/\        __     __    ______   ____     _    ______
         /  \      |  \   /  |  /  _   \ |  __\   | |  /  __  \
        /    \     |   \ /   | |  / \  | | |  \\  | | |  /  \ |
   -----  22  -----|    V    | | /___\ | | |  ||  | | | |   | |
   \     2  2     /| |\   /| | | _____ | | |__/|  | | | |   | |
    \      2     / | | \_/ | | | |   | | | __  /  | | | |   | |
     \    2     /  | |     | | | |   | | | | \ \  | | |  \__/ | 
      >  2222  <   |_|     |_| |_|   |_| |_|  \_\ |_|  \______/
     /  -   -   \
    / -       -  \  _____    ______   ____    _______  ___   ___
   /-           - \|  __ \  /  _   \ |  __\  |__   __| \  \ /  /
                   | |  \| |  / \  | | |  \\    | |     \  V  /
                   | |__/| | /___\ | | |  ||    | |      \   /
                   |  ___/ | _____ | | |__/|    | |      |  |        
                   | |     | |   | | | __  /    | |      |  |       
                   | |     | |   | | | | \ \    | |      |  |     
                   |_|     |_|   |_| |_|  \_\   |_|      |__|     

Version 2.0, 2/21/2001
Started on 1/30/2000
Copyright 2000-2001 by Earthshaker

Anyone may reproduce this FAQ electronically, but do not sell it for 
money.  Proper legal action will be taken if you attempt to make a 
profit off of it.  If you wish to place this on your website, tough 
noogies.  I don't accept requests anymore.  The only places this can 
appear are www.gamefaqs.com and vgstrategies.about.com, plus any 
affiliates of www.gamefaqs.com such as gamesages.  Proper legal action 
will be taken if I find out this is anywhere else.  

If you have any questions/comments/complaints/babble that is 
INTELLIGENT.  I restress… INTELLIGENT… send to Earthq3846@aol.com.

Mario Party 2 is copyright Nintendo and Hudson.

Notice that the ASCII art above was created freehand, without use of a 
program.  Don't knock it, it took me a half hour.

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1. Revision History
2. Introduction
3. The Characters
4. The Boards
5. The Spaces
6. The Items
7. The Mini-Games (Updated)
8. Thanks!
9. Repeat Copyright


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2/21/2001- Version 2.0- FINISHED!  Yippee, hooray, woohoo!  A 
walkthrough that people may actually read!  YAY!  I have to say, though… 
I borrowed the mini-game prices from off of another FAQ.  Proper credit 
is given in the thanks section.  I also have a slick new ASCII art that 
I made freehand (see disclaimer below the copyright.)  Comments are 
welcome on it :-)

2/13/2001- Version 1.8- Ten months later, I've rented Mario Party 2 
again.  And, with Mario Party 3 coming out in the U.S. in May, I'm 
making an effort to finish this FAQ up (plus, I have three days off work 
for the first time in months, as well.)  Minor changes occurred here and 
there, and the 2 vs. 2 mini-games section is now complete.  Please note 
while reading: my "V" key doesn't always want to work, so if you see an 
odd word (like sae instead of save, it's because I didn't catch it while 
typing.)

4/14/2000- Version 1.5- Finished up the 2 Vs. 2 Mini-game listing.
And I'm updating this so you all know I am on the face of the earth.

2/1/2000- Version 1.4- Finished up the 1 VS. 3 Mini-game listing.  
Nothing else.  Once again I beg of you... please help with mini-game 
prices!

1/31/2000- Version 1.3- This time, I put in most of the 1 VS. 3 
Minigames, plus a new website that this can be found on.  And I'll beg  
again, please help with the mini-game prices!  And, I fixed an extremely 
stupid date mistake.

1/30/2000- Version 1.0- The first version of this FAQ.  I'll include a 
lot of the minigames, plus the boards and spaces and items and... well.. 
you can read the Table of Contents!  If there are any things I may have 
missed, let me know, and I'll put you in the Thanks! section.


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Let me state one thing right now: Mario Party 2 is a definite 
improvement on the first Mario Party.  The Artificial Intelligence has 
been tweaked, so now, when you set the level of computer players on 
hard, they will ACTUALLY be hard, rather than being slightly difficult.  
Also, all of the boards are new, as well as many of the mini-games.  
Those mini-games that aren't new are updated for the better.  The three 
hidden mini-games this time around aren't all the same thing with 
different courses, but two updated OLD games and a NEW game with FIVE 
courses!  To top things off, there are no 1-player games.  Sound good?  
That's only the beginning!  But before I write an entire book, I'll 
start the FAQ.


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Mario Party is host to six playable characters and a lot of non-playable 
ones.  They are as follows:

Mario- The hero!  Being as fast as he is, he prefers using mushrooms 
(which means when the computer plays as Mario, he'll normally go for 
mushrooms in item games)

Luigi- The eternal understudy (as quoted from Super Smash Brothers).  
He's personally my favorite character.  Being crafty, he prefers the 
Skeleton Key.

Peach- The princess.  After years of being kidnapped by Bowser, she's 
back again for revenge.  She enjoys tricking people by using the Plunder 
Chest.

Yoshi- The cute little dinosaur.  He enjoys using Warp Blocks the most.

Wario- Mario's nemesis.  Being evil, he enjoys using Dueling Gloves in 
order to get coins from others.

Donkey Kong- The last playable character, he's the super strong ape.  
Don't ask me why, but the Bowser Bomb is his item of choice.

And the unplayable characters are...

Toad- He'll give you a star for 20 coins, if you are lucky enough to 
pass him.

Baby Bowser- Most of the time, he will steal five coins when you pass 
him, except for a lucky few times.  If someone gets a Bowser Bomb item, 
he will turn into...

Bowser- The evil character.  Luckily, he won't appear unless someone 
uses a Bowser Bomb item on him.  After he transforms, he hits a dice 
block three times, moves that number of spaces, and swipes ALL the coins 
of any character he passes.  At the end of each board game, the Super 
Star defeats him.

Sushi- If you land in front of a dock on Pirate Land, Sushi the Shark 
will surface in the water, make you pay five coins, then transport you 
to another part of the board.  

Thwomp- These blue blocks can only move up and down and up and down and 
up and down and... you get the idea.  In Pirate Land, they charge coins 
for passage around the islands.  Every time you pass one, the toll 
increases.  In Space Land, they sometimes drive the vehicles that appear 
with a step on the Happening Space.

Steamer- This train moves around the track of Western Land.  You can pay 
five coins to gain a ride, but you can never tell whether you go forward 
or backward.  

Wiggler- At the top of the board in Western Land, this guy heads a milk 
shop.  If you pay him 20 coins, you can invite everyone to a Hootenanny, 
which brings every character back to where you are.  

Sniffit- These creatures head a police patrol in Space Land.  If you pay 
them five coins, they will set up a speed trap, which makes the speeders 
that appear when you step on a Happening Space move farther along the 
path.

Shy Guy- As well as being a host to a mini-game, Shy Guys will also cast 
a slow curse on someone in Mystery Land.  

Bob-Omb- As well as appearing in several mini-games, Bob-Ombs also fly 
around in UFO's in Mystery Land.

Mr. I- In Horror Land, passing a Mr. I circle will make him appear and, 
for five coins at night and ten coins in the morning, will warp everyone 
in a diagonal path to the other Mr. I circle.  Odd that he calls it 
"Magic" when all he does is roll...

Boo- These things appear in every board and a few mini-games, but 
especially pop up in Horror Land.  For five coins, they will attempt to 
steal a lot of coins from a player.  For fifty coins, they will steal a 
star.  Boos also are used in the "Dance 'Til Dawn" in Horror Land.

Magikoopa- In Horror Land, paying ten coins to one during the day turns 
it to night.

