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MINI-GAME GUIDE
VERSION 2.4

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By Haunter120
Haunter150@hotmail.com
Version 2.4
Nintendo 64
AIM Name: Quasar950 (BTW, donít ask me questions on AIM. Itís my         
policy. My AIM name is only MP3 discussion, no questions)

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2.4 Update:
-More info on games.
-Fixed some stuff.
-More contributing comments.
-Added my strength for each game.
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2.0 Update:
-Added my view for each game.
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1.8 Update:
-Added new things to various mini-games.
-Added Fun Section.
-Dizzy Dinghies and MPP Pro Data added.
-Slap Down glitch fixed.
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1.3 Update:
-Added Stardust Battle.
-Added Best and Worst Mini-Games.
-Added some data to other mini-games.
-Changed Water Whirled data.
-Added Cheat Tips for various games.
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1.2 Update:
-Added Eye Sore Data.
-Added Game Guy Mini-Games.
-Added some data to other mini-games.
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0.8 Version:
-4v4, 2v2, 1v3, Battle, and Duel Mini-Games listings...
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DISCLAIMER:
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can copy the layout though.

You can put this Walkthrough/FAQ on your non-commercial or non-profit web 
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personal purposes. Remember ďYou donít have to steal, just ask.Ē - B.O.F.III

Thanks to ATadeo for letting me use his disclaimer!

Just a quick run of the mill mini-game guide here. No real FAQ/Walkthrough. 
Besides, I hate starting out walkthroughs, so Iím doing this one fast.

BTW, donít ask me questions on AIM. Itís my policy. My AIM name is only MP3 
discussion, no questions.

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CONTENTS:

I.	4 Player Mini-Games
II.	Battle Mini-Games
III.	Duel Mini-Games
IV.	1v3 Mini-Games
V.	2v2 Mini-Games
VI.	Item Mini-Games
VII.	Game Guy Mini-Games
VIII.	??? Mini-Games
IX.	Best/Worst Mini-Games
X.	Fun Section
XI.	Credits
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4 PLAYER MINI-GAMES
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Awful Tower
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

In this game, you have to get to the top of the tower by jumping from block 
to block. The blocks move back forth. The Hammer Bros. will throw hammers at 
you, and when you get close they will run away. To jump distances, simply 
back yourself up and run-jump to the next block. Once you get to the arrow 
block you will win. Try not to slip off a block, or youíll fall!

Awful Glitch??
On the third to the last platform, notice how when you jump on it, some 
ďthingĒ moves you to the left and drops you down? This is weird, but donít 
worry, it doesnít happen all the time...

What Haunter Thinks:
Kind of fun, but the slip-off-glitch in most of the blocks will get you. 
Plus, the Hammer Bros. alignment of throwing hammers will tick you off. 
Still, try it anytime! B.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yeah. I rock at this game, but if I trip and fall down, I have a smaller 
chance.
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The Beat Goes On
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Thereíll be lots of cussing in this game if youíre playing with other 
people. Basically, the Shy Guys give out a tune and you have to copy it, 
adding a new note at the end. Then the next person will get the turn, and 
the next, and the next, then back to you. Try to make it stay in a pattern, 
like : B, Z, A, B, Z, A, etc. Thatís what the computer likes to do, anyway. 
The computer usually messes up on their second try though, so you can be 
last and be lucky.

Also Try:
Mario Bandstand from MP1 and Move to the Music from MP2. In Mario Bandstand, 
a tune pops up and the composer has to rhythm by pressing Up, Down, Left, or 
Right for the baton movement. The other players need to repeat the tune. In 
Move to the Music, one person makes up a dance tune by pressing various 
buttons and the other three need to copy it.

What Haunter Thinks:
It may be like all others match-the-button games, but this one isnít so 
great. If you get to the end, all you get is a measly draw. The computer 
tends to always screw up at the second time through too. Try it if youíre 
bored. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
It depends. My memorizing skills are really good, so you should be very 
afraid.
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M.P.I.Q
Difficulty: 3/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

Toad will give out questions, that will be typed VERY slowly on the big 
board. Once they are typed you need to guess them by hitting the block. You 
can do this earlier, but you shouldnít since the question will not be 
finished. The one who hits the block will need to answer the question. If 
they get it right, they get a point. If they get it wrong, theyíre out for 
the next question only. The first person to 3 points wins. The questions 
Toad gives you are extremely easy, and you should know most of them.

Cheat Tips:
Annoy everyone else whoís playing by continuously talking. Everyone around 
you will get annoyed and probably guess wrong. Also, you can say ďI know!Ē 
and not tell anyone what the real answer is.

Take the Challenge:
Can you get all three answers right by buzzing in when there are only four 
words on the screen? Try it!

The Cheating AI:
Notice how the CPU gets EVERY single question right? Nintendo shouldíve 
tested the game more and discovered this. Even on Easy, they get it all 
right, all the time.

What Haunter Thinks:
The questions are WAY too easy excluding the record questions. ďWhat Mario 
Party game are you currently playing right now?Ē Youíd have to be a total 
idiot to not know that one. Also, itís too slow of a game. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
As long as I know the record questions, so yes.
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Treadmill Grill
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

This is one helluva fun game. The objective is to be the last one standing 
on a pack of moving conveyors that rotate from time to time. You can ground 
pound and punch your opponents hoping that they will fall off, but itís 
better of not doing anything and watching each of the other opponents kill 
themselves while youíre just standing there. Podoboos will come out later, 
and if you touch them, you automatically lose. Also, the conveyors get 
narrower from time to time, so watch out!

Beer Battles:
For games like these, itís nice to have something good to drink (like beer). 
When you lose, chug some out of the bottle.

What Haunter Thinks:
Fun, of course. Itís free roaming, meaning you get the whole field to roam 
around in. It will get on your nerves though as you keep on playing it. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yep.
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Picture Imperfect
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

Another nice and fun game. You will first get to see a face of a Mario 
character, such as Toad, Mario, or the caterpillar. It will disappear and 
you will have to make the same face, or at least get close to making the 
same face. First, the top part will be moving, and when you see the right 
picture, you need to time right and hit the block. For example, on Marioís 
hat, it will go L, G, W, M... when you see M hit it quickly! Then it will go 
to the face parts and it moves faster. Whoever gets the most accurate 
picture wins.

Cheat Tips:
Be extremely mean and cover the screen with your hands when it shows the 
correct picture (before the game starts). Then, your human opponents will 
not know what the character looks like.

Take the Challenge:
Can you get the picture right with your eyes closed? I doubt it!

Also Try:
Face Lift from Mario Party 1 and Mario Party 2 (I prefer the one from MP1). 
The objective is to stretch all pieces of the face to make the picture look 
like the one shown in the center. Whoever has the most accurate picture 
wins!

The Computer is a Smart-Ass:
In Picture Imperfect, the computer does NOT grade you on how many parts of 
the face/hat/whatever you got right. The computer grades you on how much 
more things look like the person you needed to draw. So if (example) Yoshi 
had the mustache and nose right, but he got the blue glasses for the eyes, 
and Wario got only the mustache right, but open eyes (which are not Marioís 
main ones), Wario has a better chance of winning. Smart CPU grading, isnít 
it?

