fire, as it will not only stun your partner, but
        prevent your shots from hitting a spider.
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     Game:  Helipopper
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Pop the most balloons with your helicopter propellers to win.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  It is very hard to determine where you have been on the map.  The
        radar really isn't much help either.  Try to find the balloon bunches, as
        they are worth three balloons.  Also, if you can, try avoiding places
        that your opponents are just coming from, as that means there are no more
        balloons left in that area.
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     Game:  Monty's Revenge
    
     Fun:  5
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Stick your head out as long as possible while avoiding the mallet
        hits from the Monty Moles.  The person who's head has been out the
        longest wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move cursor
        A:  Stick head out
    
     My Tips:  The trick to this game is to pick two holes that are close by to
        stick your head out of.  When a mole goes after your head at one hole,
        move to the other hole and stick your head out of that one.  I tend to
        stay at the bottom of the level at the two holes at the star points.
        When a mole comes at one hole, I move two spaces over to the other hole.
        Avoid getting hit as much as possible, since that stuns you and prevents
        you from adding more time to your total.
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     Game:  Deck Hands
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Pick three cards at random from a deck of cards with values ranging
        from 1 to 13.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move cursor
        A:  Pick card
    
     My Tips:  This game is completely random.  The game is only fun when one of
        your friends are drawing very low cards.  Other than that, this game is
        based on luck and luck alone.
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     Game:  Air Farce
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  5
    
     Rules:  Move your glider across the screen.  The glider that goes the
        furthest along the path wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  There is some trick to this game that I haven't figured out yet,
        although my roommate is really good at the game.  I never really sat down
        and figured out the physics of the game.  I know the game involves
        precise up and down movements without moving up or down for too long.
        One of these days, I might sit down and figure the game out.
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     Game:  The Final Countdown
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Knock the enemies off the game board.  The last player standing
        wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        B:  Punch
        A -> B:  Jump Kick
    
     My Tips:  The numbers on the ground tells you when the panel will open.  If
        a panel hits 0, the panel opens up and sends anyone standing on that
        panel to the bottom.  The trick is to try to punch your enemies either
        off the side or onto panels that are about to open up.  If you land a
        punch or a kick, your opponent will be temporarily stunned, which is
        perfect if they land on a panel that is about to hit 0.  Of course, try
        to avoid moving onto panels that are almost at 0.
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6g. Duel Minigames
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     Game:  Warp Pipe Dreams
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Make your way through all the warp pipes to find the warp pipe that
        will take you to the center warp pipe.  The person who enters the center
        warp pipe wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  This game is partially a luck game.  However, there is skill
        involved in this game if you analyze the game.  Each warp pipe has a
        specific destination that does not change.  Therefore, if you jump into a
        warp pipe that does not lead to the center warp pipe, then you can not
        only eliminate the pipe that you just jumped into, but also the pipe you
        just jumped out of.  If you have a good memory, you can eliminate pipes
        that you jumped in or out of so you don't jump into them again.  This
        way, you are always jumping into a new pipe and increase your chances of
        finding the correct pipe.  While I normally hate luck games, I do like
        luck games that have some skill involved in them, like this one.
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     Game:  Weight for It
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Hit the weighted balls over to your opponent's side.  The player
        with the most balls on their side at the end of the time limit wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Swing mallet
    
     My Tips:  If you get hit by a ball, then you will be temporarily stunned.
        If a ball hits another ball, that ball will begin moving also.  It is
        possible to hit one ball and knock two of them into your opponent's
        territory.  Keep track of the time and try to knock balls into your
        opponent's area in the last seconds to prevent your opponent from hitting
        them back to you.
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     Game:  Mad Props
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Move your boat down the river and cross the finish line first to
        win.
    
