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                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                        1. INTRODUCTION
                           1.1) MY REVIEW OF MARIO PARTY 2
                        2. LEGAL STUFF
                        3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY
                        4. THE STORY
                        5. THE PLAYERS
                        6. THE INFORMATION BOARD
                        7. THE GAME BOARDS
                        8. MINI-GAMES
                        9. ITEMS
                       10. TOP 3 WORST MINI-GAMES
                       11. TOP 3 BEST MINI-GAMES
                       12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
                       13. SECRETS 
                       14. CREDITS
                       15. CONTACT INFO



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1. INTRODUCTION

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Hi! Even though I have written several FAQS for PlayStation games, I have yet to 
do one for a N64 game. So, this will be my first one for the system, and I think 
one for Mario Party 2 would be a good choice. The best party game of last year 
just got better with this sequel. Mario Party 2 is an awesome game, with even 
more impressive mini-games. Although it's not as fun in the one-player category, 
it's insanely fun with three other friends. So, grab a six-pack (beer or soda, 
depending on your age :), order a few pizzas, grab three friends, and get ready 
for a party! A Mario Party!


GAME INFO:
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Name: Mario Party 2
Platform: Nintendo 64
Developer: Nintendo of America/Hudson Soft
Publisher: Nintendo of America/Japan
Players: 1-4
Supports: Rumble Pak
Genre: Multiplayer Mayhem (I dunno what ELSE to call it)
Price: $49.99


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************** 1.1) MY REVIEW OF MARIO PARTY 2 ***********
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Here's my review of Mario Party 2:
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When I first played the original Mario Party, I thought it was a good game, but 
it wasn't what I had fully expected. But now, after playing the super-sequel of 
Mario Party, Mario Party 2, I can now say that this is the BEST party game ever!

Now let's break Mario Party 2 into it's most important aspects.

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GRAPHICS - 8/10
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The graphics in Mario Party 2, while not the best I have seen, do the job very 
well, and are much better than the graphics in the original Mario Party. The 
visuals in Mario Party 2 have been improved over the first Mario Party 2, and it 
shows. The textures have been cleaned up a bit, and the characters are more 
reconizable than before. Even though there was a slight bit of slowdown during 
some of the Mini-Games in the original, there's absolutley NONE in Mario Party 
2. There are more 3-D graphics within the Mini-Games than the original too. In 
the first Mario Party, some of the Mini-Games had just sprites, with little 3-D 
graphics in them. Now, ALL of the Mini-Games in Mario Party 2 contain 3-D 
graphics. This makes the game that much more enjoyable, and makes the game 
easier on the eyes.

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STORY - 8/10
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Even though there's barely a story for Mario Party 2, it's probably the best one 
you'll get for a multiplayer game. The basic premise of Mario Party 2 is that 
all of the characters in the game (all from the Nintendo universe), are fighting 
over who to name the world they all built after. At first it was going to be 
called "Mario Land," but everyone started to fight. Now, they must compete on 
the game boards to earn the right to become the Super Star. Okay, so it's not 
the greatest story ever told, but it's good enough for me. :)

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SOUND - 7/10
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The sound quality in Mario Party 2 is really good for a Nintendo 64 game, since 
it's cartridge based, and the sound quality is usually bad for cartridge games. 
The music is pretty well done, although it sometimes gets on your nerves after 
playing for a while. The sound effects are also well done, and they add some 
variety to the game. All of the sound effects, though, are somewhat muffled, 
since it's a cartridge game. Oh well, nothing's perfect. And BTW, Toad's more 
annoying than ever. He'll get on your nerves. Fast.

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CONTROL - 9/10
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Although there's not much use for controls within the menus and game boards, the 
control's are awesome for the Mini-Games. Controlling your Bobsled or plane is 
easy, thanks to the intuitive control scheme. The control's are basic, and basic 
is good. Since Mario Party 2's controls are easy to use, winning Mini-Games are 
far easier than before, and allows players of all ages to play. Thank goodness 
that Nintendo removed those spinning-joystick Mini-Games, cause those sucked. :p

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GAMEPLAY - 10/10
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This is the most important aspect of a game, in my opinion, and is the best 
aspect of Mario Party 2. The gameplay of Mario Party 2 is the core of the game, 
and it's wonderful. This is the best party game ever, and it's all because of 
the solid gameplay. I thought that the original Mario Party was a pretty good 
playing game, despite having a few flaws, but Mario Party 2 is a lot better 
playing than the original. At the heart of the gameplay, are the Mini-Games. 
Another word that could describe the Mini-Games is variety. With over 60 Mini-
Games, Mario Party 2's Mini-Games have plenty of variety to keep the player's 
attention, and attract you to the game more than ever. Some of the Mini-Games 
are kinda fun, but most of them are EXTREMEMLY fun to play, and you'll want to 
play them over and over again. Another aspect of the gameplay are all of the 
extra modes that are included. Other than the regular Mini-Game boards, there is 
a place where you can purchase any Mini-Game you want to, and then play them at 
any time. There's also a place where you can visit a game board that only plays 
Mini-Games. These are great additions to an already geat game.

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REPLAYABILITY - 10/10
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Okay, if you have two or three friends, the replayablility of Mario Party 2 is a 
10. But if you are a lone gamer, the replayablility of Mario Party 2 is a 6 or a 
7. Why? Because this is a MULTIPLAYER game, which means it's great for a 
few people to play, but not very fun with only one person. Sure you can play 
with three other computer opponents, but it's just not the same as if you were 
playing along side three of your buddies. So, if you have plenty of friends, 
this is has almost unlimited replay-value. Just think about that if you are 
thinking of making a purchase of Mario Party 2.