What Haunter Thinks:
Sure, making faces is fun, but thereís more luck involved in this one than 
skill or memory. Quite funny faces can be made, and I guarantee youíre gonna 
have a good time playing this game a couple of times. A-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
I have bad reflexes, so probably not.
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Aces High
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

This game is a lot like Shell Shocked from Mario Party 2, except itís fast 
paced, more fun, and more intense. Fly around and fire missiles at your 
opponents. If you fire a lot a Bullet Bill will fly out from your cannon. 
Theyíre homing, so you can hit your opponents more easily. If you see a ! 
appear above you, immediately accelerate! Each person has 2 health, and if 
youíre the last one standing you win. Hold Z until you see a bullet in your 
compartment, then fire.

Also Try:
Any dog-fighting game. Ok, try Shell Shocked from MP2. Youíre in either a 
huge or small arena and you have 2 shells to shoot and 2 hearts (in a tank). 
Although you move as slow as the damn Crawler, you can shoot two kinds of 
shell shots and try to eliminate your opponent. Pretty fun game, though.

The Bullet Bill:
Regular shots are worthless from far away, so hold Z and power up your 
bullet bill so it homes, then send it away.

What Haunter Thinks:
One of the best games in this one, period. The dog-fighting is fun and there 
are a lot of options, like firing the homing missiles (Bullet Bills) or 
regular shots. Thereís even a radar, which is least expected in a Mario 
Party game. A.

Can Haunter Beat You?
I donít think so. I usually fire homers, but I get attacked and ganged up on 
all the time.
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Rockiní Raceway
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 3/10

This game literally sucks, and will literally hurt your hands and numb them 
(not as bad as the rotating control stick in Mario Party 1). But if you want 
to win, youíre gonna have to be hurt. Press A and B as quickly as you can, 
but make sure that when you have only 1 carrot, you stop and wait for it to 
recharge at least one more. The carrot icons will either bust your horse or 
make it stop for 2 seconds. The orange one will give you max carrots 
invulnerability and the blue one hurts you. Wait for the orange one and grab 
it!

Activate a Replay:
To activate a replay, someone will need to finish the race with another 
opponent an inch from the finish line.

Greg Miller:
I think you are playing Rockin Raceway wrong.  The best way I have found is 
to hit A and B at a pace that will not drain all your carrots. Itís ok to 
drain the first four, but you should hit A and B just fast enough to only 
gradually drain your carrots. The goal here is to reach the extra carrots 
just as your running out of carrots.  Draining all your carrots really fast 
is inefficient, and not fun at all. Using the gradual hitting method I 
handily beat 3 normal comps.  Sometimes it is better to slow down to make 
sure you donít pick up bad carrots. Rapid pushing wont win here.

Hopefully, this saves you from numb hands.

Reply: Doesnít do much expect have number hands. Although this doesnít drain 
the carrots as fast as the A and Z, itís practically the same thing with a 
different button. Thanks anyway!

Greg Miller Responds:
DO NOT HIT A and B(Z) BUTTONS FAST.

I repeat:

DO NOT HIT A and B(Z) BUTTONS FAST.

You need to hit the buttons slow. Thatís right slow.  Not too slow, though.  
The object is to PACE yourself on carrot consumption.  You shouldnt spin out 
on Rockin Raceway...ever.  You need to alternate on A and B(Z) hitting at a 
pace so you get to the carrot just before you use your last carrot. This 
pace isnít that fast at all. Itís slow and should hurt your hands like, say, 
cheep cheep chase or Bowser toss or even Baby Bowser Broadside.  Think of a 
metronome. Please correct this in your faq, as I donít want anyone getting 
carpal tunnel needlessly.

Reply from me:
Okay, thanks. That fixes the problem. But then you said ďshould hurt your 
hands like, say, Cheep Cheep Chase or Bowser Toss or even Baby Bowser 
BroadsideĒ hehehe, typo I guess.

What Haunter Thinks:
Blah. Like I said on the top paragraph, this game will hurt you no matter 
what button you press. Itís a record game though. Itís also very slow, and 
you will concentrate more on trying to win a measly ten coins instead of 
your handsí health. Iím raising the score since Greg Miller told me a good 
way to fix the problem. But I still donít like this game. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Hell yes.
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Chip Shot Challenge
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

You need to swing the club so the ball gets in the hole. Basically, this is 
golf, except itís shortened. Donít aim EXACTLY at the hole, aim a little 
away otherwise the ball will miss. Also, adjust the angle, then swing. 
Everyone swings, and the winner is either the one who gets the ball in the 
hole or the one closest to the hole.

Take the Challenge:
With 3 other human players, can you get all 4 balls in the hole?

What Haunter Thinks:
Good thinking, Nintendo! I never liked Golfing video games, but this one was 
quite fun. The aim was horrid (if you aim close right to the hole, itíll go 
off. If you aim close when the hole is far away, itíll go in). You should 
definitely play this one for a while. A-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Depends where the hole is.
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Cheep Cheep Chase
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 3/10

Repeatedly press A to swim, but dive when you see bombs in your path. Donít 
dive too early though, because youíll get air right at the bomb, and itíll 
stun you so the big Cheep Cheep could eat you. The bombs move later on so 
watch out!

Also Try:
Skateboard Scamper from MP1 and MP2. Basically, youíre on a skateboard 
without wheels (mmm, Snowboard) and you have to continuously press B to 
escape from either the big Boo or the falling platforms. There are also 
obstacles along the way.

What Haunter Thinks:
*Yawn* D+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
50% yes. 50% no.
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Marioís Puzzle Party
Difficulty: 8/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

This is one of the hardest mini-games in Mario Party 3, but can be very fun 
if you make it. Basically, this is Tetris, and when you get two blocks of 
the same color they disappear. Combo the blocks so you can make garbage 
blocks come to your opponents. Thwomps will also drop down, and you can use 
them to distort your blocks. This game can give you headaches if you play 
with the computer, since they often cheat. The first one to 100 points wins, 
but you can adjust it up to 1000 in Toadís mini-game room. I wouldnít do 
that if I were you though, it would be very long...

Take the Challenge:
Can you beat the computer on Hard and put the points Max up to 1000? Try it! 
Youíre going to have lots of trouble along the way!

Also Try:
Tetris Attack for the SNES. You can become addicted to it like hell. I used 
to call it Tetris Crack... You have to line up 2 blocks to get rid of them, 
and make combos and all that. Itís much, MUCH better than Marioís Puzzle 
Party, in fact, MPP is nothing compared to it. Thereís also a version for 
the Game Boy. You could also try that new game Pokemon Puzzle League... 
Bah... stupid Pokemon.

