Mario Party 2 Minigames – Tips, List, and Unlockables

Our Mario Party 2 minigames page features complete images of all minigames along with tips and strategies for every minigame and any unlockables.

Each of the 65 Mario Party 2 minigames are listed below. If you have tips for any of these Mario Party 2 minigames, whether it be a lesser known fact or a good strategy, feel free to share your idea in the submission form at the bottom of this page. For board tips, click here.

4-Player Minigames (50)

Lava Tile Isle
  • The Grindels don’t carry you when they move. If your opponents don’t know this, use it against them.  ~ SomeWildSeal
  • Grounded attacks are actually pretty powerful, if you find the timing, you can easily push most opponents (especially AIs) over the edge.  ~ Spongyoshi
Hot Lava Jump
  • At the start of the game, do high jumps when the rope touches the floor. When the rope speeds up around 20, start doing small jumps slightly later instead to keep up. ~ Spongyoshi
Shell Shocked
TOAD in the Box
  • For the first one, jump when you can start to see Toad’s face. For the second one, jump when Baby Bowser is rotating away. For the third one, jump when Baby Bowser is in front of the camera. For the fourth one, jump when you see the Piranha plant Rotating away. For the last one, try to jump at different intervals, if you mash the button, it’s likely you’ll get the same results!  ~ Spongyoshi
Mecha-Marathon
Roll Call
Abandon Ship
Platform Peril
Totem Pole Pound
Bumper Balls
Bombs Away
Tipsy Tourney
Honeycomb Havoc
Hexagon Heat
Skateboard Scamper
Slot Car Derby
  • Don’t accelerate or decelerate too suddenly. When you see your speed starts getting really high, ease off of the accelerator with moderate pace. When you start getting slow again, ease back onto the accelerator.  ~ Stalfos King
Shy Guy Says
  • There’s actually a timer representing how long you have to press a button, It’s Lakitu! Shy Guy holds up his flag for as long as Lakitu is on screen, this can help out a lot in situations where Shy Guy is holding up more than one flag.  ~ Gianluca_S
Sneak ‘n’ Snore
Dizzy Dancing
  • Move around your analog stick until your character moves towards the music note. That is where your you should be pointing it in.  ~ Slyshi
Tile Driver
  • Quickly press Z after pressing A , you will do a short jump ground pound and you will flip the panels faster.  ~ Duck
Deep Sea Salvage

2 vs. 2 Minigames (12)

Toad Bandstand
Bobsled Run
Handcar Havoc
Balloon Burst
Sky Pilots
Speed Hockey
Cake Factory
Magna Carta
Destruction Duet
  • Kicks are your strongest move! Press A, then just after, press B. ~ Spongyoshi
Looney Lumberjacks
Torpedo Targets
Dungeon Dash

1 vs. 3 Minigames (11)

Bowl Over
Crane Game
Move to the Music
  • If the solo player doesn’t enter any dance move, the team still HAS to input a move, any dance move, when the cursor moves over a music note.  ~ Spongyoshi
BOB-OMB Barrage
Look Away
Shock Drop and Roll
  • You should always be jumping as one of the three people on the barrel. Try and keep towards the middle of it.  ~ Slyshi
Lights Out
Filet Relay
  • After passing your fish for the first time in the team of three, your penguin will slide across the stage to the right and provide an extra obstacle for the single player; try to end your segment on the left side to make the most of this.  ~ piguy314159
Archer-ival
  • As the team, try to walk against the CPU-controlled players like Toad or Boo to prevent them from taking too much space and blocking you off!  ~ Spongyoshi
Quicksand Cache
  • Only four coin bags appear total.  ~ GuerraHard
Rainbow Run

Battle Minigames (8)

Grab Bag
Bumper Balloon Cars
Rakin’ ‘Em In
Day at the Races
  • Boo is the best pick and Whomp is the worst pick according my test of 60 races. The results in terms of getting first place:  ~ Spongyoshi
    • Boo – 26 times (13 second)
    • Thwomp – 16 times (22 second)
    • Bob-omb – 15 times (17 second)
    • Whomp – 3 times (8 second)
Face Lift
Crazy Cutters
HOT Bob-omb
BOWSER’S Big Blast

Item Minigames (6)

Roll out the Barrels
Give me a Brake!
  • Press A when the item you want is right at the cactus in the top left corner (cactus with the pink flower).  ~ SomeWildSeal
Hammer Slammer
Mallet-Go-Round
Coffin Congestion
BOWSER Slots

Special Minigames (1)

Driver’s Ed

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