Mario Party DS Minigames – Tips, List, and Unlockables
Our Mario Party DS minigames page features complete images of all minigames along with tips and strategies for every minigame and any unlockables.
Each of the 75 Mario Party DS minigames are listed below. If you have tips for any of these Mario Party DS 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.
All these minigames can also be played as duel minigames.
Dress for Success
Two rows of leaves contain a ladybug, two rows of leaves contain a bee and one row of leaves contains no bugs at all! ~ Spongyoshi
Call of the Goomba
Get the Lead Out
Cheep Cheep Chance
It doesn’t matter which rope you choose. Even using save states, you will always get the same result! ~ Jan828
Don’t stay in corners. If someone gets eliminated close to where you are, you’ll be stuck! ~ Spongyoshi
Twist and Route
Shy Guy will ask every player the same candies in the same order! If you see an opponent giving the same candy before you, you can peak at their speech bubble to know which candy is next! ~ Spongyoshi
All Geared Up
1 vs 3 Minigames (12)
Fast Food Frenzy
As the single player it can be useful to push two of the the jetons slowly and letting them bounce from the walls all the way to the players. The third jeton can then be used to snipe the other two for surprising attacks. This tactic also allows for more movement in the last seconds when more jetons fall from above. ~ CedrikPle
An easy way to win against CPUs is to push the three chips horizontally against each-others. This will force the players to jump over them and while it can take some players by surprise, it works wonders against the CPUs, especially those of higher level. ~ Spongyoshi
Flash and Dash
Rubber Ducky Rodeo
Nothing to Luge
2 vs 2 Minigames (13)
When there’s two bolts horizontally aligned, the CPU will always use Y to rotate them. ~ Spongyoshi
While it might seem easier to just scrub the screen as fast as possible, to get the fastest results, you have to scrub the entire screen horizontally at a tempered pace. ~ Gianluca_S
Duel Minigames (32)
All 32 duel minigames in Mario Party DS are simply two player variants of all the 4-Player minigames. The strategies and tips are basically the same.
Battle Minigames (5)
Chips and Dips
Boss Minigames (5)
Feed and Seed
Bowser’s Block Party
Puzzle Minigames (6)
Mario’s Puzzle Party
Stick and Spin
When the bubbles or the black/white balls appear, try to slow down your pace to make sure you are precisely placing the balls. ~ Anonymous
If any ball has a number, try to speedily clear it as fast as possible with an onslaught of balls. ~ Anonymous
When bubbles with the number 4 or higher appear in single player mode and you are close to finishing a series of 5 levels, it is often best to set them aside in a junk pile. ~ Anonymous
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