     Controls:
        L:  Control left propeller
        R:  Control right propeller
    
     My Tips:  If you press both the L and R button at the same time, you will
        move in a straight line.  If you press one or the other, then you will
        turn in that direction.  It is normally hard to see where you are going
        since the screen doesn't show much, but you can generally follow either
        the coastline or the middle of the river to your destination.  The
        coastline is harder to follow since there are a lot of rocks along the
        coastline.  However, if you look at the middle of the river, there is a
        path of dark blue that can act as a guide for you to move your boat
        along.
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     Game:  Gimme a Sign
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  A Shy Guy will hold up a sign that corresponds to a platform on the
        river.  That platform will then sink into the river.  The first person to
        drop into the river loses.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  The longer the game goes on, the faster the Shy Guy goes, so watch
        out.  If both you and your opponent are standing on the same platform,
        odds are, the Shy Guy will call that platform.
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     Game:  Bridge Work
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Avoid Cheep Cheeps that jump out of the river and onto the bridge. 
        The first person to get hit by a Cheep Cheep or fall into the river
        loses.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  The bigger Cheep Cheeps are harder to avoid.  Don't get too close
        to the edge or you might fall into the river.
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     Game:  Spin Doctor
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Move across the bridges from one side to the other.  The first
        person to cross the finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  There are some areas where the path will be blocked off.  The red
        platforms spin in three directions while the blue platforms spin in four
        directions.  The blue platforms are preferred since you know that
        whatever direction you are going, you will get there.
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     Game:  Hip Hop Drop
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Press the button that is on the ground to move across that platform.
        The first person to cross the finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as it appears
    
     My Tips:  This game is a simple press the given button.  If you press the
        wrong button, you will fall through the platform and lose time.
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     Game:  Royal Rumpus
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Ground Pound the Goombas.  The person who Ground Pounds the most
        Goombas wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
        A -> A:  Ground Pound
    
     My Tips:  You can Ground Pound two Goombas at once, but it's hard to.  Don't 
    try to aim for that, or else you might end up missing both Goombas.  One 
    Golden Goomba will appear during the match.  That Goomba is worth three 
    Goombas, but it moves faster than the other Goombas.  It's normally best to 
    only go after it if it's close to you.  Otherwise, you might waste time 
    chasing it down and missing it while your opponent is getting more points.
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     Game:  Light Speed
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Move your hovercraft across the board, changing the lights to your
        color.  The person with the most lights changed to his color wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  Once you gain the lead in terms of color, follow your opponent
        around the board, changing whatever they lights they change back to your
        color.  The four teleport pads may send you to another part of the board,
        but they are also slow, so avoid them whenever possible.
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     Game:  Apes of Wrath
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Run around the obstacle course while the monkeys try to catch you.
        The first player to be caught by a monkey loses.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Try not to get caught on the platform that moves up and down.
        Also, getting cornered is not a good idea.  The monkeys can jump, so
        remember that.  As time progresses, more monkeys will appear.  Do your
        best to lure the monkeys chasing you to your opponent so that he can deal
        with that problem.
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     Game:  Fish & Cheeps
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Avoid Cheep Cheeps as you swim through the river.  The first person
        to get hit by a Cheep Cheep loses.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Swim
    
     My Tips:  The best place to stay is near the middle.  That way, you can see
        which direction most of the Cheep Cheeps are going.  Try not to get
        pressed towards the sides, as that cuts off one direction that you can
        go.  The Cheep Cheeps do move through the water, so watch their movements
        and swim through the gaps.
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     Game:  Camp Ukiki
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Run through the obstacle course and avoid falling off.  The first
        person to cross the finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  The first part of the obstacle course is weaving in and out
        through pillars, which is easy.  The next part is jumping from platform
        to platform.  This can be tricky sometimes, but this shouldn't be too
        badly.  The next part is jumping over some steps.  Try to jump two steps
        at a time.  After that, you must jump up some logs to a zip line.  Here,
        you must jump each log at a time.  Once you go down the zip line, you
        reach the last part.  Here, you can either go up the ramp or you can jump
        across a couple of platforms.  If you are in the lead, it's best to take
        it safe and jump up and down the ramps.  However, if you need to make up
        some time, it's best to jump across the platforms, since the finish line
        is after this section.
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6h. DK Minigames
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    There are two types of DK Minigames.  There are Single Player and Multiplayer 
    Minigames.  The Single Player Minigames pits you versus DK.  The Multiplayer 
    Minigames have the four players trying to collect as many bananas as 
    possible.
    
