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Mario Party: Island Tour Mini Games Guide – Tips and Tricks

Mario Party Island Tour
A Mario game without mini-games wouldn’t make sense, and that is probably the reason Mario Party: Island Tour comes with enough mini-games to keep you busy until holidays, but that’s relative.

You may just speed past everything in a day or two. In any case, if you ever get stuck or need help with anything, you can read through what these mini-games are all about in our guide before moving on to your next challenge.

For more help on Mario Party: Island Tour, read our Unlocks and Party Mode Boards Guide.

Mario Party: Island Tour Mini Games

General Mini-Games

Claiming the Cube
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and the A key.

The main objective of this mini-game is to ground pound the panels in the cubes and turn them into your color. You can also ground pound different sides of the same panel to convert them to your color as well.

Rope a Slope
This mini-game supports 4 players and it’s controlled mainly through the A key to jump.

The game is fairly simple, you’re simply put in a sequence where you’re automatically moving down and you have to jump over the trees that come along the way. The game goes faster the longer you go without hitting a tree.

Tragic Carpet Ride
This mini-game supports 4 players and its controls are the circle pad and the A key.

The goal of this mini-game is fairly simple, you’re placed on a rug and you have to out-stay everyone on the rug while avoiding thes ghostly enemies.

Stretch Run
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled through the circle pad.

There are mostly two rounds to this mini-game and the main objective is to make your cart go at the fastest possible speed without leaving the bridge

Grid is Good
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled through the stylus.

The objective of this mini-game is to drag shapes onto a board so that you can claim numbers. After everyone plays out their turn, you received points based on the sum of numbers you claimed.

Color Me Fast
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled through the stylus.

This is possible the most simple mini-game of them all. The objective is to color the objects on the screen as fast as possible, that’s about it.

Musical Snares
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by tilting the 3DS to move around.

The goal of this mini-game is to move around and collect the music notes around the area, the gold notes will grant you 2 points instead of the regular 1.

Buzz a Fuzzy
This mini-game supports 4 players and it’s controlled by tilting the 3DS, using the circle pad and the down button on the D-pad.

In this mini-game you’ll be given three turns each, the goal is to fire at a group of fuzzies while hitting as many as possible

Cannonball!
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by rotating the circle pad.

In this mini-game you simply have to rotate the circle pad as fast as possible to shoot as far as possible.

Goomba to Maneuver
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by using the circle pad.

The objective of this mini-game is to move along the given path while moving left or right to dodge the obstacles which come in your way.

Kaboob and Weave
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad to move and the A button to jump.

The objective of this mini-game is to avoid the spiked weavers that come along your path by moving left or right, you may also choose to jump on your opponents to slow them down.

Tap Dash
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

Another very simply mini-game, you’ll be given something on the top of the screen and you have to tap at as fast as possible on that touch screen.

Tanks a lot
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by using the circle pad to move and A to fire.

Your objective in this mini-game is to destroy your opponents while avoiding the same fate. You’ll need to destroy your opponents three times to win.

Keep in mind that anyone can die with one shot only and you can break the blocks on the field with your shots.

Xylophone Home
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

In this mini-game you have to tap the keys as their respective notes come onto them, think Guitar Hero.

Mild Gunman
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X and Y buttons.

In this mini-game you have to shoot targets which are placed at a distance. You shoot them by tapping the corresponding button that appears on them. The faster you shoot, the more points you get.

Spin the Bubble
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by tilting the 3DS.

Simply rotate the capsule by tilting the device until the images on the top and bottom screens match up.

Rat-a-tat Flat
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

The objective of this mini-game is to simply ground pound the rats that appear, the gold rats are worth 3 points instead of the regular 1.

Tile Savvy
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

Simply slide the tiles around with the Stylus and complete the puzzles.

Hide ‘n’ Splat
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The objective of this mini-game is to move around while avoiding being squished by the Boxes that fall.

Slow Glide

This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by tilting the 3DS.

The goal of this mini-game is to tilt your 3DS up and down to grab the balloons in your way, the gold balloons are worth 3 instead of the usual 1.

Sub Trouble
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by circle pad.

Your objective in this mini-game is to get to the end as fast as possible while using the circle pad to steer away from any walls in your path.