What Haunter Thinks:
The AI IS A BITCH! If youíre a super, super expert, youíll be able to beat 
them on at least Hard Mode. The problem is, they always tend to know where 
combos will be from start. Since the AI has no mind, it will know. Youíll 
need to think as your CPU opponent drops damn garbage blocks in your bottle. 
Itís very fun, though. Especially when youíre playing a human. Always give 
it a try. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Messy Memory
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

First, you see many items stacked on shelves, then Toads come in and mess 
everything up, starting the game. The objective is to get the items where 
they were before the Toads messed them up. Try to remember where the items 
were in your head. Press Z to close the curtain so no one will copy you.

What Haunter Thinks:
Blah. Only memory is required in this game. And the time limit is very 
short, eliminating time to mess with the curtains. Still, itís extremely 
easy and will earn you coins. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Gimme a break. Of course I can!
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Ice Rink Risk
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 10/10

A huge Spiny will drop onto an ice rink and you have to survive by escaping 
from it. Itís slippery do be careful! More Spinys will drop down after a 
while, and they can change directions if they bump into each other. This 
could be very hard or very easy, depending on when your opponents die.

Cheat Tips:
Jump on an opponentís head to stun them. Do it when the shell is about to 
hit them.

What Haunter Thinks:
Sorry, I love this game. #1 favorite in Mario Party 3. A+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
If I donít get ganged up on by the shells, yes.
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Curtain Call
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

Koopas, Goombas, and Boos dance on a stage, once they leave, Toad will come 
out and ask you where they were during their dance. His questions are mostly 
ďwhoís the third person from the left?Ē and those kind. SO try to remember. 
The people that guess it right move on, and it gets harder with the 
placement.

Cheat Tips:
Choose a random person REALLY FAST once the guessing starts. This will make 
everyone think you are right and choose the same thing. At the last minute, 
change your answer.

What Haunter Thinks:
Another trivia game. Enough of this shit already. D.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Sure...
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Frigid Bridges
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

You need to carry a block to the other side by crossing a very slippery and 
thin bridge, then come back, grab another block, and repeat until you have 
three blocks placed. This could be tough, since it slows you down if you 
fall, and youíll fall a lot. Be careful of the Cheep Cheep halfway through, 
and donít get distracted by your opponentís screen. Whoever gets to the 
island first wins.

What Haunter Thinks:
You wonít have THAT much fun with this game, itís really annoying. Youíll be 
crying when you fall, since you waste precious time. Donít try all the time. 
D+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
50% yes, I tend to slip off the bridge often. But if I walk slowly everyone 
else will be ahead...
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Toadstool Titan
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

Hit blocks around the stage. One of them has a mushroom. Whoever gets the 
mushroom will turn giant and can take out the opponents for a short time. If 
youíre not giant, then spread away from the giant to avoid getting hit 
altogether. Once the giant goes back to normal the blocks come back and 
youíll have to find the mushroom again.

Cheat Tips:
If you want to be a bastard, snatch the mushroom as it flies out of a block 
someone else hit.

Also Try:
Coin Block Bash from MP1. One person has the hammer while the others hit 
blocks do they can get coins. The person with the hammer can swing the 
hammer on the blocks so they can get coins. However, there are also Money 
Bags, which contain 5 coins, inside some of the blocks, so the hammer guy 
will have to attack the other players too to get their blocks. The other 
players can also hit the hammer guy so he can drop his hammer and they can 
take it...

What Haunter Thinks:
A quite fun game thatís terribly underrated, in my opinion. You definitely 
need to play this with humans, otherwise itís no fun. B.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Well, Iím extremely good at avoiding the giant guy, but luck is not with me 
when Iím finding the mushroom.
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Water Whirled
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

I donít hate this game anymore, now that I know how to play and figured out 
the controls =p. Hold the control stick left/right to move when you are 
turning a lap. Hold A to move forward, then rotate once you get to turns. 5 
laps and itís over. Try to hug the inner wall so you can get to the end 
easier. This is a record game, so try to go as fast as you can!

Also Try:
Dizzy Dinghies, which is in this game, but will only be unlocked once you 
unlock every single mini-game. Try Slot Car Derby from MP1 and MP2. You race 
5 laps around a stage with slot cars. This can be very hard, though.

What Haunter Thinks:
Once you get used to the damn controls, youíre gonna like it. Otherwise, 
stay away if you hate control-that-takes-a-damn-long-time-to-get-used-to and 
getting stuck in corners. On the other hand, this game is a must-play for 
those of you who love racing and records. B.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Probably not.
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Bounce Ní Trounce
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

Jump high by pressing A. When youíre in the air, press Z to attack your 
opponents hoping they will be kicked off the blocks. The blocks will start 
falling halfway through, and this could be a good thing if youíre away from 
your opponents as theyíre fighting and losing on the other side of the 
battlefield.

Cheat Tips:
Jump on someoneís head to stun them for a split-second. That wonít seem 
much, but theyíll have space for others to beat the crap outta them.

Also Try:
Bumper Balls. Youíre on a ball and you have to bump into other people 
basically. You need to knock them off the little island before time runs out 
or you get knocked off! Itís quite a fun little mini-game.

What Haunter Thinks:
Nowhere as near as good as Bumper Balls, but close to similarities. Give it 
a try or two. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
If I avoid everyone else.
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Pipe Cleaners
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

The controls are on the pipes, and you have to hit them when you see Baby 
Bowser in that pipe. Once you get used to it, youíll have a big chance if 
winning. Just make sure not to swing at everything if you donít get it.

Take the Challenge:
Can you whack EVERY single Baby Bowser that comes out from ANY pipe? You 
need good timing and quick reflexes!

What Haunter Thinks:
The game was cake for me. I got all 30 points on this one a lot. Aside for 
the easiness (the set difficulty in MP3 for this game wasnít in the easy 
set... WHY?!) itís just another whack-a-mole game. Bye. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yeppers. Hell yeppers. This game is soooo easy.
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Snowball Summit
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

Build snowballs by pushing B repeatedly against the snow. Throw snowballs at 
your opponents or move them against opponents. Best thing about them is that 
you can use them to defend yourself from other snowballs Ė a good strategy 
if youíre being ganged up. When thereís one person left on the screen 
besides you, and they donít have a snowball, immediately build one and make 
it extremely huge, then press A to throw it at them. Theyíll surely fall off 
and youíll win.

Cheat Tips:
Make a huge snowball as quick as you can and stand on the bottom edge. The 
others will kill each other with snowball while you stand with your snowball 
doing nothing. If they try to fire a snowball at you, it wonít hurt you 
since itíll just break your regular snowball. If there is one person left 
and you still your huge snowball, lob it at him/her.

Take the Challenge:
How big can your snowball get? Try to build a huge snowball, and then throw 
it so it knocks every other opponent off the mountain!

What Haunter Thinks:
Fun! FUN! FUN!!! A.

Can Haunter Beat You?
If you let me build a big snowball, yes.
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Parasol Plummet
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

You earn coins no matter what, but earning the most coins is hard. Let out 
your parasol when the Hammer Bros. are dropping down coins, but put it away 
once you see hammers. Try to be the guy at the top of all the other players 
since you can get more bags and coins. This could be tough, as your 
opponents can push you away and the hammer can beat you up.