Whomp- These giant stone blocks block paths in Horror Land.  In 
addition, they appear in a few mini-games.

Koopa Troopa- They are host to a few things, such as the Item Mini-
Games, the Koopa Bank, and the Item Shop.  At the end of a game, they 
are always in trouble with Bowser. 

Goomba- They are always the hosts of Duel Mini-Games and Battle Mini-
Games.  

Pirhana Plant- I thought these things weren't in the game until I 
visited Mini-Game Park.  It can give you two of the secret mini-games.

Woody- You can buy Mini-Games off of this tree. 

Mini-Game Trees- All of the Mini-Games you buy will be placed on these 
five trees.  Only three trees are available at first.

The Professor- He runs the Options Laboratory.

The Professor's Assistant- He stands next to the Trash Compactor.

Hammer Bro- He appears in Deep Sea Salvage.  

Chain Chomp- He appears in some mini-games.

Fly-Guy- These things are the whole point of Mecha Marathon!  They also 
appear on a character who has a slow curse.

Blooper- They appear to drag people away in Water mini-games, and they 
are also creatures in Crazy Cutter.

Cheep Cheep- These fish jump at you in Abandon Ship, and also appear in 
Crazy Cutters.

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PIRATE LAND  (Difficulty *)
In this level, the characters don pirate attire and set out to find 
Cap'n Bowser's treasure.  The happening spaces on this level are all on 
bridges, and whenever someone lands on one, the nearby ship will fire 
cannonballs and send everyone on the bridge back to start.  If you land 
in front of a dock with an arrow on it, Sushi the Shark will surface and 
force you to another part of the board, along with taking five coins.  
In some areas, Thwomps appear to block shortcuts.  You can pay them to 
pass, but everytime you do, the toll rises by a coin more than what you 
paid.  You can also alter the toll.  

WESTERN LAND  (Difficulty *)
In this level, all of the characters become deputies in search of Bowser 
the bank robber.  The happening spaces on this level cause Steamer the 
train to move forward to the next station.  Up near the top of the level 
is a milk shop, where you can pay twenty coins to throw a hootenanny, 
which brings everyone to where you are.  If you are at the train station 
where Steamer is at, you can pay five coins to go either forwards or 
backwards (not your choice).  

SPACE LAND  (Difficulty **)
Black Hole Bowser terrorizes this board, along with some Whomp and 
Thwomp speeders.  Stepping on a Happening space causes one of these 
speeders to appear and follow the outside of the square board, for one 
row (two, if the Sniffit Patrol is blocking their exit path.)  To set up 
the Sniffit Patrol, you have to pay five coins when you pass by their 
station.  In the center of the board is a countdown timer.  As everyone 
passes it, it goes down by one.  When it reaches down to zero, Black 
Hole Bowser will fire a beam in a diagonal path (/) that causes everyone 
in its path to lose all of their coins (terrible if it happens when you 
have over 75.) 

MYSTERY LAND  (Difficulty **)
The Bowser Sphinx terrorizes this land, with its Shy Guy magicians and 
mysterious Bob-Omb aliens.  Each happening square warps you to another 
section of the board in a clockwise fashion.  The only other ways to 
move to another part of the board is by either using a skeleton key or 
throwing ten coins into the relic in the top left and bottom right 
sections of the screen.  Sometimes, when you do this, the UFO will 
malfunction and drop you off in an area with three happening spaces and 
four red spaces.  If you pass by a Shy Guy house and pay five coins, you 
can cast a slow curse on anybody (including yourself) which causes
that person to move only 1-3 spaces the next turn.

HORROR LAND  (Difficulty ***)
The Master Wizard Bowser haunts this land.  Most of note on this board 
is the fact that every two turns, day turns to night and vice versa.  
Day and Night can be switched a lot of ways, including: paying money at 
a certain space of the board, waiting two turns, or stepping on a 
Happening Space.  During the day, most of the boos are gone, and you can 
pay the Whomps to move down the paths they block.  If you choose not to 
pay them and take the other path, the Whomp will block that path you 
just took.  During the day you can also pay ten coins for Mr. I to warp 
you down the board in a diagonal \ fashion.  Only during the day can you 
visit the Mystery Mansion to pay a Magikoopa to light a Darkness Lamp 
that brings on darkness.  At night, Mr. I charges five coins for the 
warp, and the Boos are more numerous.  The Whomps are magically held in 
place at night, and, when you pass the spider web, you can pay to join a 
dance with Boos and Mr. Is that causes day to appear.  
NEW FOR 2/21- There is a Big Boo in the top right corner of the board, 
and for 15 coins, he will steal coins from EVERYBODY on the board.  For 
150 coins (!) everyone will have a star stolen from them.

BOWSER LAND  (Difficulty ***)
This board will only appear once you complete the other five boards.  
The objective on this board is to defeat Bowser once and for all.  The 
Happening Squares will do three things on this board, depending on which 
one you land on.  If you land on one of the three in a row, your 
character will jump on the Blooper Wheel.  If you jump on one of the 
Happening Spaces on this wheel, you will jump off the wheel.  If you 
jump on any other Happening Space, you will jump in a pipe and land on a 
Happening Space elsewhere on the board.  Every five turns is a Bowser 
Parade, which takes away coins from anyone in its way and sends whoever 
gets caught in it back to start.  You can change the route everytime you 
pass by the parade planning offices.  In the top right corner of this 
board is Bowser's Item Shop, which FORCES you to buy an item for a few 
coins higher than it is normally worth.  The banks around this level are 
altered too: they give you five coins each time you pass them, but if 
you land on the bank square, you must pay off the debt.  At the end of a 
full play game, this can add up to over 200 coins!!

MINI GAME STADIUM (Trial Mode) (No difficulty)
This is a simple figure eight board.  There are no item spaces, two 
battle spaces on the bottom of the board, and three red spaces.  The 
blue and red spaces do not give or take any coins.  The only other 
things of note are that every time you pass start, you gain ten coins, 
and also, you do NOT play for stars in this game.  

MINI-GAME COASTER
This isn't TECHNICALLY a board, but I had to fit it in somewhere.  Going 
through this on each difficulty will gain you many coins, plus on medium 
and hard difficulties, you will be able to gain the option to buy item 
and battle minigames (respectively.)  

Now for the next section.


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This section describes the various spaces you can land on in the boards 
described above.  Each of the spaces has a color that determines the 
mini-game at the end of the turn: blue, green, or red.  The format is:

NAME (COLOR)
DESCRIPTION

Blue Spaces (Blue)
When you land on one of these, you gain three coins (except in Mini-Game 
Stadium).  You gain six coins in the last five turns.  A Hidden Block 
may be found among them, where you gain either 20 coins or a star.

Red Spaces (Red)
The opposite of Blue Spaces, you will LOSE three coins (except in Mini-
Game Stadium).  You lose six coins in the last five turns.

Bowser Spaces (Red)
The worst space you can land on!  Bowser will appear and spin a 
roulette.  This is fixed!  Even if you hit A at the right time, Bowser 
will pick a predetermined thing.  The events are:
Star Steal- Bowser leaves you alone
Stars- Packed to Go- Bowser runs away again
10,000 Coin Present- Bowser runs away
100 Star Present- Bowser runs away
## Coins for Bowser- (there are normally two of these on the same 
roulette) Bowser takes ## coins (I've seen this go as high as 30)
Bowser's Coin Potluck- Bowser takes a number of coins from EVERYBODY.
Bowser's Chance Time- A fixed Chance Time begins where the character 
that pops up on the left block gives the spun amount of coins to Bowser.  
Bowser's Appearing Act- It acts the same as a Bowser Bomb: Bowser 
appears at the end of the turn.
Bowser's Multiplying Toads- This makes Baby Bowser go away and two Toads 
appear.  Both Toads will make the normal 20 coin offer!... However, one 
of the Toads is Baby Bowser in disguise, and will give you a fake star 
after you pay him.  
Thanks to everyone who caught this next one!
Bowser Revolution- Bowser takes EVERYBODY'S coins, throws them in a 
giant *FIGURATIVE* pot, and distributes them to every character evenly.  
Great if you have a low amount of coins, awful if you have the most out 
of anybody.