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BUY/RENT - BUY!!!!
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You should definatley buy Mario Party 2 right this moment if you have some 
friends looking for some fun. If you don't have any friends, or don't have 
friends who like Nintendo, then give Mario Party 2 a rent. If you are still 
unsure about making a purchase, then head over to your nearest Blockbuster 
retailer, and rent Mario Party 2 tonight!

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BREAKDOWN
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GRAPHICS: 8/10
STORY: 8/10
SOUND: 7/10
CONTROL: 9/10
GAMEPLAY: 10/10
REPLAYABILITY: 10/10
BUY/RENT: BUY IT!!! 




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3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY

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Version 0.2 (01/28/00)
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* First version


Version 0.4 (01/29/00)
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* Fixed some of the format of this FAQ. I centered the maps of the game  
  boards, and the ASCII title.

* Added the game info part in the Introduction section that I STUPIDLY 
  forgot.

* Added some more Mini-Games + how much they cost when you buy them 
  from Woody.

* Added a list of Mini-Games

* Added new section: "SECRETS"

* Added "How to Get Bowser's Land" in Secrets Section

* Added "How to Get Mini-Game Rollercoaster" in Secrets Section


Version 0.5 (01/30/00)
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* Added some more Mini-Games that I've unlocked

* Added the Map & Info on the "Bowser Land" Game Board


Version 0.6 (01/31/00)
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* Tiny update

* Added my review of Mario Party 2


Version 0.7 (01/31/00)
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* Another Tiny Update

* Had to re-add the Secrets that were mysteriously missing from version
  0.6. Look in the Secrets Section to see them again.

* Added another Secret

* Adjusted the difficulty for "Bowser Land" game board


Version 0.8 (02/01/00)
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* First update of February!

* Added a ton of Mini-Games

* Added the descriptions for all the Battle Mini-Games, the Item
  Mini-Games, and the Duel Mini-Games

* Changed the Players section a bit; I had to change which games 
  everyone was in last: Mario Golf. :)

* Added some more Secrets


Version 0.9 (02/05/00)
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* Slightly changed the Legal Stuff section--I had to add the "2000" part.



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4. THE STORY

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Here's the story straight from the game manual itself:


Mario and Luigi, Wario and Peach, 
DK and Yoshi all gathered in speech, 
sharing their wishes for all they had seen,
saying "Let's make a world built on all of our dreams!" 
Combining their talents, they sweated and strained, 
completing that world, Mario Land by name...

Alas, but Wario stepped forth and said, 
"This world should be named for a Super Star, instead. 
"Wario Land is a far better name!"
And so they all argued the depth of their fame.
"Peach Land is better!" and "My name is best!"
Toad could not believe the words of the rest!

But as they debated who was more grand
Bowser invaded that Mario Land!!!
"There's no time to argue and no time to fight!
"The task is before us," Toad said with a fright.
"This land shall be named for  the Super Star who 
"Defeats Evil Bowser and saves us all, too!"

So Mario and friends, took on this new quest,
To defeat the King Koopa and prove who's the best!
They went deep into space, met ghosts and pirates, 
But always on Bowser their keen sights were set.
No adventure more trying, no reward more grand...
So speaks the Legend of Mario Land!


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5. THE PLAYERS

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MARIO
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Our merry hero's favorite Item is the Mushroom, of course. He runs like the 
dickens and can skillfully master any Mini-Game.

Last Game He Was In:
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- Mario Golf (N64)


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LUIGI
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Mario's younger, yet taller, brother is a determined man of may talents. His 
Item of choice is the Skeleton Key.

Last Game He Was In:
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- Mario Golf (N64)


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YOSHI
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The wide-eyed Yoshi is always full of energy. His favorite Item is the Warp 
Block, and he apparently likes all-or-nothing competitions.

Last Game He Was In:
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- Mario Golf (N64)


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WARIO
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When it comes to Items, Mario's rival prefers the Dueling Glove. His cunning is 
unmatched, and he seems to be a master of the Duel Mini-Games.

Last Game He Was In:
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- Mario Golf (N64)


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PEACH
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The lovely Princess Toadstool likes to use the Plunder Chest, revealing her 
surprising habit of tricking her opponents.

Last Game She Was In:
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- Mario Golf (N64)


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DONKEY KONG
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When it comes to strength, this mighty ape is number one! He clears all Mini-
Games with dominating performances. His favorite Item is the Bowser Bomb, and he 
loves Happenings!

Last Game He Was In:
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- Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
 



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6. THE INFORMATION BOARD

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The Information Board is just like a Main Menu. It lets you choose where you 
want to go, like Options, See the Rules, what game board you wish to play on, 
and Mini-Game Land.


OPTION LABORATORY
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The Option Laboratory is used to change various options. You can choose to erase 
your game data, or change the sound settings in this Laboratory.


MINI-GAME LAND
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You can go to Mini-Game Land to purchase Mini-Games that you have already played 
within the board games. You can also play those Mini-Games you have bought any 
time you wish.

- Woody: He's the guy you are supposed to go to in order to purchase 
         any Mini-Games that you've played in the Board Games, 
         provided that you have enough Coins. :)

- Mini-Game Park: You can come here to play the Mini-Games that you've 
                  bought from good 'ol Woody.