    
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     Game:  Peel Out
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Choose a path, either right or left and try to collect the most
        bananas.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Choose path
    
     My Tips:  This game is a complete luck game.
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     Game:  Bananas Faster
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Jump on the spinning roulette wheel to try to collect bananas.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Try to time your jumps to try to hit the banana bunches.  You can
        move around a little while in the air to try to change your trajectory.
        If you land on a banana peal, you will slip and fall and be stunned for a
        bit.
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     Game:  Stump Change
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Move your barrel around the stump collecting bananas.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  The center of the stump holds a banana bunch.  It is normally
        worth it to try to get this, as it's the only banana bunch on the stump.
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     Game:  Jump, Man
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Avoid the barrels as you climb up the stage.  The first player to
        make it to the top wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  If a barrel hits you, you will be stunned.  You can jump on top of
        the barrels.  When you are climbing the ropes, make sure you climb all
        the way to the top of the rope.  Otherwise, you might not be able to jump
        far enough and fall down a level.  When you reach the top level, you must
        jump on top of the box that is producing the barrels.  The best way to
        get up there is to jump on top of the barrels.
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     Game:  Vine Country
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Climb the vine as fast as possible.  First player to the top of the
        vine wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move to the other side of the vine
        A:  Climb
    
     My Tips:  If you are a fast button masher, it's easy to leave DK in your
        dust.  Avoid anything that may fall by switching sides.  If you get hit
        by a falling item, you will be temporarily stunned.
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     Game:  A Bridge Too Short
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Pick a bridge and attempt to cross it.  If a section of the bridge
        falls out, you must cross the other bridge.  First person to cross the
        finish line wins.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  It is best at the beginning to pick whichever bridge DK picks.  If
        DK crosses the bridge, keep following DK.  When DK picks a wrong bridge,
        he will be stunned when the section falls out.  Use this stun time to go
        across the right bridge.  DK will pause a second when choosing a bridge,
        so if DK chose three right bridges, use this pause time to get ahead of
        DK on the bridge.  Of course, if he picks four right bridges in a row,
        then you are just unlucky.
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6i. Bowser Minigames
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    There are two types of Bowser Minigames.  There are Single Player and 
    Multiplayer Minigames.  The Single Player Minigames is just you trying to 
    complete some stunt.  The Multiplayer Minigames have the four players trying 
    to survive an obstacle course filled with traps and hazards.
    
    
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     Game:  Funstacle Course!
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Survive Bowser's crazy obstacle course while Koopa Kids are behind
        you trying to hit you with flamethrowers.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  There are five parts to the obstacle course.  The first part is
        avoiding Thwomps falling from the sky.  The second part is a series of
        ledges that move up and down.  Do not rush the first jump, as sometimes
        you may think you can make it, but then the ledge moves up and you fall
        into the hole.  You do have some time to wait and time your jump.  The
        third section involves crossing small beams while the Koopa Kids are
        behind you trying to roast you.  The fourth section has spiked pillars
        coming directly at you.  There is always one spiked pillar that is faster
        than the others, so do not be surprised by it.  The final section has the
        Koopa Kids firing fireballs at you.  They will either fire two or three
        fireballs.  You can jump over the fireballs, but the fireballs have
        horrible collision detection, so be careful.  After this, you cross the
        finish line.
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     Game:  Funderwall!
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Move up the chain link fence while avoiding the spinning spikes and
        the Koopa Kids shooting flamethrowers.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  When a Koopa Kid is about to fire his flamethrower, his cursor
        will glow red.  The cursor will remain red until he stops shooting.  Once
        the cursor glows green, it's safe to cross the cursor's path.  The Koopa
        Kids do fire in the same pattern, so if you can memorize it, this
        challenge is easy.
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     Game:  Magmagical Journey!
    