Bank Space (Green)
Every time you pass this, you either pay five coins (in the five regular 
levels) or gain five coins (in Bowser Land).  If you LAND on the space, 
you either gain all the coins in the bank (in the five regular levels) 
or pay off the debt (in Bowser Land).  

! Space (Green)
Landing on this space brings up the Chance Time.  In Chance Time, there 
are three blocks.  The first and last box have the four character faces 
on them, and the middle box is the exchange box, that determines which 
of the two characters will get what.  

? Space (a.k.a. Happening Space) (Green)
Check the Board descriptions to check out what each of these do.

Treasure Chest Space (Green)
This will take you into an Item Mini-game.

Lightning Space (Green)
This will take all four characters into a Battle Mini-game.

And that's it for the Spaces.


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There are ten items to be obtained in Mario Party 2, three of which can 
only be obtained via an item mini-game.  Unlike the first Mario Party, 
the items are NOT permanent (i.e. if you buy a warp block, you can use 
it whenever you feel like, but it will disappear after the turn is 
over.)  They are as follows:

Mushroom (costs 10 coins)- Using this at the beginning of your turn 
allows you to hit a dice block twice instead of once.  If you roll 
doubles, you get a ten coin bonus.  

Golden Mushroom (costs 20 coins)- Using this at the beginning of your 
turn allows you to hit a dice block three times instead of one.  I don't 
know if you get a bonus by rolling triples, 'cause I haven't done it 
yet.  

Skeleton Key (costs 10 coins)- I think everybody knows what keys do...

Plunder Chest (costs 15 coins)- This is a sort of insurance for an item.  
If another opponent has an item when you use this, you steal that item.  
If every character has an item, you steal a random one.

Warp Block (costs 15 coins)- Use it to switch positions with a random 
opponent. 

Dueling Glove (costs 15 coins)- Waving this in the air at the beginning 
of your turn brings down the Goomba to begin a Duel Mini-game.  Unlike 
the Duels near the end of the game, you can choose your opponent.

Magic Lamp (costs 30 coins)- Want to make someone really mad by cutting 
off their path and going to Toad?  Use this and the Mushroom Genie will 
appear to fly you right to Toad.  

Bowser Bomb (can only be found in a Mini-game)- You can't USE this item, 
but at the end of the turn you obtain it, Bowser will appear where Baby 
Bowser was.  

Boo Bell (can only be found in a Mini-game)- If you use this, you won't 
have to worry about hunting down Boo: he'll find you.  Pay 5 coins to 
steal coins, pay 50 coins to steal a star.

Bowser Suit (can only be found in a Mini-game)- Put it on at the 
beginning of your turn to become Bowser.  If you pass an opponent, you 
steal 20 coins from him.  Pass the Koopa Bank, Store, Baby Bowser, and 
other people for various other fun things (i.e. in Bowser Land, you can 
change the Parade Route for free.)

That's it for the items!  Now for the FAQ writers nightmare-   The Mini-
games!


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These are what make Mario Party 2 the Ultimate party game!  Some require 
skill, some are just completely LUCK.  Others are how precise your 
movements are, and your reaction time.  In other words, it's very 
diverse.  The format I will do will go like this:

GROUPING OF MINI-GAMES (i.e. 2 vs. 2, 1 vs. 3, etc.)
DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUPS

NAME OF MINI-GAME (Woody's cost, someone help me with these?)
DIFFICULTY (Simple, Easy, Medium, Tough (or Hard, I seem to have 
forgotten my own scale- 2/21), OMIGOD!) (My opinion, DON'T WHINE ABOUT 
IT!) (With the new update, I repeat again.  DON'T WHINE ABOUT IT!)
DESCRIPTION
CONTROLS
ADVICE (MY advice)
ADVANTAGES (in 2 vs. 2 and 1 vs. 3 mini-games only)
FUN FACTOR (On this range: Worthy of a toilet; Ho-Hum; Fun!; HELP!  I've 
started playing and I can't get off!) (MY personal opinion)

Let's begin…

ITEM MINI-GAMES
These mini-games are the only way to get certain items during Board 
Games.  They're also ways to get your favorite item for free.  Third 
notice: they are also INCREDIBLY pointless to buy, since none of them 
are too much fun.  You'll only want them if you want to own the Driver's 
Ed game.

Roll Out the Barrels
Easy
This is Pirate Land's Item Mini-Game.  All the items are stuck in 
barrels that move around the screen.
CONTROLS- A- Jump    Control Stick- Move    Z in midair- Hip Drop     B- 
Attack
Pick the item you want, then DON'T blink.  Keep your eyes on the barrel, 
then when they stop moving, go ahead and blink, then attack the barrel 
with the item in it.  If you lost sight, pick a random barrel.  Most of 
the time, it won't be Baby Bowser.  
Ho-Hum.

Give Me a Brake!
Tough
This is Western Land's Item Mini-Game.  The items are on a locomotive 
that circles around you.
CONTROLS- A- Pull the Brake
As soon as it becomes available to buy it, do so.  Practice a few times 
so that you can find out how both how long it takes you to pull the 
brake and then how long it takes you to stop.  
Worthy of a Toilet.

Hammer Slammer
Tough
This is Space Land's Item Mini-Game.  The items are at various points 
along a carnival hammer/bell game.  You must use a hammer to strike the 
platform to raise the rocket to hit the item you want (there's a tongue 
twister).
CONTROLS- A repeatedly- Raise the hammer     B- Drop the hammer
If you raise the hammer too far, the rocket will bounce back.  There is 
no way of telling where the spring up top will knock it.
Ho-hum

Mallet-Go-Round
Medium
This is Mystery Land's Item Mini-Game.  The items are on two platforms 
each, and Baby Bowser is on one platform.  The platforms are whirling 
around in a circle, and you must smack down the platforms to gain the 
item you want.
CONTROLS- A- Swing the mallet
Don't be fooled: though the platforms are moving fast, the one you hit A 
in front of will be the one you smack.  The platforms will move in the 
opposite direction once you hit it, and move faster.  Your reaction time 
must be fast to hit it.
Fun!

Coffin Congestion
CONTROLS- Medium
This is Horror Land's Item Mini-Game.  The items and Baby Bowser are in 
six coffins, whose lids slide off and on.  Each time a lid slides off, 
the items and Baby Bowser switch places. 
A- Jump     B- Attack      Z in the air- Hip Drop   Control Stick- Move
The trick is like a Magic Eye puzzle: DON'T FOCUS ON ANYTHING!  Stare 
into space... you'll see the whole screen that way, so you can pick 
whatever item you want.
Fun!

BOWSER Slots (980 coins)
Tough
The items you want are all on a slot machine.  Stop three of the same 
item in a row to win it.
CONTROLS- A- Jump
Pick your item, then watch the reels carefully.  Memorize the item in 
front of the item you want, then jump when you see that item.  There is 
no time limit, so repeat with all the reels.  If you miss even one, you 
lose.
Ho-hum.


DUEL MINI-GAMES
These are 1 on 1 mini-games.  Like the Item Mini-Games, there is one for 
each land.  The person who challenges another person gets to pick how 
much coins the wager is worth.  Duel Mini-Games are the only ones you 
can't buy, which sucks, because they are extremely fun. (Note on 2/21… 
duh, I'm naïve.  I didn't know you didn't even NEED to buy these because 
you can play them in the Duel mode of Mini-Game Stadium!)