- Coin Box: All of the coins that you've collected throughout the 
            course of the Board Games are kept in here. Go here to 
            see how many Coins you have.

- Records Bottle: All of the Mini-Game course records are held here. 
                  Duh!

- Mini-Game Coaster: You can only go here once you've collected a 
                     certain number of Mini-Games from Woody. This is
                     special single-player mode, for all you loners 
                     there. :p  Also, some say that whoever clears the 
                     Rollercoaster first receives a very special
                     prize... 

- Mini-Game Stadium: You can only go here once you've bought a certain 
                     number of Mini-Games from Woody. At first, only 
                     one game mode is available, but there are two 
                     more that are hidden.
                          * One mode is the BATTLE MODE. This is where
                            you can compete with three other players
                            (computer or human), in a 3, 5, or 7 Win 
                            match. Once you've chosen what type of 
                            match it will be, you can choose either to 
                            play 4-player Mini-Games, 2-on-2 Mini-
                            Games, or 3-on-1 Mini-Games. This mode
                            (Mini-Game Staduim) is a very fun way to 
                            sharpen your Mini-Game skills, or to 
                            completely bypass the whole board games 
                            option, and just play the Mini-Games. 
                            A wonderful addition to an alreaady 
                            outstanding game. 

                          * Another Mode is TRIAL MODE. This mode 
                            allows you to choose whether or not there
                            are handicaps, and lets you choose from 
                            10, 20, or 30 Turn games. Trial Mode is
                            like playing on a regular board, except 
                            that there are no Stars, and you win by 
                            collecting the most amount of Coins 
                            acquired from Mini-Games. You also do 
                            not receive or lose Coins by landing on 
                            Red and Blue spaces, but you DO get 10 
                            Coins after completing one lap around the 
                            board. The board is in the shape of a 
                            figure-8, and is very easy to play on. 
                            Look in The Boards Section of this FAQ for
                            a map of it. 
 
                         *  The last Mode within the Mini-Game Stadium
                            is the Duel Mode. This mode allows you to 
                            play 2-player Duel Mini-Games, just as the 
                            name implies. And, since you can only play
                            Duel Mini-Games, only 2 players can 
                            participate. You can choose from a 3-Win
                            Match, a 5-Win Match, or a 7-Win Match. 
                            Basically, the Duel Mode is just like 
                            Battle Mode, only with Duel Mini-Games.



RULES LAND
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Just as the name implies, you can view the rules of the game here. You might 
want to visit this Land if this is your first time playing Mario Party 2, of if 
you haven't played the first one.


PIRATE LAND
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A game board with the theme of Pirates and tropical islands. Watch out for the 
cannons on the Pirate Ships near the bridges...


WESTERN LAND
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A game board with the theme of the Wild Wild West, cowboys, and an old town. 
Watch out for that mean ol' Bowser though...

SPACE LAND
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A different type of board, with the theme being outer space. Make sure that when 
Bowser's Giant Coin beam goes off, you're not in it's path...


MYSTERY LAND
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A game board that is divided into four mini-boards, with four different themes. 
Plenty of Warp points just laying around. Mysterious...


HORROR LAND
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A unique game board where whenever 2 turns pass by, day turns into night, and 
vice-versa. It will also change if you happen to land on a "?" Space. Scary...


BOWSER LAND
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Home of the evil Bowser, Bowser Land is where Toad had been taken to.  After 
every 5 turns, a Bowser Parade starts where Bowser and pals march down a path, 
and whoever is within that path loses all of their coins and goes back to Start. 
Bowser Bank goes in reverse; Every time you go past the bank, you get 5 Coins, 
but every time you land on it, you lose coins!  A difficult board, especially 
since everything is run by Bowser himself. Watch out for the big man himself...




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7. THE GAME BOARDS

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When you first begin your adventure, there will be 5 different game boards to 
choose from. There may be some hidden ones too, so when I find out how to open 
them up, I will add them.


Bits 'o' info:
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Blue Spaces: You receive 3 coins when you land on this space. Hidden
             blocks may appear on these spaces

Red Spcaes: You lose 3 coins when you land on a red space.

"!" Spaces: You will get to appear in a Single Player Chance Mini
            Game.

"?" Spaces: Different things can happen when you land on this space.

Item Space: You have a chance to compete in a single-player Mini-Game.

Bowser Space: Bowser will cause you a lot of trouble. You will always
              lose coins to him.

Battle Space: A four-player Mini-Game starts when you land on this 
              space.

Koopa Bank: Every time you land on this space, you'll have to deposit 
            5 coins into the bank. If you happen to land there, you 
            get all of the coins that are in the bank.

Toad Stars: Land on one of these, and you can pay Toad 20 Coins for a 
            Star!

Hidden Blocks: These can only be found while playing with "Bonuses" 
               on. You may find Coins, or even a Star if you're 
               lucky...

Mysterious Relics: Alien Warp points that will warp you to a different 
                   location on the board if you pay 10 Coins. It's 
                   worth it...

Mushroom Spaces: If you land on one of these, you will enter a chance 
                 Mini-Game where you can win an Item.

Baby Bowser Space: These will be located where a star was previously
                   located. If you land on one of these spaces, you'll
                   have to pay Baby Bowser 5 Coins. But sometimes
                   he'll give YOU 5 Coins...

Fake Toad Spaces: If you land on a Fake Toad Space, Bowser will sell
                  you a Black Star, and trick you! Beware...