     Type:  Multiplayer Minigame
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Jump from pillar to pillar while avoiding the Koopa Kids shooting
        fireballs.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  It's best to not chance getting hit by a fireball and avoid
        crossing paths with the Koopa Kid's cursor.  It's also best to stay near
        the middle of the screen, so that you can plan your jumps across the
        stage.  Avoid getting jumped on or jumping on the other players, as it
        can cause you to fall into the lava.
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     Game:  Tunnel of Lava!
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Find which Mechanikoopa has the key by jumping on top of them.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Since the mechanical Koopas move around in a circle, it's easy to
        jump from Koopa to Koopa without hitting the ground.  When the
        Mechanikoopas glow red, they are about to spit fire.  If you step on one
        of them while they are glowing red, you will be stunned.  There is enough
        time to get rid of all the Mechanikoopas.
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     Game:  Treasure Dome!
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Open each treasure chest and get all the keys until the fifth
        treasure chest is opened.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Try key
    
     My Tips:  Honestly, the only way to lose this game is to have really bad
        luck.  If the first key doesn't open up a chest until the last try, then
        you might be in trouble.  Otherwise, it's hard to lose as long as you
        don't lose track of which chests you tried.
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     Game:  Slot-O-Whirl!
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Match three key symbols on the slot machine.
    
     Controls:
        A:  Stop wheel
    
     My Tips:  Once you get the easy first wheel done, you can just rapidly press
        the A button to get the last two key symbols.
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     Game:  Bowser's Lovely Lift!
    
     Type:  Single Player Minigame
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Hit the dice in the four corners to move the lift up that amount of
        floors.  When the lift goes to floor 100, you win.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  Patience is the key for this game.  It's best to avoid getting hit
        by Bowser and Koopa Kid and wait for them to stop firing their weapons.
        Once that happens, you should be able to hit at least one Dice Block
        until they resume fire.  Play defense before going on the offensive.
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      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6j. Rare Minigames
      MP7MGRAR               #
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     Game:  Ice Moves
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Push the puck into the opponent's goal.  The most goals win.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        A:  Speed up
    
     My Tips:  This is ice hockey Mario Party style.  If you are playing one on
        one, it's best to try bank shots.  If you are playing two on two, one
        person should be on offense while the other person defends the goal.  To
        get a faster hit, speed up into the puck by hitting A near the puck.
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     Game:  Stick and Spin
    
     Fun:  5
     Challenge:  5
    
     Rules:  Try to clear off as many balls as possible by connecting five balls
        of the same color.
    
     Controls:
        Control Stick:  Spin stage
        A:  Drop ball
    
     My Tips:  This is a fun little puzzle game.  The basic concept of the game
        is to try to connect five balls of the same color to eliminate those
        balls.  If you are playing a one player game, as you increase in levels,
        new balls will appear with their own set of rules.  If you are playing a
        two player game, you must get rid of the numbered balls by connecting
        five balls of the same color adjacent to the numbered balls.  When you do
        that, the ball will go over to your opponent with a higher number on it.
        The number indicates how many matches you must make adjacent to the ball
        before it disappears.  If you connect more than five colored balls near
        the numbered balls, the balls will increase in size when they are sent to
        your opponent.  This is definitely a fun game for puzzle lovers, but the
        game really isn't for those who are color blind (like me).
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   6k. 8 Player Minigames
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    8 Player Minigames can be played in the Deluxe Cruise mode.  These minigames 
    involve two people to use one controller, with one person controlling the 
    Control Stick and the L button while the other person controls the C Stick 
    and the R button.  However, one person can control both sides, if you want.  
    In the descriptions below, Player 1 controls the Control Stick and the L 
    button while Player 2 controls the C Stick and the R button.
    
    
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     Game:  Real Smoothie
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Each person must take the correct fruit that they are assigned.  The
        team that collects the most fruit wins.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        L:  Grab fruit
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        R:  Grab fruit
    
     My Tips:  Player 1 must grab all the oranges while player 2 must grab all
        the strawberries.  If you grab the wrong fruit, your character must place
        the fruit back, which takes up some time.
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     Game:  Synch-row-nicity
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  The first boat to cross the finish line wins.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move paddle
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Move paddle
    
     My Tips:  The objective of this game is not to move the sticks as fast as
        possible.  The objective is to move both sticks together in a rhythm.
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     Game:  Grin and Bar It
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Jump over the bar when it passes under.  The last person not hit by
        the bar wins for the team.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        L:  Jump
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        R:  Jump
    