Saber Swipes
Tough
The Pirate Land duelists wield saber swords, and must press a sequence 
of five buttons (out of A, B, and Z) quicker than the other person to 
win.
CONTROLS- A, B, Z- Swipe.
This all depends on your reaction time.  Take enough time to make sure 
you won't screw up, because if you do, you'll have to start the sequence 
over again, which pretty much guarantees a loss.
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!

Quick Draw Corks
Medium
The Western Land duelists are packing cork popguns.  As soon as the 
Goomba says Go! Hit A.  The person who hits A quickest wins the duel.  
However, if you hit A too early, you must restart the duel.  If you hit 
A too early again, the game ends.
CONTROLS- A- Draw and shoot
No help here, it depends on your reaction time.
Worthy of a Toilet

Time Bomb
Easy
In Space Land, the duelists are given a set amount of time (with no 
visible timer).  After this amount of time, they must hit the plunger.  
The one closest to the amount of time wins. 
CONTROLS- A- Hit plunger
The trick that works for me is not to count forward (i.e. not 1, 2, 3, 
4, etc.) but to count backward.  Don't start counting until after the 
word "Start!" fades away.  
New tip with 2/14 update: using an old fashioned, ticking alarm clock 
works wonders for this mini-game.
Ho-hum.

Psychic Safari
Medium
In Mystery Land, the two duelists must alternately pound the A and B 
buttons to psychically power up stone mushroom relics.  The one who 
powers it up more gets to laugh as their relic knocks out the other 
person's relic. 
CONTROLS- Alternate A, B- Power up relic.
Just pound the buttons as fast as possible!  Just make sure you 
alternate, or you'll be kicking yourself.
Fun!

Mushroom Brew (And I can't believe I've been missing this thing the 
whole time- 2/14)
Tough
The Duel Mini-Game for Horror Land, the two duelists becoming witches 
making a brew.  Press A, B, or Z to correspond to what the Goomba tells 
you to insert.  The one who is closest to the given recipe has a star 
fly out of his/her cauldron, and wins. 
CONTROLS- A- Blue mushroom  B- Green mushroom  Z- Gray mushroom
Fast reaction time wins the day here.
Fun!

Rock, Paper, MARIO
N/A
In Bowser Land, the duelists pick either Peach, Mario, or Bowser.  
Bowser beats Peach by a kidnapping, Peach beats Mario with love, Mario 
beats Bowser with a brutal kick n' punch.
CONTROLS- A- Pick Mario    B- Pick Peach    Z- Pick Bowser.
This is all up to luck, but just in case you are paranoid enough to 
think the AI tries to cheat, wait for it to pick first.
Ho-hum.


BATTLE MINIGAMES
All four people throw money into a pot, then compete for the Lion's 
Share.  The second placer gets money too.  Beware... the price to enter 
can be up to 50 coins!  They are probably the most fun of all mini-
games, but also the most expensive, at 700-980 coins a pop!  Note you 
can only buy these after completing the Hard course in Mini-Game 
Coaster.

BOWSER's Big Blast (980 coins)
Medium
There are four players, five switches, and one detonator.  Pick one, and 
pray that it isn't the detonator.  If all four players make it through 
without the detonator being hit, the five switches go into the ground 
and come back out, with the detonator *maybe* switching positions.  If a 
player sets off the bomb, he/she is out.  The amount of switches then 
goes down by one.  While I don't like minigames relying on luck, this 
one is an exception due to the fact that you finally get to blow up 
Peach (by accident or not, I don't care :-)
CONTROLS- Control Stick- Pick switch     A- Push down switch
This is all up to luck, no advice here.  
HELP! I've started playing and I can't get off!

Rakin' 'em In
Tough
This is a version of the popular children's game, Hungry Hungry Hippos.  
Your character operates a crane, which is used to snag mushrooms along a 
rotating tree stump.  Normal mushrooms are worth 1 point, Gold mushrooms 
are worth 3 points, and Purple mushrooms are worth -3 points.
CONTROLS- A- Operate the crane arm
Timing is everything.  Grab the Gold mushrooms if you can, and avoid the 
Purple ones.
Fun!

Bumper Balloon Cars
Simple
It's Bumper Cars!... except the back end of your car has a balloon and 
the front end has a spike.  All you have to do is maneuver around and 
pop everybody's balloon.
CONTROLS- Control stick forward/backward- Move forward/backward    
Control stick left/right- Turn left/right
Don't move until someone goes after you.  Whenever you see a balloon 
open for popping, take the opportunity to do so!  And NEVER let anyone 
behind you.
HELP! I've started playing and I can't get off!
 
Hot BOB-OMB (700 coins)
Medium
Hot potato, explosive style!  The last person standing wins.
CONTROLS- B- Catch bomb     A- Throw Bomb      Control stick- Pick 
person
Use the control stick to pick the person in the lead, than always throw 
to him/her.  Be sure to hit B at the correct moment to catch the Bob-Omb 
so you won't drop it.
Fun!

Face Lift
Easy
This should be familiar: you are supposed to stretch the character's 
face to fit the example.
A- Grab face      Control stick- Move hand
As in the old game, most of the stretches are to the extremes.  However, 
not everything is stretched to the extremes, so try to fit the example 
as best you can.  
Fun!

Crazy Cutter
Tough
This should be another familiar game: try to cut out the characters.  
Follow the lines as best you can!  There are three levels.  Easy (Chain 
Chomp), Medium (Cheep Cheep), and Hard (Blooper.)  The cleanest cut 
wins.
Control stick- Move.
Cut as cleanly on the lines as possible.  It is wise to cut in the 
picture rather than outside if you slip up.  
Fun!

Grab Bag
Medium
Yet another familiar game.  Grab as many mushrooms out of the bags as 
possible.  One character has a gold mushroom worth three normal ones 
placed in his bag at the beginning
CONTROLS- B- Grab Bag    (repeatedly after grabbing) Steal (repeatedly 
after grabbed) Shake Loose
Once you find who has the gold mushroom, grab it, then run away from 
everyone else, grabbing only when you can without getting snagged.
Fun!

Day at the Races
No rating
Each character picks either a Whomp, Thwomp, Boo, or Bob-Omb.  They then 
race.  The person who picks the winner gets the money.  The order 
characters pick in is determined by the place they are in on the board 
game (i.e. First placer gets stuck with the last pick, while last placer 
gets first choice.)
CONTROLS- A- Confirm racer     Control stick- Pick racer
This is all up to luck, because all four characters can come from behind 
or slip up.  However, whenever I play, Boo seems to win the most, 
followed by the Whomp, the Thwomp, and the Bob-Omb.
Worthy of a Toilet.

<RANDOM INSERT ADDED HERE TO PREVENT PLAIGARISM FROM OTHER WEBSITES- 
Earthshaker.>

3 VS. 1 MINI-GAMES
These mini-games occur when the color groupings at the end of a turn end 
up with one red and three blue or vice versa.  In most cases, the single 
player has the advantage.  If the single player wins, he gets 10 coins 
plus any extras he picks up (except in Quicksand Cache, where he gets to 
keep whatever he grabs,) and if the three-player team wins, they get 10 
coins each, plus anything they grab.  

Archer-ival
Difficulty for Single Player- Easy
Difficulty for Three Players- Tough
The single character is an archer.  The other three are semi-mobile 
archery targets which the single character has to pick off with arrows.  
Hitting other targets (Boo, Toad, and Baby Bowser) gives the archer 
coins.  For the single player to win, he/she has to pick off the three 
player targets.  For the three players to win, at least one of them must 
be up when the timer runs out.
SINGLE PLAYER- A once- Set arrow      A again- Fire arrow
THREE PLAYERS- Control stick: Left- Move left.    Right- Move right.
Advice for the single player- If one of the three other players is 
trapped, pick him/her off.  Unless desperate for coins, I suggest NOT 
aiming for the other targets, because it makes it easier to trap the 
players.
Advice for the three players- DO NOT get yourself trapped, or you make 
yourself easy prey.  Try not to run right into the arrows fired.
The single player has the advantage in this game.
Ho-hum.