What Haunter Thinks:
Itís a coin-collecting mini-game, so donít expect so much from it. The whole 
idea was kind of stupid because sometimes you couldnít even see yourself... 
C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Does not apply to this game since itís a coin game.
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BATTLE MINI-GAMES
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Locked Out
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

I love this game. Itís just so many fun. The objective is to get a key that 
matches the color of the door and use it to open the door. There are three 
doors and four characters, so one of them will die. It will continue until 
there are 2 characters left, and one of them will win. You can punch someone 
to have them drop their key, but that rarely works =(.

Also Try:
Key-Pa-Way from Mario Party 1. The objective is to work together as a team. 
One player has the key and he needs to get it to the end of the stage, while 
avoiding Spiky Koopas. The other three players need to keep the Koopas away 
from the player with the key. The Key player can also throw the key to 
someone else. If a Koopa gets the key, you lose.

What Haunter Thinks:
Lots of fun when youíre partying with humans. Youíll love this one. A-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
I guess so. Iím good at this game, but the key keeps falling out of my hands 
when I get punched, then I lose.
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Slap Down
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

A big flower picture is in the middle and many blocks are around it. 
Throughout the game the blocks will reveal themselves. One of the blocks 
matches the flower in the middle. When you see this one immediately press A 
to slap down the flower. Whoever slaps first wins first prize. You need 
quick reflexes here. A good trick would be to slap down when a random 
picture pops up that is NOT the right one to trick everyone else. This could 
make them think itís the right picture and slap too. It even works on the 
computer! Although I donít recommend doing this, you could have much fun 
seeing your opponent be so stupid.

Cheat Tips:
Roughly touch the A Button (donít push it!) when a picture appears which is 
NOT the right picture. Since you roughly touched it and you can hear the 
sound, others will think itís the one and push.

More Cheat Tips:
Pause immediately when a picture of a flower appears or when you know one 
will appear. Youíll take a good look at the picture and if itís the right 
one, resume and PUSH!

What Haunter Thinks:
There needed to be more to this game... itís very simple. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
With my cheat tips, yes!
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Storm Chasers
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

You need to chase down the storm cloud with your flower pot to make the 
Piranha Plant grow. When it grows it flashes. Donít go in your opponentsí 
way, because chances are the cloud will escape, and youíll still be stuck 
within your opponents. Whoeverís Plant grows the largest wins. DO NOT TOUCH 
THE MONTY MOLES. I REPEAT, DO NOT TOUCH THE MONTY MOLES. They will trip you, 
and you will lose all your water. ALL your water.

Mega:
I read you FAQS and reviews, good work. Anywho, this is about the Storm 
Chasers game in MP3. You do know that when the plant flashes, thatís when 
the plant is watered, right? The plants grow at the end of the game. I 
suggest just running around and following the cloud AS HUMANLY CLOSE AS 
POSSIBLE. Don't be afriad to rush into the crowd under da cloud to get 
watered. I play this alot and win... if you put this in ya FAQ, refer to me 
as Mega.

My Reply:
Yeah, but those other players can pus me into a Monty Mole. Still, good 
thinking.

What Haunter Thinks:
AHHH!!! IíVE BEEN UNDER THE CLOUD FOREVER! MY PLANT DOESNíT GROW! *throws 
controller against the wall for losing 50 coins*. D+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Stacked Deck
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

This game is based purely on luck, 100% luck, no skill needed (unless you 
count Ground Pound as a skill =p). Ground Pound a random card. If itís a 
Toad, you go to the end of the line and continue the game. If itís a Baby 
Bowser, you die. If itís a Boo, the order of the line gets scrambled, but 
you donít die. You never know which card is which, so itís all luck. Kind of 
like Russian Roulette.

Also Try:
Bowserís Big Blast from MP2. There are 5 switches and if you hit the wrong 
one you lose. Players alternate and take turns. Like this one, itís all 
based on luck.

What Haunter Thinks:
Not as bad as Merry Go Chomp... the Boo cards saved the game by putting more 
variety in it. Still, itís a damn luck game. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
This is luck, so I donít know.
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Merry Go Chomp
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 3/10

Just like above. This game is all luck. Step on a colored part of the 
spinning column. Whichever one ends up near the chomp, the chomp eats the 
character on that part of the column, and it continues. All luck.

What Haunter Thinks:
Letís play Russian Roulette. Ready to die? D-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Luck, so I donít know.
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Eye Sore
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

Run around Mr. I 15 times to make him disappear. Touching him will hurt you 
and stun you, so donít do that. As you run, Podoboos will fall out. You will 
see their shadow, so youíll know where they will fall. If you touch them 
youíll be stunned. Try to go around them if they are in your way, donít just 
wait for them to get out of your way. Or you can jump... Itís not that hard, 
I donít understand why the computer sucks at this game...

Take the Challenge:
Want a challenge? Set the computer on Hard, then start the game. Give all 
the computers a head start Ė have them run around Mr. I four times, then 
start running. Can you still beat them?

What to Do?!
Notice how the What to Do!?! Music is played during the best mini-games (in 
my opinion)? Itís played in various good mini-games such as Locked Out, All 
Fired Up, Ice Rink Risk, and Treadmill Grill. You can listen to it in 
Peachís Castle, in the sound room.

What Haunter Thinks:
Lot of strategy involved. It may seem simple at first, but running around 
the eye later on avoiding multiple Podoboos will get to be a true challenge 
later on. Fun. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe so.
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All Fired Up
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

The podoboos are all over the place and you have to escape from them. They 
will make circles, jump ropes, crosses, and other things around the circled 
arena to try to stop you. Jump over the circles and try not to go near an 
opponent, because they might bump you into the flame.

Also Try:
Hot Rope Jump from MP1 and MP2. Itís pretty self-explanatory Ė you need to 
jump rope. Itís made out of podoboos, and it gets faster and slower as time 
passes.

Tip:
Never, EVER, stay in the middle. Itís the uniting point of the Podoboos, and 
they get there fast! So try to refrain from even going near the middle.

What Haunter Thinks:
Itís fun, but extremely difficult. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Three Door Monty
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Toad, Boo, and Koopa will enter and/or exit different doorways. Once all of 
them enter a certain doorway, a picture of one of the characters will appear 
in the middle of the screen. You have to answer which doorway this character 
entered last. The first one to answer gets first place, so be quick.

What Haunter Thinks:
A BATTLE guessing game? Itís simple and dumb, and the AI buzzes in extremely 
fast. D.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Crowd Cover
Difficulty: 2/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

A big picture of a character is drawn on the middle of the board and three 
pictures are on the bottom. Your job is to guess which picture matches the 
one on the bottom. However, many characters walk around the picture, 
blocking the expressions/movements of the characters. Once you see what you 
need to see, youíll know. Itís an easy game...

Itís so Easy itís Fun:
Thatís why I gave it a 6 on the Fun Factor...