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PIRATE LAND  
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Difficulty: */*****

A game board with the theme of Pirates and tropical islands. Watch out for the 
cannons on the Pirate Ships near the bridges...


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            *  o                              o          *
            *  o                             o o         *
            *  o        o o o o o o o o o o o    o       *
            *  o o o o o   o               o       o     *
            *  o             o            o          o   *
            *             o o           o             o  *
            *  o        o              X5             o  *
            *  o       o                 o            o  *
            *   o       o                 o           o  *
            *    o       o                 o          o  *
            *     o       o                 o         o  *
            *      o       o                 o        X2 *
            *       o        o               X1       o  *
            *      o           o            o         o  *
            *     o              o         o          o  *
            *    o                o        o         o   *
            *     o                o       o         o   *
            *      o              o         o       X3   *
            *       o o X4 o o o o           o o o o     *
            *                                            *
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Key Places:
- - - - - -
X1: Koopa Bank
X2: Boo Location
X3: Start Location
X4: Koopa Bank
X5: Item Shop



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WESTERN LAND
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Difficulty: */*****

A game board with the theme of the Wild Wild West, cowboys, and an old town. 
Watch out for that mean ol' Bowser though...


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       *    o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o  X3  o o           *
       *   o           o             o            o    o         *
       *  o              o         o             o      o        *  
       *  o                o o o o              o        X3      *
       *  o o X4 o           o                  o         o      *
       * o        o          o                  o          o     *
       * X8         o                            o         o     *
       * o            o   o  o o o o o o o         o       o     *
       *  o            o  o o            o           o     X7    *
       *  o               o             o               o  o     *
       *  o o o o o o o o o o o o X6 o o o o o o           o     *
       *  o                                     o          o     *
       *  o                                      o         o     *
       *  o                                       o       o      *
       *  X5                                       o     o       *
       *   o                                        o    o       *
       *    o                 o    o                 o    o      *
       *     o o o o o o o o o  X2  o o o o o o o o o      o  X1 *
       *                                              o o o      *
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Key Places:
- - - - - -
X1: Start Location
X2: Train Station
X3: Train Station
X4: Koopa Bank
X5: Boo Location
X6: Item Shop
X7: Koopa Bank
X8: Train Station



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SPACE LAND
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Difficulty: **/*****

A different type of board, with the theme being outer space. Make sure that when 
Bowser's Giant Coin beam goes off, you're not in it's path...



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         *  o o o o   o o o X2 o o o o o o o o o o   o   *
         *  o       o          o                 o   o   *
         *  o       o          o               o     o   *
         *  o       o          o             o       o   *
         *  o       o          o           o         o   *
         *  o         o        o         o           o   *
         *  o           o      o       o             o   *
         *  o             o    o     o               X3  *
         *  X5              o  o   o  o              o   *
         *  o                o __ o   /\             o   *
         *  o      o o o o o o(X6) o /  \            o   *
         *  o o o o            o o       \ o o o o o o   *
         *  o              o   o   o                 o   *
         *  o            o     o     o o o o o o o o o   *
         *  o          o       o                     o   *
         *  o        o         o                     o   *
         *  o      o           o                     o   *
         *  o    o             o                     o   *
         *  o  o               o                     o   *
         *   o  o              o                     o   *
         *  o    o o o o X4o o o o o o o o o o o o o X1  *
         *                                               * 
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Key Places:
- - - - - - 
X1: Start Location
X2: Koopa Bank 
X3: Boo Location
X4: Koopa Bank
X5: Item Shop
X6: Bowser Coin Beam



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MYSTERY LAND
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Difficulty: **/*****

A game board that is divided into four mini-boards, with four different themes. 
Plenty of Warp points just laying around. Mysterious...


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                *    o o o o           o o o o       *
                *   X4      o         X7      o      *
                *  o         o       o         o     *
                *  o   X8    o  -->   o       o      *
                *   o       o          o o o o       *
                *    X3o o o                   ||    *
                *           \o\  /o/           \/    *
                *      ^     \o\/o/     o o          *
                *      |       []      o   o         *
                *       o    /o/\o\     o o          *
                *     o   o /o/  \o\                 *
                *   o       o        o   o o o X6    *
                * o           o  <-- o          o    *
                *   o       o        o    X8    o    *
                *     X5  o          o           o   *
                *       o            X2 o o o o X1   *
                *                                    *
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Key Places:
- - - - - - 
X1: Start Location
X2: Koopa Bank
X3: Koopa Bank
X4: Boo Location
X5: Item Shop
X6: SLOW CURSE Hut
X7: SLOW CURSE Hut
X8: Alien Warp Point
X8: Alien Warp Point



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HORROR LAND
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Difficulty: ***/*****

A unique game board where whenever 2 turns pass by, day turns into night, and 
vice-versa. It will also change if you happen to land on a "?" Space. Scary...


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Key Places:
- - - - - -
X1: Start Location 
X2: Koopa Bank
X3: Koopa Bank
X4: Boo Location
X5: Boo Location
X6: Item Shop
X7: Big Boo Location



BOWSER LAND
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Difficulty: ***/*****

Home of the evil Bowser, Bowser Land is where Toad had been taken to.  After 
every 5 turns, a Bowser Parade starts where Bowser and pals march down a path, 
and whoever is within that path loses all of their coins and goes back to Start. 
Bowser Bank goes in reverse; Every time you go past the bank, you get 5 Coins, 
but every time you land on it, you lose coins!  A difficult board, especially 
since everything is run by Bowser himself. Watch out for the big man himself...