Bob-Omb Barrage
Difficulty for Single Player- Medium
Difficulty for Three Players- Medium
The single character is in a fragile wooden tub on a small pond.  The 
other three characters are on the coastline throwing the bomb characters 
at him/her.  For the single player to win, he/she must avoid getting a 
Bob-omb thrown into his/her tub.  For the three players to win, one of 
them must throw a Bob-omb into the tub before the time runs out. 
SINGLE PLAYER- Control stick- Move
THREE PLAYERS- Control stick:  Hold- Power up throw      Release- Throw
Advice for the single player- Stay at the far end of the pond.  The 
throwers must be extremely accurate on their throwing to throw it in 
then!
Advice for the three players- Find out how much pressure you much place 
on the control stick in order to throw far enough, THEN aim.  Don't hold 
on to the Bob-omb for too long or it will explode on you.
The three players have the advantage in this game.
Fun!

Bowl Over
Difficulty for Single Player- Simple
Difficulty for Three Players- OMIGOD!
The single player is a shell bowler, and the three players are the 
bowling pins!  For the single player to win, he/she must knock out all 
three of the character bowling pins with two throws.  For the three 
players to win, they must jump out of the way of the shell for two 
throws.
SINGLE PLAYER- (Before throw) Control Stick- Move left and right     A- 
Throw shell    (After throw) Control Stick- Move shell
THREE PLAYERS- Control stick- Face direction    A- Hop in direction 
faced
Advice for the single player- Maneuver your shell carefully along the 
alley.  Once you get near the end, aim for the highest grouping of 
character bowling pins.  
Advice for the three players- Spread out!  If characters are in groups, 
they are easy targets.  If you are the only character left in the second 
frame, stand still, but stay in a direction.  When the shell gets near 
you, JUMP!  You may be lucky and jump out of the way!
The single player DEFINITELY has the advantage in this game. 
Fun!

Crane Game
Difficulty for Single Player- Medium
Difficulty for Three Players- OMIGOD!
The crane game returns!  However, this time around, the single player 
must snatch all three opponents before time runs out, and you don't LOSE 
coins if you get grabbed, unlike before.  The three players win if any 
of them survive by the time the timer runs out.  The single player can 
increase the timer by grabbing clocks (this is NECESSARY!)
SINGLE PLAYER- Control stick- Move     A- Drop crane         A 
repeatedly- Hold on to prize.
THREE PLAYERS- A repeatedly- Wiggle free.
Advice for the single player- Grab the three clocks first.  Then, go 
after each character.
Advice for the three players- Save your trigger finger until you get 
grabbed, then POUND THAT A BUTTON LIKE MAD!
The single player has the advantage in this mini-game.
Ho-hum

Filet Relay
Difficulty for Single Player- Medium
Difficulty for Three Players- Medium
The players become penguins, trying to bring a fish to a bunch of baby 
penguins in an igloo at the end of an icy road!  The single player must 
run the whole course, while the three players split the distance.  The 
team who crosses the line first wins. 
ALL PLAYERS- A repeatedly- Run      Control stick- Move left and right
Advice for all players- If you manage to get ahead of your opponent, 
move right in front of them.  If they bump you, they'll bump back really 
far!  If you begin sliding, stop pounding the A button, or you'll fall 
over!  
The single player has a slight advantage in this mini-game (because 
every time the team hands off, they stop short) 
Fun!

Lights Out
Difficulty for Single Player- Easy
Difficulty for Three Players- Tough
The three players carry light bulbs while the single player carries a 
hammer, which he obviously tries to whack the light bulb carriers with.  
For most of the mini-game, the lights are out, with only tiny spotlights 
centered on the bulb carriers!  The single player wins by knocking out 
all three of the others before time runs out
SINGLE PLAYER- A- Vertical Swing      B- Horizontal Swing   Control 
Stick- Move
THREE PLAYERS- Control Stick- Move
Advice for the single player- Remember where you are, and sneak around 
in the dark, whacking when someone comes close.  If you forget where you 
are, hit A: stars will appear in front of where you are.  Remember that 
this also alerts others to where you are!  And use horizontal swings 
most of the time, it has a wider range of thwapping.  (Note looking back 
on 2/21… how many times did I use the phrase [where you are]?  Ugh, I 
didn't think I was that lost for words writing this.)
Advice for the three players- If you see stars appear anywhere or a 
spotlight suddenly go out, run away from that space!  That's where one 
of your partners just got knocked.  
The single player has the definite advantage of being in the dark.
Fun!

Look Away
Difficulty for Single Player- Tough
Difficulty for Three Players- Tough
The four characters' heads bob from side to side as music plays, then 
when it stops, they have a few moments to turn their heads in four 
directions or just choose to look forward.  If any of the three 
characters look in the same direction as the single player once the 
lights in the stars stop, they are out.  As Nintendo Power put it, it is 
a reverse form of Simon Says.  The single player wins if he can get all 
three players out in five turns.
ALL PLAYERS- Control Stick- Face left, right, down, or up     Release- 
Face forward.  
Advice for the single player- Look in one direction and, at the very 
last moment, turn in the direction of one of the characters.  Easier 
said than done.
Advice for the three players- Face one direction, and if the single 
player looks that way, turn some other way.  Just try not to face the 
same direction as one of your partners, because if the single player 
looks that way and the faces freeze, you're both out.
The three players have the advantage of strength in numbers.
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!

Move to the Music
Difficulty for Single Player- OMIGOD!
Difficulty for Three Players- Simple
The single player is a dance master, and the three players are the 
students.  A line of four, five, or six music notes plays and the dance 
master must make up moves to, which the students must then copy at the 
proper time.  If any of the three players hit a wrong step, they are 
out.  If all three get out, the dance master wins.  Odd bug with 
computer players… they seem to get out before anybody even needs to 
dance… anyone know why?
ALL PLAYERS- A, B, Z, Left, Right, Down, Up- Different dance steps.
Advice for single player- Pick an extremely confusing combination of 
dance steps.  With luck, it'll be so off the wall that nobody will have 
the mental capacity to remember it.  (Don't you wish this mini-game was 
a little longer, so you could have a chance, you poor baby?)
Advice for three players- Remember the whole song, and only hit the 
right step when the bar passes over a note in your row.
Unless they have terrible memories, the three players have an advantage 
in this game
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!

Quicksand Cache
Difficulty for Single Player- Simple
Difficulty for Three Players- Easy
The single player dons a Bowser Suit and sits in the middle of a pool of 
quicksand.  The three players are on the outside of the quicksand.  Many 
coins drop from above, which the three players attempt to grab before 
they drop into the middle of the pit with the single player.  The three 
players can't go near the Bowser character or they'll be sucked under.
SINGLE PLAYER- Control Stick: Left- Spin quicksand left    Right- Spin 
quicksand right
THREE PLAYERS- Control Stick- Move
Advice for the single player- If a moneybag falls, rotate the quicksand 
in such away that the three characters won't be able to get near it.  
The same goes if a bunch of single coins fall in the same place.  If 
anyone gets near you, rotate the quicksand back and forth so they can't 
run out of it
Advice for the three players- Run along with the quicksand to go near 
the moneybags faster.  If you start getting sucked down, run towards the 
wall in the direction of the quicksand.  
None of the players have an advantage in this game, in my opinion, 
because any of the characters can get 20+ coins.
Fun!