     My Tips:  The bar is not straight.  The bar has some bend in it, so each
        person on a team will not be jumping at the same time.  If you are hit by
        the bar, you are eliminated.
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     Game:  Hammer Spammer
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  2
    
     Rules:  Avoid the hammers that the Hammer Bros. throw on the field.  Last
        person not hit by a hammer wins the game for the team.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  If you are hit by a hammer, you are eliminated from the game.
        When the Hammer Bros. leave their platforms, that means they are about to
        use their giant hammers.  Watch for the shadows and find the spaces that
        the hammers will not hit.  
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     Game:  Gimme a Break
    
     Fun:  1
     Challenge:  4
    
     Rules:  Weather the conditions and stop before going off the edge.  The
        person closest to the edge wins.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        L:  Brake
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        R:  Brake
    
     My Tips:  The conditions change for each play through.  There could be rain
        or snow on the ground, which means you will have to brake sooner than
        normal.
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     Game:  Bumper to Bumper
    
     Fun:  4
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Bump your opponents of the edge of the platform.  The last person
        left wins for the team.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  Try to avoid the edge as much as possible.  When there are 8
        people on the platform, things can get hectic.  Also, the platform tilts
        as the match goes on.  If an opponent is near the edge, try to bump them
        off.
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     Game:  Duct & Cover
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Be the first to seal up all the leaks on the pipe and win.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as indicated
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Move
        B, A, Y, X, L, or R:  Press as indicated
    
     My Tips:  This is the only 8 Player Minigame that uses the B, A, Y, and X
        buttons.  One person needs to be aware of what buttons need to be pressed
        when going up and down the pipe.  Each leak requires a different button 
    to
        be pressed.
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     Game:  Real Smoothie
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  1
    
     Rules:  Pass the Bob-omb around the circle and be the last person standing.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        L:  Pass Bob-omb
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        R:  Pass Bob-omb
    
     My Tips:  When the Bob-omb explodes, it takes out any adjacent players.
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     Game:  Unhappy Trails
    
     Fun:  2
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Each team must traverse the narrow trail to open the treasure chest
        and return with the jewel.  First person to cross the finish line with
        the jewel wins.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Move
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Move
    
     My Tips:  The trail is very narrow, so be sure to stay on the trail.  If you
        fall in, you will lose a lot of time.  You must take the key from one
        side to the other.  Once the key is used to open the treasure chest, you
        must take the jewel back across the trails.
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     Game:  Shock Absorbers
    
     Fun:  3
     Challenge:  3
    
     Rules:  Hit the button that lights up in order to avoid being shocked.  Last
        person not shocked wins the game for the team.
    
     Player 1 Controls:
        Control Stick:  Hit button
    
     Player 2 Controls:
        C Stick:  Hit button
    
     My Tips:  You only have a certain amount of time to hit the flashing button
        before you are shocked.  Also, make sure you don't hit the wrong button.
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   7. Duty Free Shop
      MP7DFREE               #
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    The Duty Free Shop is where you can spend all those Cruise Mileage Points you 
    obtain by playing the various Party Cruises, Solo Cruises, and Minigames.  
    You can also view your souvenirs and records.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   7a. Shop Items
      MP7DFSIT               #
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    Here, I will list the items that you can purchase in the shop.
    
    
    Birdo:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Dry Bones:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Brutal Difficulty:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    King of the River:  2000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Stunning Background:  2000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Staff Records:  3000 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Ice Moves:  3000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Stick and Spin:  3000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Annoy Mode:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Map Sounds:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Tour Sounds:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    Character Voices:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Cruise Mileage Secret 1:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Cruise Mileage Secret 2:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Aquarium Secret:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Orb Shop Secret:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Team Secret:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Souvenir Secret:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Cheep Cheep Fountain:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Blooper Fortune-Teller:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Grand Canal Cookies:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Gong Clock:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Kung Fu Koopa T-shirt:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Sticky Buns:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Pyramid Piggy Bank:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Ancient Jar:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Desert Chocolate:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Model Rocket:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Mysterious Flying Disc:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Top Hat Chocolate:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Model Windmill:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Fuzzy Sheep:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Windy Cheese:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Bowser's Crazy Torch:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Bowser's Killer Cannon:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Bowser's Boiled Eggs:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    Singing Shy Guy:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Kung Fu Koopa:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Desert Goomba:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Top Hat Shy Guy:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Koopa Shepherdess:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    Steel Goomba:  500 Cruise Mileage Points
    
    
    There are three special items that you can buy.  They must be first unlocked 
    in the shop by performing certain tasks and then bought.  They are as 
    follows:
    
    MSS Sea Star:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
       Play every board in Party Cruise once.
    