Also Try:
Roll Call from MP2. The objective is to count up the number of 
Toads/Boos/Bobombs that appear in front of you. There are a lot of them, and 
some will even disappear, so it wonít be that easy.

What Haunter Thinks:
Some of the pictures, like the Boo one, are extremely hard to get the right 
answer. Other than that, itís very easy. B-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes.
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Vine With Me
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 9/10

All you have to do is swing vine to vine. To make it easy, grab the next 
vine just as you got on the last vine, it should work. If you fall, youíll 
be stunned. This can become annoying, but time your jumps as the vine is 
closer to you.

What Haunter Thinks:
It may seem overwhelming the first time you play it, but I loved the game. 
A.

Can Haunter Beat You?
At this game, OF COURSE!!!
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Popgun Pick-off
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Shoot Bowser and DO NOT shoot Toad. You will need to hold the control stick 
left (HOLD, not press) to shoot the left window, and same with others. Itís 
always put in the center. Each time you shoot Baby Bowser you get one point, 
and you can score lots of shots in one round. Shooting Toad will cause you 
to lose 10 points. A good strategy is to pause when Baby Bowser and Toad 
come out, and get used to where they are, then resume and fire away.

Cheat Tips:
Pause a split-second before Toads and Baby Bowsers appear. Youíll see where 
they are and you wonít have a chance of hitting a Toad, and more of a chance 
of hitting Baby Bowser.

What Haunter Thinks:
No comment. Try it, though. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes.
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Tick Tock Hop
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

Jump over the minute hand as it circles the clock. This may seem easy, but 
later the hour hand you start moving on starts doing nasty thing like 
spinning the other way the minute hand is spinning, or slowing down the 
minute hand while making itself quicker. Whoever touches the minute hand 
loses, and itís not easy to win here.

Cheat Tips:
Yell ďJUMP!Ē a little too soon...

Also Try:
Hot Rope Jump from MP1 and MP2. You can find more about this game under the 
ĎAll Fired Upí mini-game description.

What Haunter Thinks:
I loved this game. You will too. Keep playing it and try to get a lot of 
jumps! (on the top right corner it tells you how much jumps you have. My 
grand total was 45). A-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes!
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End of the Line
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Make it to the end of the tracks without falling. When you fall down by 
taking the wrong path, you start over. Memorize the wrong and right paths 
and you should be fine. There are three sections with two passages each. 
Itís always random.

Cheat Tips:
Look at the opponentís screen and see where they are going. If they go the 
right way and you go the wrong way, you can copy the opponent... Also, you 
can yell out ďLEFT!Ē to make your opponent think it really is left, but end 
up going the wrong way.

What Haunter Thinks:
Luck... *sigh* C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
I have good memory, but this game is also luck, so I donít know.
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Motor Rooter
Difficulty: 8/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Make it to the end of the tunnel. To speed up, use the speed arrows. Bad 
controls here, especially when youíre at the top. Avoid the watts, and rely 
on the speed arrows. The maps in the middle show where the watts are and how 
far you are and your opponent. But donít look at the map too much, youíll 
lose track of the race.

What Haunter Thinks:
Nice, but the control ruins it all. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
More no than yes.
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Bowser Toss
Difficulty: 8/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Throw Bowser farther than your partner does. Repeatedly tap A to spin him 
faster, and adjust your angle forward a little bit and higher, but not TOO 
high, otherwise he wonít fly far enough.

Whatís your Record?
Whatís you record on this game? Not the computerís record, just yours! I got 
57.27 once...

What Haunter Thinks:
Too hard. Plus, the AI cheats by getting the Bowser doll spinning extremely 
fast after 5 or 6 seconds into the game. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Hell no.
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Silly Screws
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

To get to the end you need to jump over screws. Press A to make the screw go 
away from the wall, and B to go next to the wall. Once the screw is near the 
next one, youíll see an arrow. Make sure you stop repeatedly pressing either 
A or B before you get to the arrow, otherwise youíll go past the screw.

What Haunter Thinks:
Blah. Way too simple. Nintendo mustíve ran out of ideas... C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
80% yes. 20% no.
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Baby Bowser Bonkers
Difficulty: 3/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

Jump on as many Baby Bowsers as you can, kind of like Whack a Mole without 
the hammer. Actually you donít need to necessary ďjumpĒ as when you touch 
them you automatically kill them. Stomp on as many as you can. Many will 
appear at the end, so youíll have advantages.

Also Try:
Whack-a-Plant from MP1. The objective is to... well... you can figure it 
out.

What Haunter Thinks:
Another boring and simple game. Do people actually play these games? D.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Fowl Play
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Chase the chicken around the farm and grab it with the B Button. If you lose 
track of it, find the footprints and follow them. The chicken is fast. To 
make matters worse, the split-screen can really piss you off. Itís best to 
corner the chicken or chase it away from your partner, and then catch it. 
Jump over the fence if you need to.

What Haunter Thinks:
The side split screen ruins the game. It wouldíve been fun. I wouldíve 
preferred a top-view for this game, though. B-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Probably not.
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Hide and Sneak
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

When youíre the player that is looking for the others, donít be fooled to 
where the others go to. It will seem weird, but if (example) Waluigiís last 
run was to the rock, he may actually be hiding behind the log. Try to 
predict where characters will hide. When youíre one of the ones that needs 
to hide, use teamwork and donít hide all in the same place, but donít take 
all separate places either, because it will be easier for the finder to 
track you down.

Cheat Tips:
Mind boggle the opponent and tell him where you REALLY are. He wonít trust 
you, of course, and choose something else.

More Cheat Tips:
If youíre the lone player, furtively look at your human opponentís 
controller to see where they move the control pad. Then youíll know where 
they will be hiding!

Also Try:
Look Away from MP2. There are 3 player faces and 1 big player face. Once 
time reaches 0, the 3 players need to turn a certain direction. If the big 
player face turns the same direction as the others, the others will lose a 
point. The small players have 2 points, and there are 5 rounds.

Advantage:
Neutral.

What Haunter Thinks:
Luck, but good kind of luck. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Luck, so I donít know.
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Boulder Balls
Difficulty: 8/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Itís practically impossible to win when youíre the one throwing boulders, 
because the computer will cheat and somehow avoid the boulder, then get to 
the top. But try to aim for the player that is closest to the top. If youíre 
a runner, donít always be in the same path and spread out from the others.

Advantage:
Three players have a strong advantage over the loner.

What Haunter Thinks:
Okay. Iíll be the one player that throws boulders. Wow! This is fun! What? 
How did he get up here so fast? HUH? HUUH? Oh, maybe the AI cheated! C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes if Iím one of the three players. No if Iím the loner.
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Tidal Toss
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Combo up different techniques if youíre the wave-making player. For example, 
jump many times, then do a ground pound. You can trick the computer into 
thinking youíre doing a pattern, and then breaking the pattern with a few 
ground pounds to knock them away. If youíre one of the three, try to jump 
over the smaller waves and save a jump for the big one. Donít stay near the 
edge or the tide will throw you off.