Shock, Drop, or Roll
Difficulty for Single Player- Tough
Difficulty for Three Players- Medium
The single player operates a lever that spins a turbine, beneath which 
are electric beams.  The three players are standing on that turbine, and 
are trying not to fall into the electricity!  The single player can win 
only by throwing all three of the others in the electricity.
SINGLE PLAYER- Control stick: Left- Rotate turbine left     Right- 
Rotate turbine right
THREE PLAYERS- Control stick: Left- Run left     Right- Run right
A- Jump
Advice for single player- Be unpredictable.  Act like you're about to 
turn left, then fake and turn right, then fake again.  Hope is your main 
weapon.
Advice for three players- Repeatedly jumping will keep you on the 
turbine for a long time... only if it's going full speed will you start 
slipping.
The three players have the advantage in this game.
Fun!

Rainbow Run (This is a hidden mini-game.  You get it once you buy all of 
the 4 Player, 2 VS. 2, 1 VS. 3, and Item Mini-games, along with one 
Battle Mini-game.)
Difficulty for Single Player- OMIGOD!
Difficulty for Three Players- Easy
This is a variety of the old Tightrope Treachery from the first Mario 
Party, with a difference: this time, there is a timer!  The single 
player must get to the end of the rainbow before the time is up, while 
the three players must try to keep him/her from the finish by shooting 
him/her with cannons.
SINGLE PLAYER- Control stick- Move
THREE PLAYERS- Control stick- Aim cannon     A- Fire cannon
Advice for single player- Just keep moving forward.  If wind or a 
cannonball knocks you too close to the edge, center yourself as quickly 
as possible so you don't fall over with another blow.
Advice for three players- Aim carefully, and fire only after the single 
player stops flashing from a previous hit (or else the cannonball will 
go right through him/her.)  
The three players have the advantage in this game.
Ho-hum.

2 VS. 2 MINI-GAMES

Balloon Burst
Difficulty for both team members- Easy
The old Balloon Burst returns!!  This time, however, TWO team members 
must cooperate to pump enough air into the balloon.  The first team to 
cause the balloon explode, wins.  
BOTH PLAYERS- A- Push pump down    B- Pull pump out   Z- Pull pump out
Advice for every player- Push down the pump fully, and pull it OUT 
fully!  Get into a steady pattern, and don't pound the buttons or the 
balloon well barely get any air in it.
Neither of the team members has an advantage.
Fun!

Bobsled Run
Difficulty for both team members- Easy
Another oldie.  The team members must cooperate to go down the 
treacherous trail.  The first team to reach the finish line wins.  If 
both fall off of the course, then the game is declared a draw.
BOTH PLAYERS- Before Race- A repeatedly- Run    After jumping in- 
Control Stick: Right- Steer right    Left- Steer right
Advice for every player- First, pump the A button as hard as you can.  
Once you hop in the bobsled, act as if you are in a race all by 
yourself.  However, if characters steer in different directions,  you 
won't go anywhere.
Neither of the team members has the advantage.
Ho-hum.

Toad Bandstand
Difficulty for both team members- Simple.
Yet another oldie, except now you are split into two teams.  Team 
members are equipped with a drum and flute, and play music according to 
the bar at the bottom.  The team that follows music most accurately 
wins.
BOTH PLAYERS- A- Play instrument
Advice for every player- Get in the feel for the music, and press the A 
button whenever the box passes over your instrument.
Once again, neither of the team members has an advantage.
Fun!

Handcar Havoc
Difficulty for both team members- Medium
Another oldie, but thankfully, toned down from the original.  Going fast 
will STILL tip you over the edge, and none of the controls or objectives 
of the game have changed.
BOTH PLAYERS- A- Pump handcar     B- Brake     Control Stick- Lean
Advice for every player- The track is always the same, so after you get 
used to it, make sure you know every curve, straightaway, and jump.  I 
DID mention there were jumps, didn't I?
OK, after now, I won't say if there is an advantage… unless there is 
one.
Fun!

Magnet Carta
Difficulty for both team members- Simple
In this game, the main objective is to collect coins, using a magnet 
attached to a bumper car.  The car takes a little getting used to, so if 
you have the Driver's Ed game, you can master this extremely easily.
BOTH PLAYERS- Control stick- Turn/move in respective directions.
Advice for every player- Heavier loads of coins weigh more, but it makes 
no difference!  Bring it back to your goal! Coins are coins, and you'll 
get them at the end of the game anyway…
Ho-hum

Destruction Duet
Difficulty for both players- Easy
The objective is simple: be a steenking vandal and kick the crap out of 
the Bowser Statues.  There are three different heights, with the tallest 
one obviously taking the most time to deface.  Heavier attacks damage 
the thing more.
BOTH PLAYERS- A- Jump    B- Attack   Z- Hip Drop  Control Stick- Move
Advice- Hip Drops seem to take too long to accomplish, so settle with 
jumping and quickly kicking the stupid thing.  If it gets too high up to 
kick, begin finishing with normal attacks or Hip Drops.
Fun!

Torpedo Targets
Difficulty for both players- Medium
One of the players pilots a submarine and steers it around, while the 
other one is in control of the torpedo deck.  Main objective here: find 
the targets underwater, and blow them up before the other team can do 
so.
SUBMARINE STEERER- A- Accelerate   B- Reverse   Control Stick- Steer.
TORPEDO LAUNCHER- A- Shoot torpedo    Control Stick- Steer torpedo
Advice for Steerer- From the camera views, finding the target can be 
difficult.  Once you do, close in as near as possible to the target, 
hoping your teammate is shooting at it.
Advice for Launcher- See target?  Make go boom.  See enemy sub shooting 
at target?  Make go boom while wait for friend.  Unga!
Easier for the torpedo shooter, IMHO.
Fun! 

Looney Lumberjacks
Difficulty for both players- Simple
Saw through logs using a giant saw.  Whee.  Just make sure you and your 
teammate push the same direction, or you'll be caught squishing or 
stretching the saw.
BOTH PLAYERS- A- Pull   B- Push
Advice for both players- Get in a steady rhythm.  Irritate opponents at 
a party by shouting "A! B! A! B! A! B! A! B!" until you finish, because 
it may screw them up, and keep you and your teammate oriented.  Goodie.
Worthy of a toilet.  *FLUSH*

Sky Pilots
Difficulty for flapper- Easy 
Difficulty for pilot- Hard
Be the first team to cross the finish line.  The pilot obviously steers, 
while the flapper flaps his arms up and down to make the craft pick up 
speed.
PILOT- Control stick- Steer
FLAPPER- Control stick- Up- Flap up     Down- Flap down
Advice for pilot- Steer away from obstacles (hard with the control) and 
try to aim for rainbow rings for a speed boost.  Easier said than done.  
Also, try to goad a cannon into firing on an opponent, if at all 
possible.
Advice for flapper- Get in a steady rhythm, and stick to it.  See what 
rhythm gets the best speed, though.
Flapper has the definite advantage here.
Fun! (But note… repetitive, it is the same course o'er and o'er again.)

Speed Hockey
Difficulty for both players- Simple
Pong takes a jump into the Mario Party universe!  The characters become 
paddles that can only move up and down, and quite obviously, have to hit 
a puck into the other team's goal.  Three goals wins the game.
CONTROLS FOR BOTH- Control stick- Up- Paddle up     Down- Paddle down
Advice- Try not to get the puck stuck between your two teammates.  It 
doesn't get very fun where it rebounds into your goal.  Otherwise, just 
play the old-school game of Pong!
Ho-Hum…

Cake Factory
Difficulty for cake lifter- Easy
Difficulty for strawberry placer- Medium
This game requires good teamwork.  One player lifts the cake and sets it 
on a table, and the other one puts a strawberry on top.  Two cakes can 
not go on top of one another, and a strawberry first also messes up the 
way of things.
Controls for both- A (hold) Pickup     A (release) Drop on table.
Advice- This requires excellent teamwork.  If you are the cake picker, 
make sure you HOLD a cake if there is already one on the table.  For the 
strawberry placer, if you have a strawberry, hold it JUST until the cake 
placer begins to drop his, than drop yours.  Saves a lot of time.  Oh, 
and MAKE SURE YOU GRAB AN INGREDIENT THE FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME!  Screw-
ups cause your character to stay stunned as they grab at air, giving the 
other team a chance to catch up.
Cake placer has a slight advantage.
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!