Garden of Eatin’
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by using the circle pad and A key.

Simply move around the area while using the A key to water plants, some of these may be Piranha plants so be careful.

Peep a Peepa
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by moving the 3DS.

Simply move your 3DS around to shine some light on the ghosts for as long as you can, that’s it.

Puzzle Pronto
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

The objective of this game is to drag and drop the puzzle pieces where they belong. The fastest person to solve the puzzle wins.

Truckin’ And Cluckin’
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

The objective here is to grab chickens and hold on to them long enough until they lay eggs, these eggs will grant you points. Use the
A key to pick up the chickens and avoid being hit until it lays eggs.

Color Correction
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

Simply move across the tiles in the area and change as many to your color as you can.

Get Reel
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by rotating the circle pad clockwise or counter clockwise to advance or rewind respectively and by using the A key to confirm.

Rotate the wheel until the frames on both sides match and then confirm.

Top This
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

The objective of this mini-game is to drag fruits of your kind onto the pink spots onto the cake which earns you points.

Slip ‘n’ Slip
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad to move around and the A key to jump.

The goal of this mini-game is fairly simple as you just have to avoid being hit by the penguins while remaining on the ice and avoiding falling into the water.

Pachinko Wizard
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X and Y keys to select a position.

The objective of this mini-game is to simply place yourself where you won’t get by Lakitu’s Spiny.

No-Traction Action
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad coupled with the A and B keys.

Your objective in this mini-game is to run three laps around the track, a fairly straight forward racing mini-game.

Blown Hover
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

The objective of this mini-game is to run the course as fast you can while avoiding the obstacles you encounter in your way by either side-stepping them or jumping.

Slow G
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

A traditional platform mini-game, the objective is to ascend the platforms to the top by jumping up each, keep in mind that the gravity is lessened a bit so you need to account for that as well.

Spin and Bear it
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad, A key and the Stylus.

This mini-game is mostly based on luck. Choose a spot on the wheel on which you’d like to stand and spin the wheel when prompted to.

Fisticlouds
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad to move, B key to punch, A to jump and A-B to kick.

A simple but fun mini-game where your goal is to use everything at your disposal to push your opponents off the platform..

Starring Artist
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

Simply re-trace the lines from the top screen onto the touch screen. There are three rounds to this game.

Hare Today
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

Simply pick up the rabbits coming down the cave with the A key and put them down the central pen.

Great Bars of Fire
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the down key on the D-Pad and the A key.

The objective of this mini-game is to dodge the fireballs by either crouching or jumping above them.

Deck Hunt
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

Another extremely simple mini-game, simply collect the coins as you move downhill while avoiding the Spiny Eggs which will cause you to drop coins which others can pick up.

Fuel me Once
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A key.

The objective of this mini-game is to fuel your jet pack to approximately 100% (you can make an error of +/- 5% from 100) you have to keep track of the gauge mentally because it disappears after a while.

Git Along, Goomba
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

Simply throw lassos at Goombas to catch them, you can catch up to ten if you play it out properly.

Cheepers Keepers
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X and Y keys.

The goal of this mini-game is to rapidly tap the key that appears on the screen. You catch more Cheep Cheeps the more you press the button in the given time frame.

Drive for Show
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

The objective here is to hit as many blue targets as possible by sliding your Stylus, pretty straightforward.

Hop Till You Drop
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

In this mini-game you have to remain on the upper platform as long as possible by hopping from platform to platform.

Helter Shelter
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad and A key.

A simple luck based mini-game where you have to choose a shell which gives you points based on the number of pearls in it.

Meteor Melee
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The objective of this mini-game is to run around the area and catch shooting stars while avoiding the meteors which can stun you.

Bumper Thumper
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

This mini-game is a very fun bumper cars-ish mini-game where your objective is to hit other people so that they fall of the platform.

Horror Harriers
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

Simply dodge the enemies coming at you until you’re left the last man standing.

Cheep Diamonds
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X,Y,L and R keys.

This mini-game starts out with you watching diamonds fall into the mouths of the Cheep Chomps which are then shuffled afterwards.