Cheat Tips:
If youíre one of three, listen up: When you get hit and youíre near the 
edge, youíll be flashing invulnerable for about a second. This gives you 
time to go back to the inner part. With this, itís almost impossible to 
lose. Also, you can purposely get hit by a small wave thatíll be followed by 
a big one, so you can avoid the big oneís power.

Advantage:
One player has a strong advantage over the others.

What Haunter Thinks:
Way too easy when youíre the one player. Way too easy when youíre one of the 
three. Way too hard for the computer both ways, though. B.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes both ways.
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Hand, Line, and Sinker
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

If youíre the fisherman, wait for the fishes to get in a certain position 
where itís perfect to catch them, then cast your hook. Or wait for them to 
bunch up. If youíre a fish, avoid staying close to the others otherwise you 
will be caught.

Also Try:
Also try... uhm... fishing.

Advantage:
Neutral.

What Haunter Thinks:
The control sucks big time. Ruins the whole game, too. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Dunno...
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Ridiculous Relay
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

If youíre the lone player, speed up and never let go of the control stick. 
You will get hit, and thereís no avoiding it. Avoid all goombas and keep 
below the bullet bills. If youíre one of the three, make sure you know how 
to pilot your vehicle and do it fast. Thereís a bigger chance the top player 
will win then the bottom ones. The Spider Tank controls are always the same: 
Up+A, Down+A, Up+B, Down+B, so you can keep pressing them without even 
looking at the screen.

Also Try:
Filet Relay from MP2. There is one player and 3 others. The three others 
need to make it to the end by alternating turns and repeatedly pressing A. 
The lone one is all by himself. Itís boring mini-game though.

Advantage:
Lone player has a slight advantage over the others.

What Haunter Thinks:
No comment. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No, I suck at this game.
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River Raiders
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

If youíre the lone player, avoid all the coins unless theyíre scrunched up, 
and go for the money bags making sure they donít get to the other players 
behind you. If youíre one of the three, take a side unless youíre the middle 
player. If youíre the middle player, youíre screwed. The others should take 
the left/right sides, but be aware of the logs. No matter what, you donít 
lose anything here, you will get coins.

Advantage:
Neutral.

What Haunter Thinks:
Itís a coin collecting mini-game, so I canít give it such a good score. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Doesnít apply to this game since itís coin collecting.
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Spotlight Swim
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 8/10

If youíre the lone player, dive under the water when the searchlights appear 
to be ganging up on you. You will know where you are when you dive when it 
shows the bubbles. Swim underwater away from the searchlights and it will be 
easier to evade. Keep in mind that when a searchlight spots you, a ! will 
appear, and youíll have about a split-second to dive or you will lose. If 
youíre one of the three players, follow the swimmer and his bubbles. Try to 
predict where he will rise and keep the searchlight there. Actually, all 
three searchlights need to be on the swimmer for him/her to get caught.

Cheat Tips:
Not really cheat tips, but oh well... if one of your opponents is on your 
side as one of the three, and you want him to lose, you can keep your 
searchlight away from the swimmer at all times. Since all three searchlights 
need to spot the swimmer, this could be a good thing if your opponent has 10 
Ė 19 coins and is right near the star.

Also Try:
Lights Out from MP2. Three players enter a dark room with only a light bulb 
in their hand while the other player Ė who canít see himself Ė has the 
hammer. The objective for the hammer guy is to smash all three players, and 
the other players need to survive for 30 seconds. Fun, huh?

More Cheat Tips:
If youíre the lone player, never be afraid of one or two searchlights. All 
three need to catch you in order for you to lose, so donít be scared.

Advantage:
Neutral.

What Haunter Thinks:
This game is godly! A-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes both ways.
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Thwomp Pull
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

If youíre the lone player, you have a higher chance of winning. Just press 
the button that shows up, then the next, and the next, and so on... The 
three players are assigned a button, so when their button pops up theyíll 
push it.

Also Try:
Desert Dash from MP1. There are 2 teams (itís a 2v2 mini-game), and each 
team needs to press the button shown to move forward. If you screw up, you 
get stunned. The first team to the finish line wins!

Advantage:
Lone player has a slight advantage over the others.

What Haunter Thinks:
BORING..... D+.

Can Haunter Beat You:
Yes if Iím the loner.
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Coconut Conk
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

If youíre the lone player, roll away from the coconuts but make sure you 
donít get trapped in the corner. If youíre one of the three, donít bunch up 
and take different palm trees, then gang up.

Cheat Tips:
The three players: Make up different patterns in throwing down coconuts. 
Have one person take the left side, one take the right, and one take the 
center. Since there are 6 palm trees, each person can take two. Youíll have 
a higher chance of hitting the roller and you wonít be hitting each other.

Advantage:
Lone player has a slight advantage over the others.

What Haunter Thinks:
Too much jumping on each other. Too vulnerable. You might want to try a 
couple of times, though. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Crazy Cogs
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

If youíre the lone player, trick the other by moving the cog one way, then 
immediately the other way. Try to get them in the position where you know 
theyíll be hit by bullet bills. If youíre one of the three players, stay as 
far away from the bullet bills. Youíll knew when theyíre coming when you see 
their shadow. Donít be fooled by the player controlling the cog!

Also Try:
Shock, Drop, or Roll from MP2. Three players are on a roller and one player 
controls it. He can make it move left or right, and he needs to knock all 
three off the roller. The three need to survive for 30 seconds in order to 
win.

Advantage:
Lone player has a strong advantage over the others.

What Haunter Thinks:
What I think about this game? Oh, uhm... well... no comment. B-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes if Iím the loner.
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Log Jam
Difficulty: 2/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

This game is so easy itís fun. If youíre the log placer, just push the 
button it says on the log. Same with the cutter, except itís easier for him. 
You shouldnít screw up unless you do it on purpose.

Also Try:
Looney Lumberjacks from MP2. Basically, you cut wood. Thatís all.

What Haunter Thinks:
Too easy. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes.
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Cosmic Coaster
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

Avoid the walls as you race through the coaster. You have a chance of 
hitting many walls, and your partner may screw you up. When you reach the 
point with passage in the middle, itís best to pause and think of what to 
do. Hitting a wall will slow you down, and the game is definitely not easy.

Also Try:
Handcar Havoc from MP1 and MP2. You need to press A repeatedly to head on 
forward. In MP1 however, you needed to be good at precise turning, otherwise 
youíd fall down.

What Haunter Thinks:
This game is WAY too underrated. I liked it =). The layout was great, but 
the course was too short. B.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Picking Panic
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 6/10

If youíre a picker, pick up the fruit and throw it to your partner at the 
right time. Note this with the three fruits, because they are worth the 
most. Itís hard to grab, especially if your partner messes everything up by 
throwing at the wrong time. Like the duel game Vine with Me, you need time 
your fruit throw when you get to the part where your partner is closest to 
you.

What Haunter Thinks:
Your partner can be an ass and throw fruits to you the wrong way. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Eatsa Pizza
Difficulty: 2/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

This game is very easy. Repeatedly push A to dig your way through the pizza. 
Eat the pepperoni and the good stuff first, then finish up all the crumbs. 
You shouldnít have so much trouble with this one, mainly because of itís 
easiness.

