Mario Party Minigames – Tips, List, and Unlockables

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

The original Mario Party minigames are the first in the series and all fifty are listed below. If you have tips for any of these Mario Party 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)

Buried Treasure - Mario Party 1 Buried Treasure
  • Rocks take more mashes to dig through.  ~ Spongyoshi
Treasure Divers - Mario Party 1 Treasure Divers
  • The bigger a treasure chest is, the more coins it holds! Feel free to block someone at the middle level to stop them from getting some air or make them collide with an enemy… or just wait below them for them to screw up to steal their treasure chest!  ~ Spongyoshi
Hot Bob-omb - Mario Party 1 Hot Bob-omb
Crazy Cutters - Mario Party 1 Crazy Cutters
Face Lift - Mario Party 1 Face Lift
  • Most of Bowser’s face features are stretched all the way in at least one direction in the example. The mouth & nose are the only ones that are sometimes only stretched around half-way. ~ Spongyoshi
Balloon Burst
  • For near-optimal efficiency, tap the buttons in time with the music.  ~ piguy314159
Musical Mushroom - Mario Party 1 Musical Mushroom
  • You do not get any penalty for a false start so just angle your joystick in the direction of the treasure chest while you wait for the music to end to start running toward it instantly.  ~ Spongyoshi
Coin Block Blitz - Mario Party 1 Coin Block Blitz
  • While hard to get and maintain, try to stay stuck between a player and ? Block, you’ll hit the block at an incredible rate in this situation.  ~ Spongyoshi
Skateboard Scamper - Mario Party 1 Skateboard Scamper
  • You should only mash A as if your life depends on it when it’s at the final stretch, specifically when the camera changes.  ~ Slowcast
Box Mountain Mayhem - Mario Party 1 Box Mountain Mayhem
  • Try to stay close to the back of the screen as Whomp Blocks can contains a lot of coins and even coin bags!  ~ Spongyoshi
Platform Peril - Mario Party 1 Platform Peril
  • Don’t forget, the winner is the first player to LAND on the end platform, not to just reach it! So jump early or do a small jump on the last platform!  ~ Spongyoshi
Mushroom Mix-Up - Mario Party 1 Mushroom Mix-Up
  • Block the mushroom you’re standing on with your character. If opponents try to jump on you, try to bounce them out! Although the game goes quickly, you can survive with well-timed ground pounds even if you didn’t pick the right mushroom.  ~ Spongyoshi
Grab Bag - Mario Party 1 Grab Bag
  • Start mashing right away as you grab someone, likewise if you know you’ll get caught.  ~ Spongyoshi
Bumper Balls - Mario Party 1 Bumper Balls
Tipsy Tourney - Mario Party 1 Tipsy Tourney
  • Do the outer part first by running around the square not too quickly, then finish the middle off by precisely walking/jumping to guide the shell.  ~ Spongyoshi
Bombs Away - Mario Party 1 Bombs Away
  • Jump after every cannonball landing to be less affected by the change of gravity but watch out to not be bounced out by your opponents.  ~ Spongyoshi
Mario Bandstand - Mario Party 1 Mario Bandstand
  • To achieve the best results, you should press the button or move the joystick right on rhythm. That’s when the box hovers over the note at dead center.  ~ Slowcast
Shy Guy Says - Mario Party 1 Shy Guy Says
Cast Aways - Mario Party 1 Cast Aways
  • There are three levels of joystick tilting to which your character corresponds by winding up the fetching hand.  ~ Slowcast
  • Throw your line where its final position is in-between your target and it’s previous coin/bag/chest.  ~ Spongyoshi
Kay-pa-Way - Mario Party 1 Key-pa-Way
  • If you have the key, just ignore everyone and run straight forward to the finish by jumping over the lone Spike Koopa.  ~ Spongyoshi
Running of the Bulb - Mario Party 1 Running of the Bulb
  • Do not run into the Big Boo chasing after you. You will not get any coins, even if your team makes it to the end without you.  ~ Slowcast
  • If you hold the bulb, stay around the top right part of the screen.  ~ Spongyoshi
Hot-Romp Jump - Mario Party 1 Hot-Rope Jump
  • Do full jumps as the rope is about to reach you at the beginning, then when it goes full speed, start doing small jumps by just tapping the A button.  ~ Spongyoshi
Hammer Drop - Mario Party 1 Hammer Drop
  • Jumping is just asking for trouble in this minigame, stay grounded.  ~ Spongyoshi
Slot Car Derby 1 - Mario Party 1 Slot Car Derby 1
Slot Car Derby 2 - Mario Party 1 Slot Car Derby 2