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Key Places:
- - - - - - 
X1: Start Location
X2: Item Shop
X3: Boo Location
X4: Boo Location
X5: Locked Gate
X6: Locked Gate  
X7: Bowser Bank
X8: Bowser Bank
X9: Item Shop
X10: Bowser Bank
X11: Baby Bowser Location
X12: "Bowser Parade" Start Location




MINI-GAME STADIUM
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Difficulty: */*****

The Mini-Game Staduim Board can be opened up once you've purchased a certain 
number of Mini-Games from good ol' Woody in Mini-Game Staduim. I'm not sure how 
many Mini-Games are needed to be purchased, but I think you need to purchase 
around 10 Mini-Games from Woody in Mini-
Game Staduim to unlock the Mini-Game Stadium Board. To find the Mini-Game 
Stadium Board, just go to the Mini-Game Staduim option that;s right below Woody 
the tree. Enter TRAIL Mode to get to Mini-Game Staduim. Anyways, Mini-Game 
Statuim Board is the EASIEST game board to play on, since all you need is Coins 
to win. Yep, there are no Stars. To win, you'll need to collect the most Coins 
after the set amount of turns. After 1 Lap around the board, you'll get a 10 
Coin bonus. There are no hazards within this board, and all you do is play Mini-
Games. Also, you DO NOT gain or lose Coins for landing on the Red and Blue 
spaces. Like I said earlier, this is a great addition to an already wonderful 
game. Props to Nintendo for adding so many extras to this awesome game!



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Key Places:
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X1: Start Location
X2: Battle Mini-Game Space
X3: Battle Mini-Game Space

 





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Here's a list of the Mini-Games in Mario Party 2:
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Item Minigames-
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Roll Out the Barrels
Give Me a Brake!
Hammer Slammer
Mallet-Go-Round
Coffin Congestion
Bowser Slots


Battle Minigames (on the lightning switch)-
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Bumper Balloon Cars
Day at the Races
Rakin' 'em In!
Bowser's Big Blast
Grab Bag
Face Life
Crazy Cutters
Hot Bob-omb!


Dueling Minigames-
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Saber Swipers
Quick Draw
Time Bomb
Mushroom Brew
Psychic Safari
Rock, Paper, Mario


4-Player Minigames-
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Lava Tile Isle
Shell Shocked
Toad in a Box
Mecha Marathon
Roll Call
Abandon Ship
Totem Pole Pound
Honeycomb Havoc
Sneak 'n' Snore
Dizzy Dancing
Tile Driver
Deep Sea Salvage
Hot Rope Jump
Platform Peril
Bumper Balls
Bombs Away
Tipsy Tourney
Hexagon Heat
Skateboard Scamper
Slot Car Derby
Shy Guy Says


2 vs. 2 minigames-
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Sky Pilots
Speed Hockey
Cake Factory
Looney Lumberjacks
Torpedo Targets
Destruction Duet
Magnet Carta
Toad Bandstand
Bobsled Run
Handcar Havoc
Balloon Burst


1 vs. 3 minigames-
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Move to the Music
Bob-omb Barrage
Look Away!
Archer-ival
Shock, Drop or Roll
Lights Out
Filet Relay
Quicksand Cache
Bowl Over
Crane Game


Secret Minigames (I haven't figured out yet how to get these, but they are in 
the game)-
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Rainbow Run
Dungeon Dash
Driver's Ed

Thanks to James Morgan  for this list! 




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Now here's a list of the ones that I've unlocked so far:
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Battle Minigames 
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BUMPER BALLOON CARS - N/A
-----------------------------
In this Battle Mini-Game, you be in a car equipped with a set of steel spikes in 
the front of it. You also have a balloon on the back of your car.The first one 
to pop the other's balloons, wins.


DAY AT THE RACES - N/A
-----------------------
In this Mini-Game, you have to bet on which horse you think will win the race. 
All too easy...


RAKIN EM' IN! - N/A
--------------------
This Mini-Game is really fun, since it reflects the old game, "Hungry, Hungry 
Hippos." All you have to do is "rake" in as many mushrooms as you can, but avoid 
the purple mushrooms, cause they will count against you at the end.

BOWSER'S BIG BLAST - N/A
-------------------------
This Battle Mini-Game is kinda boring, since all you do is choose which lever to 
push. When you play, there are different colored levers to push down. Some 
levers will cause Bowser to explode, while others won't. It's just a game of 
luck, that's all.


GRAB BAG - N/A
---------------
Grab Bag was a Mini-Game from the orginal Mario Party, and it's still as fun as 
ever. Grab ahold of your opponents bags onb their backs, and see what comes out. 
The player with the most mushrooms at the end, wins.


FACE LIFT - N/A
----------------
Face Lift is also a Mini-Game that is returning from Mario Party. After viewing 
the face and what it should look like, you'll need to arrange the face to match 
it. The player who's face looks closest to the original, wins.


CRAZY CUTTERS - N/A
--------------------
This one was also in the original Mario Party. You'll need to use a moving jack-
hammer to cut out the figure that's sealed in the stone. The player who cut's 
theirs out as close to the line as possible, wins.



HOT BOB-OMB - N/A
------------------
Hot Bob-omb is kinda like a version of Hot Potato. You pass the hot bomb back 
and forth until it blows up, and you start again. The last player standing, 
wins.