Also Try:
Buried Treasure from MP1. You press A repeatedly to dig through the ground 
and find the buried treasure. Arrows point the way to it. Itís a 4 player 
mini-game.

What Haunter Thinks:
I liked watching myself eat pizza. Made me hungry. Anyways, itís far too 
easy and the AI sucks at it. B-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Yes.
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Etch N Catch
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Trap the Toad face with a circle made by your magic marker to get a Toad. 
The Toad can be annoying since he moves around so much. Make sure youíre 
going the opposite direction as your partner to prevent colliding and less 
chance of getting a point. Teamwork is required, so donít cuss or beat up 
your partner out of game if you mess the mini-game up.

What Haunter Thinks:
So if you need to free Toad, why canít he just sit his damn ass in one place 
while you draw a circle around him? Too frustrating. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Puddle Paddle
Difficulty: 4/10
Fun Factor: 4/10

This mini-game is very, very simple. All you have to do is repeatedly press 
A and steer using the awkward controls to grabs the coins and money bags the 
Hammer Bros. throws. Go for the money bags and avoid the hammers.

What Haunter Thinks:
Bad control. Bad aim. Average game. C.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Coin game, so no appliance.
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Baby Bowser Broadside
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 7/10

Once again, teamwork is required. Shoot Baby Bowser once you start moving. 
Itíll be hard to aim once youíre moving, but if youíre precise you can get a 
shot along with your partner.

What Haunter Thinks:
Pretty good. Try it when you feel like it. One of the better 2v2 mini-games 
in Mario Party 3. B+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Slot Synch
Difficulty: 5/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

If youíre playing with the computer as your partner, itíll be easy for you, 
since the CPU tends to get the same block you get all the time. Aim for Toad 
and hit the block. Toad gives the most points, while Bowser subtracts one 
point. You need good reflexes so if your partner hits first, do your best to 
time it right and get the same picture.

Also Try:
Toad in a Box from MP2. The objective is to hit the toad box as the box 
spins around. You need to hit Toad five times in the box, but it starts 
spinning faster once you hit him a couple of times. It is a 4-player 
mini-game.

What Haunter Thinks:
If the computer is your partner, youíre gonna have an easy time beating this 
game as long as you donít get Baby Bowser. Youíll see why. C-.

Can Haunter Beat You?
No.
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Hyper Hydrants
Difficulty: 6/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

If you press A, youíll spray around the sidelines. Donít press A though, it 
wastes precious time and never really works. Aim for the small podoboos 
first, then go for the big ones. But first, always aim for the podoboos that 
are bunched up together.

What Haunter Thinks:
No comment. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
Maybe.
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Pump, Pump, and Away
Difficulty: 7/10
Fun Factor: 5/10

Continuously press A and Z to pump up the rocket. Donít press them too fast 
though. Watch as your character gets the pump all the way to the bottom, 
then press Z. Do it faster than a second, but slower than you would normally 
tap A and Z/B in these types of games. Get a record if your rocket goes up 
high!

Also Try:
Balloon Burst from MP1 and MP2. You alternate by pressing A and Z (or B). 
Whosever balloon is bigger wins. In MP2 it was a 2v2 mini-game, while in MP1 
it was a 4-player mini-game.

What Haunter Thinks:
No comment either. C+.

Can Haunter Beat You?
More yes than no.
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ITEM MINI-GAMES
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Swing N Swipe

This mini-game is easy. All you have to is hammer a Baby Bowser. No matter 
what you still get an item.
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Dorrie Dip

Ground pound Dorrie as soon as she passes Baby Bowser. She doesnít 
immediately grab the item, so make sure Baby Bowser isnít near.
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Swinging With Sharks

Time your jump by making the swing go high. If you do it right, youíll land 
on a barrel and get the item drawn on there. Otherwise youíll land in the 
water and get nothing.
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Hey Batter Batter!

Baby Bowser will throw the baseball at you when the countdown reaches 0. Hit 
it at the right time and it will go to an item. If you hit it too late, it 
will fly up in the air and you get nothing.
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Winnerís Wheel

Press A once the light is on the item you want, and it should come to the 
item you want. Just donít do it near Baby Bowserís icon.
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Bobbing Bow-loons

You need to fire an arrow and pop the balloon with the item you want. Make 
sure the balloons arenít in the middle when you fire, and a little off to 
the top or bottom.
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GAME GUY MINI-GAMES
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When you land on a Game Guy space, Game Guy will come out. If you have more 
than 0 coins, you will lose them all and play a mini-game that Game Guy 
made. They are below. If you win, your coins are doubled. If you lose, you 
lose all your coins. Itís very risky, since Game Guyís games are all based 
on luck. I wouldnít land on the Game Guy spaces if I were you (unless you 
had to). You will need to get 1000 coins by gambling in Game Guyís room to 
earn Marioís Puzzle Party Pro.

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Game Guyís Sweet Surprise

Predict which Chomp will eat the cake faster. Most of the time itís the 
Large Chomp. If you look in the top right corner, and it says x2 Large 
Chomp, and times a big number for Small Chomp, the Large Chomp will always 
win, unless the Small Chomp number is usually less than 10, it will have a 
very, very small chance.
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Lucky Seven

This game is played like Blackjack, except you go up to seven and you have 
turn only once, twice if you want to roll again. The objective is to be on a 
higher number than Game Guyís. If you roll a 5 or above, itís best to stay 
and not roll again. Game Guy doesnít roll his numbers TOO big, but he can 
roll twice also...
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Magic Boxes

Luck again. Predict which box Toad will be in. There are two boxes, and if 
you guess the wrong box, Baby Bowser will come out of there and youíll lose 
all your coins. Itís always random and thereís no specific box Toad is 
always in. If you do win, you get the chance to double your coins again, or 
lose them all. Then you can do it one more time. Itís better to just double 
them once and get outta there.
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Game Guyís Roulette

Predict where the shell will stop. Place your bet on one part of the circle. 
If the shell stops at that part, you get the amount of coins as it tells you 
to:

(Thanks to VGMaster96!)
Koopa X 2
Bob-omb X 4
Goomba X 8
Boo X 16
Toad X 32
Shy Guy X 64

The Shy Guy has a very small part of the circle, so itís extremely rare to 
have the shell land on him. My strategy for this game is to place 10 coins 
all the time on Toad. You wonít lose so much if you do lose, but youíll win 
320 coins if you win.
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??? MINI-GAMES:
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Stardust Battle