Dungeon Dash (This is a hidden mini-game.  I believe you have to buy all 
the 2 vs. 2, 4 player, and 1 vs. 3 mini-games, plus 1 item mini-game.)
Difficulty for both players- Medium
The Desert Dash mini-game from the original returns (albeit still with 
the name dash, when its more of a waddle.)  Make your way across the 
dungeon on land skis, keeping in a rhythm with your partner.  First to 
successfully exit wins.
CONTROLS FOR BOTH- Control stick- Left- move left ski  Right- Other one
Advice- Get in a steady, fast rhythm, and stick to it.  Pause before the 
fireball erupts, quickly pass, and move to the Thwomp.  If he had JUST 
fallen, barrel by as fast as you can, but if he has been in midair for a 
while, wait for him to fall, inch up to him, and scoot under him after 
he rises.
Ho-hum…


4 PLAYER MINI-GAMES
This group of mini-games is the most common, and occurs whenever all 
four characters lands on the same color space (usually blue.) 

Mecha Marathon
Easy
Wind up your Mecha Fly Guy, then let him go and hope he wins the race!
CONTROLS- A and B together- Wind the crank.
Advice- This will take some major button mashing, nothing more.  I'm 
sure many agree that this is one of the most boring mini-games there is.
Worthy of a toilet.

Roll Call
Difficulty varies.
Count the amounts of Toad, Boo, and Bob-Ombs roaming about in a field.
CONTROLS- A- Count one up   B- Count one down.
Advice- Bob-Ombs are easiest: count them all, and as they blow up, 
decrease a number.  For Boos, count them all, careful not to become 
confused by their fading and their ability to pass through one another.  
The most confusing one is Toad, because his head looks just like the 
mushroom tops, so count everything first, count the amount of mushrooms 
you see by looking at the screen for a moment to see what moves, and 
subtract that number to get the Toad numbers.
Ho-hum

Abandon Ship
Difficulty- Hard
Objective here: climb up a ridiculously long pole of a sinking ship, 
snagging coins and avoiding leaping Cheep Cheeps.  First to the top 
wins.
CONTROLS- A repeatedly- Climb pole   Control stick left/right- Change 
side of pole
Advice- This minigame may cause blisters on your fingers, because while 
everyone climbs about the same pace on the way up (or falls in if they 
don't,)  once you get up top, you'll DESTROY them just trying to climb 
on top of the pole.  To give yourself a little boost, whenever a fish is 
about to hit you, change sides of the pole (unless a portion of mast 
blocks your path, in which case you should take the stun.)  If performed 
correctly, you will not lose any time because the stun wears off during 
the pole swap… hard to explain in words, but you'll see.
Fun!

Totem Pole Pound
Difficulty- Easy
A totem pole rises beneath your feet, and using Hip Drops, you must 
shove it back down into the ground.
CONTROLS- A- Jump       Z- Hip Drop
Advice- Jump A.Q.A.P (as quickly as possible) and at the very peak, hit 
Z.  Rinse and repeat.  With no human players, you should win easily.  
Ho-hum.

Toad in a Box
Difficulty- N/A
The four contestants jump at a box.  If Toad comes out of it, a platform 
rises beneath them.  If the pirahna plant, chomp, or Baby Bowser icon 
shows up, your character becomes squished (with severity shown in 
increasing order.)
CONTROLS- A- Jump
Advice- While you can time the first three (or four, if you have good 
timing) boxes, snagging box number 5 for the win is all up to luck.  
And, as I may have already stated, I HATE RELYING ON PURE LUCK (though 
it IS good for the newbie player.)
Worthy of a toilet.

Shell Shocked
Difficulty- Medium
The four players enter an arena as tanks with two hits each, in one of 
three different formations.  One has one pipe, with all four players 
facing away.  The second has four pipes, one in front of each player in 
the corner, and the last has pipes littered all around the place.  The 
main mission here is to shoot or lob cannonballs at the other tanks 
while avoiding other shots at the same time.  Last to survive wins
CONTROLS- A- Shoot straight     B- Lob a shot   Control stick- 
Drive/Turn tank     Hold Z- Fix aim (so you can continue looking the 
same direction while moving left and right.)
Advice- For formation one- Take out one of the players to either side of 
you, then use the pipe as cover while lobbing (or shooting straight) at 
the two other players.  They'll try to do the same, so beware!  For 
formation two- Use your pipe as cover, take the people out to your left 
and right, and venture out in the open for the last guy.  Formation 
three- Plenty of cover here.  Lob shots will win the day here, except 
for close shooting at near areas.  General advice- Learn how far the lob 
travels and how far you need to back away from a pipe to use it.  Also 
learn how to strafe, as it may save your life (case in point: the Mini-
Game Coaster's HARD difficulty's goal.)

Lava Tile Isle
Difficulty- Hard
This is your not-so-standard king-of-the-hill game, with the characters 
being able to punch, kick, hip drop, and jump to knock opponents into 
the lava below.  The catch is, they are all on a VERY small island with 
two spaces out of 9 missing on it!  As the game progresses, these spaces 
get filled while others are created by the moving Grindel tiles (the 
mummy tiles from Mario 64.)
CONTROLS- A- Jump    B- Punch/Kick    Z- Hip Drop   Control Stick- Move
Advice- As hard as it seems, STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE until two opponents 
fall in (read as PLAYING CHICKEN.)  When the last opponent comes your 
way, have him try to punch you, then run around behind him/her, punch, 
and laugh as they fall in the lava.  Of course, this doesn't work 25% of 
the time, it's just one tactic.  Just make sure you start MOVING if the 
tile beneath you shakes.
Fun!

Honeycomb Havoc
Difficulty- Depends on your intelligence.  If dumb, OMIGOD!  If smart, 
Simple.
Jump and hit the block above you when it is your turn.  The block will 
say either one or two.  Grab that many fruits/coins/honeycombs off the 
tree.  But you don't WANT the honeycombs, unless you like bees flying at 
your butt.  The person who doesn't grab a honeycomb wins.
CONTROLS- A- Jump at the box.
Advice- While waiting, do simple math to see how safe you will be if you 
snag one or two rows.  If you survive until the last two players, try to 
force it so you have 5 fruits before the next honeycomb, and hit the 
block so it stops on 2.  If the guy next turn hits one or two, hit the 
opposite brick.  (S)he'll be stuck with the honeycomb.  Oh, and a last 
point.  Coins are practically worthless to snag, because in many cases, 
they set you up to be eliminated.
Ho-Hum…

Sneak 'n' Snore
Difficulty- Hard
Ahh, the standard "Red Light Green Light" game.  Waddle in a barrel 
towards the switch, hit it, and make your way back out the door.  The 
faster you walk, the longer it takes to hide in the barrel when Chain 
Chomp awakens.
CONTROLS- Control stick Down/Up- Move down/up
Advice- Walk at FULL SPEED the whole time.  You may think this is 
dangerous, and it is.  But here's a trick!  Every time the bubble grows 
in size, take your hand off the control stick for the slightest moment.  
If the snooze bubble pops, let go of it all together.  You'll see what I 
mean if you try it.
Fun!

Dizzy Dancing
Difficulty- Easy
This COULD be considered a deathmatch, except it ends about three 
seconds after everyone stands up, dizzy.  Oh, you want an objective?  
Grab a musical note hovering above a spinning record.  This record spins 
extremely fast before the event, knocking you over in a corner.  When 
you stand up, and try to move, your controls are all funky!  Whoever 
grabs the note first wins.
CONTROLS- Control Stick- Move in a wrong direction  A- Jump  B- Attack  
Z- Hip Drop
Advice- Once you stand up, find which direction you have to hold the 
control stick to move towards the center of the record.  While you may 
have a little bit of fun trying to fight for it, it's very easy to 
simply jump in the center and snag it.
Worthy of a Toilet.  Help Maw, it backed up!  Sewage is spewing 
everywhere!