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Dueling Minigames
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SABER SWIPERS - N/A
--------------------
A pretty straightforward game, where you have to complete a series patterns 
before your opponent. 


QUICK DRAW - N/A
-----------------
Just like a traditional draw from the Wild Wild West. You take 10 paces, then 
BANG! First one to hit the other persion, wins.


TIME BOMB - N/A
----------------
This Mini-Game is a simple game. All you have to do is defuse a bomb before time 
runs out.


MUSHROOM BREW - N/A
--------------------
Mushroom Brew is sorta like Shy Guy Says, because you have to hit the button he 
shows to you, and make a mushroom brew. The player with the most correct button 
combos, wins.


PSYCHIC SAFARI - N/A
---------------------
You'll need to give power to the mystic mushrooms. Hit A & B alternatly to give 
them psychic powers. The mushroom with the most power to crush the other, wins. 


ROCK, PAPER, MARIO - N/A
-------------------------
Just like the game "Rock, Paper, Scissors". Peah beats Mario, Mario beats 
Bowser, and Bowser beats Peach. 





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Item Mini-Games
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ROLL OUT THE BARRELS - ??? Coins
---------------------------------
This Item Mini-Game is sorta like Coffin Congestions, since all of the Items get 
mixed up. Just find an Item you want, and watch it until it stops, then go and 
grab it.


GIVE ME A BREAK! - ??? Coins
-----------------------------
This Item Mini-Game is fun. There are Items scattered on a small train. When you 
pull the lever, the train stops. Whatever it lands on, is whatever you get.


HAMMER SLAMMER - ??? Coins
---------------------------
This Item Mini-Game is like a carnival game. Hammer Slammer is where you tap A 
to lift a hammer, then hit B to release it and deliver a blow to the thingy, 
which then rises the bar to an Item. The harder you hit it with the hammer, the 
higher the bar will go. Found within the Space Land board.


MALLET-GO-ROUND - ??? Coins
----------------------------
All of the Items in this Item Mini-Game are on top of two slabs of stone. As the 
"Merry-go-round" spins, you need to hit the stones to lower an item. You need to 
break two of the stones beneath an Item in order to get it. But watch out for 
Baby Bowser, who is only on ONE stone instead of two. Found in Mystery Land.


COFFIN CONGESTION - ??? Coins
------------------------------
This Item Mini-Game is a mix up game where all of the Items are placed inside of 
some coffins, and they all change places a few times. Once they are done 
changing places, you need to pick a coffin with a Item in it, not the one with 
Baby Bowser. Found in Horror Land.


BOWSER SLOTS - ??? Coins
-------------------------
Bowser Slots is just like a slot game. You need to match up three of a kind of 
an Item to win that Item. Use A to jump, and to stop the slot machine from 
spinning. NOTE: There are always 2 of one kind in a row. Found in Bowser Land.



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4-Player Mini-Games
====================

LAVA HOT ISLE - 150 Coins
---------------------------
Try to stay on the Hot Rocks before they collapse. You can also knock you 
opponents off if you like.


HOT ROPE JUMP - 50 Coins
--------------------------
You need to jump over the flaming jump rope at the right moment, or you'll be 
toast.


SHELL SHOCKED - 200 Coins
---------------------------
Try to knock out your opponents with your cannon blasts. Last one standing wins.


TOAD IN THE BOX - 150 Coins
----------------------------
Hit the spinning block on Toad's head to cause your blocks to rise. First one to 
get to five wins.


MECHA MARATHON - 200 Coins
---------------------------
Tap A rapidly to wind up your Mecha. the one that flys the farthest wins.


ABANDON SHIP - 150 Coins
-------------------------
Tap A to climb the wooden planks. Avoid the ones sticking out by moving away 
from them, and go as fast as you can to stay out of the wataer.


TOTEM POLE POUND - 150 Coins
------------------------------
Jump-drop the blocks to pound them into the ground. The higher you jump, the 
more powerful the drop. First one to get theirs into the ground wins.


BOMBS AWAY - 50 Coins
----------------------
Jump around the Island to avoid the incoming bombs. Last one on the Isle wins.


TIPSY TOURNEY - 50 Coins
--------------------------
Run around the picture to spread the sand to reveal a hidden picture. First one 
to reveal their picture, wins.


HONEYCOMB HAVOK - 150 Coins
----------------------------
Press A to hit the spinning block to reveal a number. That number represents the 
amount of fruit you have to catch. Don't catch the Honeycomb, though. Last one 
standing wins.


SLOT CAR DERBY - 150 Coins
----------------------------
Hold Forward to accelerate, but don't go too fast around the corners, unless you 
want to spin out. First one to cross the Finish Line wins.

SHY GUY SAYS - 50 Coins
------------------------
Just like a game of Simon Says, you just have to repeat what the Shy Guy does. 
Last one standing, wins.


DIZZY DANCING - 150 Coins
---------------------------
The record player will make you dizzy. Be the first one to grab the Musical Note 
above it to win. It's hard.


TILE DRIVER - 150 Coins
------------------------
Jump-drop the squares within the picture to reveal a hidden one. Be the first 
one to reveal their picture to win.


HEXAGON HEAT - 50 Coins
------------------------
Attempt to stay on the falling hexagons. Push opponents off to stay alive. Last 
one standing wins.


DEEP SEA SALVAGE - 150 Coins
-----------------------------
Use your submarine to swim around collecting sinking coins that are coming from 
the pirate ship. There is no winner in this Mini-Game.