1 vs. 3 Minigames (10)

Pipe Maze - Mario Party 1 Pipe Maze
Bash 'n' Cash - Mario Party 1 Bash ‘n’ Cash
  • Your best strategy is to bounce on your opponents’ heads. If you do good enough, you can even just keep bouncing until the end of the minigame! If you miss a bounce, move away first since you have a cooldown after every jump then bounce again! ~ Spongyoshi
  • As the Bowser player, don’t forget to get hit once on purpose or you’ll loose 15 coins!! ~ Spongyoshi
Bowl Over - Mario Party 1 Bowl Over
Coin Block Bash - Mario Party 1 Coin Block Bash
  • The best way to collect coins is to wait for the hammer player to break a block, as there is a lot of end-lag on their end.  ~ Gianluca_S
Tightrope Treachery - Mario Party 1 Tightrope Treachery
Crane Game - Mario Party 1 Crane Game
Piranha's Pursuit - Mario Party 1 Piranha’s Pursuit
  • You can grab unto the floating vines for a speed boost!  ~ Spongyoshi
Tug 'o' War - Mario Party 1 Tug o’ War
Paddle Battle - Mario Party 1 Paddle Battle
  • Take a breather each time the raft is stuck on the hurt animation or on a rock.  ~ Spongyoshi
Coin Shower Flower - Mario Party 1 Coin Shower Flower
  • Circle around the middle section of the flower to keep it balanced and make it easier to collect coins.  ~ Spongyoshi

2 vs. 2 Minigames (5)

Bobsled Run - Mario Party 1 Bobsled Run
Desert Dash - Mario Party 1 Desert Dash
  • Being squished doesn’t make much difference, just ignore the Thwomp and go as fast as possible!  ~ Spongyoshi
Bomsketball - Mario Party 1 Bombsketball
Handcar Havoc - Mario Party 1 Handcar Havoc
  • Break around the tight turns so you don’t fall off.  ~ SpiderStaryu
Deep Sea Divers - Mario Party 1 Deep Sea Divers
  • The deeper a treasure chest is, the more coins it contains!  ~ Spongyoshi

Single Player Minigames (13)

Memory Match - Mario Party 1 Memory Match
  • The fastest way to complete this minigame is to start from either bottom left or bottom right and hit each one in order, following a S-shaped path. Jump as you start going for the next picture to immediately ground-pound into it when your shadow enters it. If you get the second image, rush back to where the first one was then go back to where you were beforehand to keep the pattern going. ~ Spongyoshi
Slot Machine - Mario Party 1 Slot Machine
Shell Game - Mario Party 1 Shell Game
Ghost Guess - Mario Party 1 Ghost Guess
Pedal Power - Mario Party 1 Pedal Power
Whack-a-Plant - Mario Party 1 Whack-a-Plant
Ground Pound - Mario Party 1 Ground Pound
  • You can see the lighter color of the wood behind the butterflies on the spiked logs.  ~ Spongyoshi
Teetering Towers - Mario Party 1 Teetering Towers
Knock Block Tower - Mario Party 1 Knock Block Tower
Limbo Dance - Mario Party 1 Limbo Dance
Bumper Ball Maze 1 - Mario Party 1 Bumper Ball Maze 1
Bumper Ball Maze 2 - Mario Party 1 Bumper Ball Maze 2
Bumper Ball Maze 3- Mario Party 1 Bumper Ball Maze 3

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