    Free Play Sub:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
       Unlock every minigame.
    
    Chop Chop Helicopter:  1000 Cruise Mileage Points
       Play the Deluxe Cruise a certain amount of times.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   7b. Staff Records
      MP7DFSTA               #
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                             #
    
    
    Just in case you don't feel like spending 3000 Cruise Mileage Points on the 
    Staff Records, I have listed them below.
    
    
    Fun Run:  0'39"53
    Snow Ride:  0'26"51
    Pokey Pummel:  0'03"46
    Kart Wheeled:  0'24"63
    Buzzstormer:  0'19"45
    Battery Ram:  0'32"53
    Hop-O-Matic 4000:  0'33"00
    Sphere Factor:  0'36"60
    Mad Props:  0'31"40
    Hip Hop Drop:  0'27"01
    Air Farce:  110.63 yds.
    Stick and Spin:  20190 Pts.
    
    
    Oh, and in case you were wondering, most of my records either tie or are very 
    close to the Staff Records.  There are still a couple of those records that I 
    can't even get close to touching though.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   8.  FAQs
      MP7FREQU               #
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                             #
    
    
    Q.  I own a cheat website named www.randomcheatsiteonlyvisitedbytwopeople.com
       and I was wondering can I put your guide on my site?
    
    A.  Okay, this FAQ is going up right now.  The answer will be no 99 times out
       of 100.  GameFAQs right now is the only place that this guide will be
       allowed.  No, I don’t care how many visitors your site gets.  No, I don’t
       want your super duper ultra mega membership package.  I only have the time
       to keep up with one website, not 200.  While I do want to help as many
       people as possible, I’ve been to other FAQ websites.  None of them can
       come even close to the presentation and the professionalism that GameFAQs
       has.  None.  And no, I don’t care to visit your website either.  If you
       send me an e-mail asking if I would like to put my guide on your website,
       I will most likely respond with 3 characters:  No.
    
       Sorry to sound harsh, but that’s the fact.  If I wanted to put my guide on
       your website, I would have asked you to post it.  Makes sense, doesn’t it?
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   9.  Special Thanks
      MP7THANK               #
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                             #
    
    
    A special thanks goes out to all these people:
    
    Nintendo and Hudson:  For making a fun multiplayer game that I can enjoy
       with my friends.
    
    Mariofan150:  For providing information in regards to a few errors I made
       for Bowser Time events and providing information in regards to the Sheep
       Event Space at Windmillville.
    
    And finally, I would like to say a special thank you to all the readers of 
    this guide out there.  I hope this guide provided you with much help in this 
    game.
    
    
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      Mario Party 7            #
      FAQ/Strategy Guide      #   10. Contact Information and Legal Stuffies
      MP7LEGAL               #
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                             #
    
    
    If you find any mistakes or see any information that may be wrong or missing 
    or have any good information, contact me at rampidzier@yahoo.com.  I retain 
    all rights to post anything in your e-mail on my FAQ and will give you credit 
    if I do.  I will only give credit to the first person who sends me something.
    
    Hate mail will not be responded to (unless I want to make fun of you) and if 
    you hate my FAQ, don’t read it.  There are plenty of other FAQs to use and 
    plenty of better ways to use up your time and mine.  I will try to respond to 
    all e-mails I get, but if I don’t, don’t think I’m ignoring you.  My job 
    keeps my free time to a bare minimum and that time is used on making FAQs or 
    my side project that is about to come to fruition.
    
    This FAQ may only be used on GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com).  If you see any 
    other site using my FAQ, please let me know so I can power trip on them.
    
    Copyright 2006 by Robert Dohner.  This document may not be redistributed in 
    any form unless you have obtained permission from the creator (namely, me).
    

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