ROLL CALL - 200 Coins
-----------------------
You need to count how many Mini-Toads are roaming around. Whoever counts 
correctly, wins.


BUMPER BALLS - 100 Coins
--------------------------
While rolling around on top of a giant ball, you must push the other three 
participants off the floating platform. Last one standing, wins.


PLATFORM PERIL - 50 Coins
---------------------------
Almost EXACTLY like Skateboard Scamper, you'll have to hop across moving 
platforms, while avoiding hazards like conveyor belts. First one to cross the 
finish line, wins.


SKATEBOARD SCAMPER - 50 Coins
------------------------------
Tap B to skate faster, and tap A to jump over obsticles. Avoid Boo, and be the 
first one to reach the goal, and open the curtains to win.




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3 0n 1 Mini-Games
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CRANE GAME - 50 Coins
----------------------
Try to pick up all of the other players before time runs out to win. if you ARE 
one of the other players, you need to tap A to try to wiggle out of the crane's 
Death Grip.


BOM-OMB BARRAGE - 150 Coins
----------------------------
Try to toss bombs into the other person's boat to win.


LOOK AWAY - 150 Coins
-----------------------
Follow the first person's Face to win, but you have to look in the opposite 
direction, and not shrink.


LIGHTS OUT - 150 Coins
-----------------------
Attempt to stay away from the guy with the hammer, while carrying the light 
bulb. If you are the other person, try to hammer the other three players with 
the light bulbs.


ARCHER-IVAL - 150 Coins
------------------------
Attempt to shoot arrows at the other player's targets. If you are one of the 
targets, try to stay out of the way of these arrows.


QUICKSAND CACHE - 150 Coins
----------------------------
Try to stay out of the quicksand, while grabbing as many coins as you can.


MOVE TO THE MUSIC - 200 Coins
-------------------------------
Follow the patterns of the orchestra. It's sorta like Simon Says. Last player 
standing wins.


FILET RELAY - 150 Coins
------------------------
Attempt to carry your fish to the finish line before the others. First one to 
the finish line wins.


BOWL OVER - 100 Coins
-----------------------
If you are the one who's bowling, then you need to attempt to knock over the 
other three players with your shell. If you are one of the other players, you'll 
need to avoid the shell, and avoid getting knocked over. If the bowler knocks 
over all three other players, they win, but if any do not get knocked down, the 
other three players win.


SHOCK DROP OR ROLL - 150 Coins
--------------------------------
Attempt to stay on the rolling beam to win, or try to make the others fall off 
to win.



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2 on 2 Mini-Games
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BOBSLED RUN - 100 Coins
------------------------
Hold Forward to go faster, and try stay on the icy track. First team to get to 
the finish line wins.


SPEED HOCKEY - 150 Coins
-------------------------
Just like a crazy version of Pong, try to score a goal in the other team's goal. 
First one to three goals wins.


CAKE FACTORY - 150 Coins
--------------------------
Try to make a cake with your teammate. You need to put the cake on first, then 
the Strawberry. 


MAGNET CARTA - 150 Coins
-------------------------
Use your magnetized car to grab as many coins as possible, and put them in your 
team's sack.


LOONEY LUMBERJACKS - 150 Coins
--------------------------------
Use team work to cut your log in half. The team who cuts their log in half 
first, wins.


DESTRUCTION DUET - 200 Coins
-----------------------------
Pound the Bowser statue until it crumbles down. First team to break their 
statue, wins.


SKT PILOTS - 200 Coins
-----------------------
Just like Bobsled Run, only tougher. One player tries to steer the plane, while 
the other makes it fly. The first team to cross the finish line, wins.


HANDCAR HAVOC - 100 Coins
---------------------------
You and your partner need to race against another team in order to win. Tap A to 
go faster, and hit B to use the brakes. First team to cross the finish line, 
wins.



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MUSHROOMS- 10 Coins
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Hit Two dice blocks instead of one at the start of your turn.


SKELETON KEY- 10 Coins
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Use this Item to open Keyed Gates on the Adventure Boards. This can only be used 
when you are in front of a Keyed Gate.


PLUNDER CHEST- 15 Coins
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Use the Plunder Chest to steal an Item from an opponent. However, you cannot 
choose from which opponent to steal.


DUELING GLOVE- 15 Coins
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Choose an opponent to duel in a Duel Mini-Game.


WARP BLOCK- 15 Coins
---------------------
Change places with another player on the Adventure Board. However, you cannot 
choose the player with whom you'll trade trade places.


GOLDEN MUSHROOM- 20 Coins
--------------------------
Hit 3 dice Blocks instead of one when you start your turn.


MAGIC LAMP- 30 Coins
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The Mushroom Genie appears and takes you straight to Toad.


BOO BELL- N/A
---------------
Use the Bell to call Boo.


BOWSER SUIT- N/A
-----------------
Put on the Bowser Suit and steal 20 coins from each opponent who mistakes you 
for Bowser. If you meet an opponent who has no Coins, you won't get anything.


BOWSER BOMB- N/A
-----------------
Baby Bowser transforms into Bowser. Bowser then hits 3 dice Blocks, moves the 
total number of spaces shown, and steals ALL Coins from any player he meets. 
This Item is automatically used at the end of the turn in which the Item is 
received.