You need to kill the ďfakeĒ Millennium Star here in order to actually win 
Story Mode. First, the star will make 5-6 stars fall on you. When they turn 
blue, immediately grab one before it fades away. When the Millennium Star 
touches the ground, throw it at him, otherwise jump and throw at him. 
Touching the Millennium Star stuns you. After you throw 2 stars at him, he 
will change the course and fill it up with ďwaterĒ. This doesnít do much but 
make you slower. It also wonít let you jump as high. The Millennium Star 
will now throw 8-9 stars at you. Run in a circle on the outer parts of the 
area until the last star has been throw and turns blue. Grab it and wait for 
the Millennium Star to go lower, then throw it at him. Repeat the process 
once more and the Millennium Star will change the area into ice. Itís 
slippery, do stopping and trying to run back wonít be as easy. The best 
thing to do is to hug the outer wall and run around until the Millennium 
Star throws about 10-12 stars at you. Pick the last one up, as always, and 
jump-throw it at him. Do this twice and youíll win the battle.
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Dizzy Dinghies

Choose a dinghy and a track. There are three dinghies and three tracks. The 
No-Slip dinghy was my favorite though. If you know how to play Water Whirled 
fairly well, then you shouldnít have much trouble with this game. Try to get 
a good record. The courses arenít that hard, either.
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Marioís Puzzle Party Pro

Just like the other MPP, but youíre by yourself on this one, and you have 3 
minutes to score. This is best used for practice on the real game, since the 
CPU cheats on that one. Can you score 1000 points on this one?

Better than MPP:
Pro is better than the regular MPP because you wonít get so much garbage 
blocks falling down on you. Realize that, and then think...
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MY BEST/WORST MINI-GAMES
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MY TOP 5 BEST 4 PLAYER MINI-GAMES:
1.	Ice Rink Risk
2.	Aces High
3.	Marioís Puzzle Party
4.	Treadmill Grill
5.	Picture Imperfect
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MY TOP 3 WORST 4 PLAYER MINI-GAMES:
1.	Curtain Call
2.	-
3.	Ė
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MY TOP 3 BEST BATTLE MINI-GAMES:
1.	Locked Out
2.	All Fired Up
3.	Eye Sore
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MY TOP 3 WORST BATTLE MINI-GAMES:
1.	Merry Go Chomp
2.	Stacked Deck
3.	Storm Chasers
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MY TOP 3 BEST DUEL MINI-GAMES:
1.	Tick Tock Hop
2.	Vine with Me
3.	Crowd Cover
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MY TOP 3 WORST DUEL MINI-GAMES:
1.	Baby Bowser Bonkers
2.	-
3.	Bowser Toss
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MY TOP 3 BEST 1V3 MINI-GAMES:
1.	Spotlight Swim
2.	Tidal Toss
3.	Coconut Conk
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MY TOP 3 WORST 1V3 MINI-GAMES:
1.	-
2.	Ė
3.	-
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MY TOP 3 BEST 2V2 MINI-GAMES:
1.	Baby Bowser Broadside
2.	Cosmic Coaster
3.	Eatsa Pizza
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MY TOP 3 WORST 2V2 MINI-GAMES:
1.	Ė
2.	Ė
3.	Picking Panic
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MY TOP 3 FAVORITE MINI-GAMES:
1.	Treadmill Grill
2.	Locked Out
3.	Picture Imperfect
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MY TOP 3 MOST HATED MINI-GAMES:
1.	Game Guyís Magic Boxes
2.	Game Guyís Lucky Seven
3.	Game Guyís Sweet Surprise
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FUN SECTION
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Tired of playing the same games over and over? Well, try this!

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MINI-GAME ISLAND, MOCK 2:

In Mario Party 1, there was a mini-game island where you played all the 
mini-games in order to try to become the Superstar. In Mario Party 2 there 
was a mini-game coaster. Thereís nothing like that in Mario Party 3, so why 
not make something like that. FOR THE THREE PLAYER MINI-GAMES, YOU ARE 
ALWAYS THE LONE PLAYER UNLESS THE COMPUTERíS DIFFICULTY IS SET ON EASY. For 
the Item Mini-Games, you just need to get the item. For the others you just 
need to win. The difficulty is just the simply difficulty of the game. Play 
these games in order. If you lose, youíll need to try again:

World 1 Ė Grass World (Iím making this up)
1.	Log Jam
2.	Swinging with Sharks
3.	Vine with Me
4.	Hide and Sneak
5.	Picking Panic

World 2 Ė Mushroom Plains
1.	Coconut Conk
2.	Treadmill Grill
3.	Hand, Line, and Sinker
4.	Fowl Play
5.	Slap Down
6.	Slot Synch

World 3 Ė Desert/Canyon World
1.	Storm Chasers
2.	Puddle Paddle (get more coins than opposing team)
3.	End of the Line
4.	Boulder Balls
5.	Picture Imperfect

World 4 Ė Cave World
1.	Baby Bowser Bonkers
2.	Dorrie Dip
3.	Baby Bowser Broadside
4.	Toadstool Titan
5.	Motor Rooter

World 5 Ė Highlands
1.	Chip Shot Challenge
2.	M.P.I.Q
3.	Hey, Batter, Batter!
4.	River Raiders (get 20 or more coins)
5.	Tidal Toss

World 6 Ė Ocean World
1.	Rockiní Raceway
2.	Dizzy Dinghies (get 25 seconds or less on any course)
3.	Frigid Bridges
4.	Ridiculous Relay
5.	Water Whirled

World 7 Ė Night World
1.	The Beat Goes On
2.	Swing N Swipe
3.	Merry Go Chomp
4.	Popgun Pick-Off
5.	Silly Screws

World 8 Ė Booís Mansion
1.	Crazy Cogs
2.	Curtain Call
3.	Tick Tock Hop
4.	Stacked Deck
5.	All Fired Up

World 9 Ė Booís Mansion Part 2
1.	Eatsa Pizza
2.	Locked Out
3.	Eye Sore
4.	Etch N Catch
5.	Crowd Cover

World 10 Ė Ice Mountain/Bowser Castle Gate
1.	Thwomp Pull
2.	Ice Rink Risk
3.	Snowball Summit
4.	Three Door Monty
5.	Bowser Toss

World 11 Ė Bowserís Castle
1.	Hyper Hydrants
2.	Spotlight Swim
3.	Cheep Cheep Chase
4.	Winnerís Wheel
5.	Messy Memory (get ALL items right)

World 12 Ė Sky World
1.	Pump, Pump and Away!
2.	Awful Tower
3.	Aces High
4.	Parasol Plummet (get 30 or more coins)
5.	Bobbing Bow-loons
6.	Marioís Puzzle Party

World 13 Ė Space World
1.	Cosmic Coaster
2.	Bounce N Trounce
3.	Marioís Puzzle Party Pro (get 400 or more points)
4.	Stardust Battle

Not only is the above thing makes you do something that you probably 
wouldnít have thought of, but it also helps you master the mini-games!


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CREDITS:

Thanks to:

Wiseone444: As always.

ATadeo: Since Iím using his disclaimer.

VGMaster96: Sending in Game Guyís Roulette info.

Will Morris GuillIF@aol.com: For the advantage thingy idea for the 1v3 
mini-games.

Greg Miller: Alternate Rockiní Raceway strategy.

Mega: For Storm Chasers tip.

CJayC: Making GameFAQs and working so hard.

Me: Writing this.

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