Tile Driver
Difficulty- Medium
The players stand on a grid of 9 tiles (in a 3 X 3 formation) and try to 
turn all the tiles over (using Hip Drops) to fit the picture in the 
middle.  The one who creates the picture first, wins.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Move  A- Jump  Z- Hip Drop
Advice- All I can say here is to initiate your hip drops as quickly as 
you possibly can over the tiles to save time.  With human players, this 
runs down to a combination of luck and speed.
Ho-hum…  Zzzzzzz

Deep Sea Salvage
Difficulty- Simple
Don't assume this is the same mini-game from the original.  This bonus 
game has all four characters acting as mini-subs which swim towards 
coins and coin bags thrown by the Hammer Bros, and avoiding the mines he 
throws.
CONTROLS- A repeatedly- Ascend   Control Stick Down- Descend quicker   
Left/Right- Move left or right.
Advice- Just go for the coins baby!  Also, don't kill yourself going 
after coin bags on the other side of the screen, someone else will 
probably nab it first.  Not much more to say than that.
Ho-Hum…

Hot Rope Jump
Difficulty- Varying
Another return, except with a variation on a rule: last player to 
survive jumping over the flaming rope, wins.
CONTROLS- Tap A- Hop lightly     Hold A- Jump high
Advice- The difficulty varies depending on how fast the rope moves.  If 
it starts going full speed, begin tapping A instead, because you might 
jump over the thing and land right as it starts sweeping underneath you 
again.  Timing wins the day here.
Fun!

Platform Peril
Difficulty- Medium
Players run and jump along the platforms in this returning game, except 
now, there are obstacles thrown into the lifts such as moving platforms, 
conveyer belts, and raised obstacles in the platform.  First player to 
make it all the way across the course wins.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Run   A- Jump.  Tap to do a hop.
Advice- Not much different than the old version.  Ignore going after 
coins though, it only puts you slightly behind.  Also, it may be 
dangerous, but wait until JUST THE LAST MOMENT to jump, because you have 
more speed running than you do jumping.
Fun!

Bumper Balls
Difficulty- Medium
Yet ANOTHER returning classic.  It's pretty much the same thing (bump 
all opponents off the island/tower/mountaintop), until you play the two 
new boards!  One of them has a patch of ice in the very center of it, 
which makes the bumper/bumped person go skidding farther than they 
normally should, while the other has hills and bumps to add/take away 
momentum.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Move
Advice on all fields- Goad someone near you by hanging around the edge, 
then move out of the way.  If they don't fall, circle behind them and 
bump.  If they aren't dead now, run and repeat at another location.
Advice in ice field- Try to bump someone full speed on the ice.  Sure, 
you'll go flying, but chances are, they'll go further, hopefully off the 
mountaintop.
Advice in rocky field- Use the bumps to your advantage by bumping 
someone and using the downslope to recover from the recoil quicker.
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!  Call EMS!

Bombs Away
Difficulty- Medium
OK, for Mario Party 3, I propose that they don't recycle so many mini-
games (unless you keep all these and add on new ones.)  You know the 
drill, stay on the island until time runs out.  Of course, there is a 
new catch… the cannons shoot bullets that will definitely strike the 
island, and near the very end, a HUGE bomb blast will rock the island.  
Anyone who survives the onslaught wins the game.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Move   A- Jump
Advice- Stay away from other players, they might stun you by jumping, 
and if a blast rocks the island too much, you're toast.  Also, avoid 
explosions, because if you get hit by one of them, you will be knocked 
into the ocean in a very hilarious manner.  For the final blast, JUMP 
AND JUMP AGAIN until the island stabilizes.  
Fun!

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Tipsy Tourney
Difficulty- Easy
ANOTHER STINKING RETURN!  And no twist, so nothing important needs to be 
said, unless you're a newtimer to the Mario Party universe.  Tilt the 
board to use the shell to knock away spaces on the 5x5 grid, becoming 
the winner by knocking them all out (major run-on there…) first.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Move   A- Jump
Advice- Your preference may differ, but I like taking out the center 9 
so I can easily take out the 16 around the edge.
Ho-Hum…

Hexagon Heat
Difficulty- Medium
Jeez, it appears that the vast majority of the returning mini-games are 
in 4 Player mode.  This is Mushroom Mayhem, except the ocean has been 
replaced by lava and the mushrooms replaced with metal hexagons.  Last 
to stay on the rising and falling platforms wins.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Move   A- Jump   Z- Hip Drop
Advice- Concentrate on surviving at first, moving as quickly as possible 
to the correctly colored hexagon (I forgot to say, Toad holds up the 
color, and all the other ones fall into the lava) and return to the 
center one after they rise again.  Stand near the edge of it, so anybody 
who tries to make it on has to correctly time a jump on your head to 
make it safely onto the platform.  When you and one other player are 
left, wait until the rate of falling dramatically increases, and Hip 
Drop the opponent before Toad holds up a flag.  Rush to the proper 
Hexagon, and the opponent should die before recovering.
HELP!  I've started playing and I can't get off!

Skateboard Scamper
Difficulty- Hard
::Bursts into tears::  It's another one.  Why, God, why!?  This 
returning variation has the four players skating across a carpet while 
pursued by a Big Boo.  The floor rises and falls in some areas, and also 
has inclines and downgrades.  First player to win in this button mashing 
event is the one who makes it to the window first.
CONTROLS- B repeatedly- Skate   A- Jump
Advice- A turbo controller works wonders here.  If you don't have them, 
sacrifice your fingers by pounding on the B button, occasionally 
striking A at the same time to grab a coin/jump over a stair or incline.

Slot Car Derby
Difficulty- Hard
Yet ANOTHER classic returns… all you have to do is win the race, 
avoiding skidmarks (on the TRACK, not your underwear, sicko!)  First to 
finish all four laps wins.
CONTROLS- Control stick- Drive.  Release to slow down/stop.
Advice- Drive full speed the whole way, releasing the tilted control 
stick only if excess smoke appears behind your tires.
Fun!

Shy Guy Says
Difficulty- Easy
Does anyone else other than me hate this mini-game?  You match the 
action of the Shy Guy.  A small attempt has been made to spice it up by 
having the Shy Guy hold TWO flags out at once, then appear to put one 
back, then truly put the other one back.  Easy stuff, but it gets faster 
as you go along.  If a person makes an error, the balloon they are 
hanging from gets popped by an arrow and they fall down.  Wheee. 
Controls- A- Raise white flag (right)    B- Raise red flag (left)
Advice- Push the right button.  Push the button!  Push the button 
George, push the button!  Can we go on and live off da fat of the earth 
George?  Can we?  </Of Mice and Men>
Worthy of a Toilet.  It's backed up, Maw!  Call the Roto Rooter man!

1 PLAYER GAME
DRIVER'S ED
This game is a secret, and you can only get it after you buy ALL the 
mini-games off of Woody.  It's known as Driver's Ed, and has you, as a 
car, driving (using the same controls as Bumper Balloon Cars and Magnet 
Carta) through a group of 20 targets, and crossing the finish line.  
There are 5 different courses, so try 'em all!  At a party, see who can 
get the lowest time on each!


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I STILL NEED WOODY'S MINIGAME PRICES!  I know a few of them now, but I 
handed the game back to Blockbuster before writing them down!
I thank the 50+ people that pointed out the Bowser Revolution omission.  
You know who you are.

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Mario Party 2 FAQ 
Version 2.0, 2/21/2001
Started on 1/30/2000
Copyright 2000-2001 by Earthshaker

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