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10. TOP 3 WORST MINI-GAMES

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These are MY opinions:

3.) Bobsled Run

2.) Crane Game

1.) Look Away


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READER CHOICES
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Least Favorite Games-

1)Honeycomb Havoc (its just boring)

2)Slot Car Derby (I find this frustrating at times)

3)Crane Game (if someone picks you up, its almost impossible to escape

        -From: "James Morgan"  


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Least Favorite Mini-Games:

1) Crane Game (It sucks!)

2) Honeycomb Havoc

3) Filet Relay (It's SO hard)

            -From: 

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*Send in YOUR Top 3 Worst Mini-Games to brett17@ignmail.com. Thanks!


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11. TOP 3 BEST MINI-GAMES

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These are MY opinions:

3.) Magnet Carta

2.) Bowl Over (Although it's only fun if you're the one bowling)

1.) Bumper Balls


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READER CHOICES
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Favorite Games-

1)Crazy Cutters (I love this game)

2)Shy Guy Says (its so easy to win)

3)Dizzy Dancing (it may be hard, but its fun)

          -From: "James Morgan"  

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Top 3 Fav. Mini-Games:

1) Lights Out (It's easy as hell)

2) Shell Shocked (It's just plain cool)

3) Archer-ival (It's easy if you are the one who's shooting)

           -From: 

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*Send in YOUR Top 3 Best Mini-Games to brett17@ignmail.com. Thanks!



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12. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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1) Q: How many Mini-Games are in Mario Party 2?

   A: There are about 64 Mini-Games within Mario Party 2.

2) Q: Is Mario Party 2 worth buying if you already have the first 
      Mario Party?

   A: Yes. Yes it is. :)

3) Q: Are there any hidden players?

   A: No.

4) Q: Are there any hidden Boards?

   A: Yes, it's called "Bowser Land", and I'll add the Map & Key 
      Locations when I open it.

5) Q: What if I don't HAVE three other friends? 

   A: Well, either get some, or play the one-player game. It's not as 
      fun as the multiplayer game, but it's better than nothing...or 
      just don't buy it--buy Harvest Moon 64 instead. :P

6) Q: How often will you update this FAQ?

   A: When I feel like it. Just kidding. :) I'll update it once I get 
      more Mini-Games and Boards or Players.

7) Q: Is this REALLY the best multiplayer/party game EVER?

   A: In my opinion, yes. Goldeneye is WONDERFUL, but I think Mario 
      Party 2 is just a little bit better in terms of being a party 
      game, because anyone can play it.

8) Q: Is there any way to stop Bowser from running away during the 
      "Bowser Roulete"?
   
   A: Nope.

9) Q: How do I unlock the Battle Mode, Trial Mode, and Duel Battle Mode
      in Mini-Game Stadium?

   A: I think you need to buy 5 Mini-Games from Woody to open up Battle 
      Mode, and I think you need to buy 10 Mini-Games from Woody to 
      unlock Trial Mode. I don't really know how many you need to buy
      to unlock Duel Mode, though.



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13. SECRETS

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- Unlock "Bowser Land" game board:
                   Win all of the original 5 boards, the Baby Bowser
                   will kidnap Toad, and tell you to go to Bowser Land. 
                   Now Bowser Land will be unlocked!
                     -From: "James Morgan" 


- Unlock "Mini-Game Rollercoaster"-
                  Buy all Mini-Games from Woody.
                     -From: "James Morgan" 


- Unlock "Dungeon Dash" Mini-Game:
                  Beat Mini-Game Rollercoaster on Normal difficulty.
                        -From: "Michael Bacon" 

- Ablility to buy Item Mini-Games from Woody:
                  Beat Mini-Game Rollercoaster on Normal difficulty.
                         -From: Paul D 

- Lots of Coins:
             Beat Mini-Game Rollercoaster on Easy difficulty. Toad
             will then give you 100 Coins, an extra 100 Coins for
             every life you have left, and all of the Coins that
             are left over.
                          -From: Paul D 

- "Credits Machine":
             To open up the "Credits Machine" in the Laboratory, which
             allows you to view the credits, beat "Bowser Land".
                          -From: Paul D 

- Character cheers:
             Press L anytime while on a board, and your character will 
             cheer.
                          -From: 

- Buy Mini-Games Faster:
             On the Final Turn of the game, turn all computer opponents 
             into human opponents. Then you will get all of their Coins
             and Stars as well as your own.
                     -From: "James Morgan" 

- Ability to purchase Battle Mini-Games:
             Beat Mini-Game Coaster on hard difficulty.
                      -From: Eevee2Flareon@aol.com


- Get "Rainbow Run" Mini-Game: 
             First gain access to the Item Mini-Games, then buy them 
             up. Now go to the Mini-Game park and you'll receive it. 
             It's a kind of "tight-rope" walking Mini-Game.
                     -From: Eevee2Flareon@aol.com

- Get "Driver's Ed" Mini-Game:
             First beat Mini-Game Coaster and gain ability to buy 
             Battle Games, then buy them all up, and go to the Mini
             Game Park to receive it. It's sorta like Mario Kart.
                     -From: Eevee2Flareon@aol.com

- Access Mini-Game Stadium:
             BATTLE MODE: Purchase a minimum of 3 of each type of Mini-
             Game from Woody, so 9 total.

             TRIAL MODE: Purchase a minimum of 3 of each type of Mini-
             Game from Woody, so 9 total.

             DUEL MODE: You need to have played ALL 6 Duel Mini-Games
             during regular board games.
                   -From: Alan Mitsugi



 





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