Your goal is to keep track of which one has the most diamonds and press the corresponding button to it.

Slip Not
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by tilting the 3DS.

Simply tilt your 3DS left or right to move your character as you slide down the icy slope to avoid falling off.

Trounce ‘n’ Bounce
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

This mini-game starts off by sending you sky diving onto some blocks onto the ground. You need to hit on the safe blocks near the ground to succeed here.

Mad Ladders
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

Simply climb up the ladders using the circle and reach the top of the structure as fast as possible.

Squish You Were Here
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The goal of this mini-game is to place yourself at such a point where you won’t be squished when the two walls collapse.

Go with the Floe
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The goal of this game to get penguins to the other side, you need to do this by picking each of them up and moving across the Ice Floes to the other side.

Pool Buoy
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

The objective of this game is to move around by rolling the ball and then grabbing the buoys that Lakitu drops.

Amp my Style
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

Simply move around and avoid the Amps or they will give you a mean shock, that’s about it.

Magmathon
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X and Y keys.

In this game, you’ll be given letters on the screen which you have to press to move on to the next platform, repeat till the end.

Shrub Hubbub
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus.

Use the stylus to slide across the bushes them and cut them in the desired patterns, the first person to do four will win.

Diamond a Dozen
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A,B,X,Y and L/R keys.

This mini-game is about the same as the Cheep Chomps mini-game mentioned before. You’ll only be given 1 try per person.

Flip Out
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the A button.

A simply game where you have to jump across the platforms by using the A button and avoid the grey platforms.

Bob-omb Aplomb
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The objective of this game is to get rid of the Bob-ombs that fall from above before they explode by running to it or kicking it off the platform before they destroy the platforms and put in the lava.

Point ‘n’ Shoot
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by moving the 3DS and the A key.

In this mini-game you have to move your 3DS around and take pictures of the characters which are given to you by finding them in the area.

Match Faker
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus, D pad and the A key.

You’re given a 4×3 tiled set of enemies to look at, in this window of time you can take notes, memorize or whatever you prefer to do.

After this you’ll be prompted to find your enemy based on what you can recall.

Sky’d and Seek
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by the Stylus, D pad and the A key.

Same as ‘Match Faker’ but this time around there will always be two types of enemies.

Utter Nonsense
This mini-game supports 2-4 players and is controlled by using the microphone to imitate voices.

You simply have to imitate the voice of the given character.

Boss Mini-Games

Goomba Tower Takedown
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the circle pad and B key.

In the initial stages of the battle, you’ll want to avoid the Goombas as they form up and then dodge them as they move around the area afterwards.

After this you’ll need to find and throw a red nut at these Goombas which will cause the tower to collapse, repeat this step again on the collapsed Goombas.

While throwing the nut onto the collapsed Goombas, throw it in a line so you can knock all of them out in a single shot.

Chain Chomp’s Lava Lunge
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the circle pad.

The objective of this mini-game is to lure Chain Chomp into jumping on the red metal grates situated on the platform. This will cause lava to splash onto him which will make him take damage.

Rinse and repeat that to finish this mini-game, other than this the only thing you need to note is that he has 2 attacks, one is a tackle and the other is a jump.

Mr. Blizzard’s Snow Storm
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the Stylus.

This is a relatively simple mini-game where you have to roll the ball downhill by sliding the stylus and avoiding any obstacles that come along the way.

King Bob-omb’s Court of Chaos
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the Stylus.

This is more of a puzzle-ish mini-game in which you have to create a bridge by sliding the tiles around before the bomb explodes.
You have a time-frame of approx. 15 seconds so you have to do this fast.

Dry Bowser’s Brain Bonk
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the A,B,X,Y,L and R keys or the D pad.

This is a very easy mini-game. It starts out with Dry Bowser showing you a button sequence which you have to memorize.
After that, once you’re indicated you have to press the buttons in the same order and you’ll damage him.

Bowser’s Sky Scuffle
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the D-pad, moving the 3DS and the A key.

There’s two parts to this mini-game. In this first part you’ll be given three cannon balls to shoot at Bowser to cause a lot of damage.

The second part takes place on a floating platform. Bowser will shoot fireballs at you which you need to dodge for as long as this sequence lasts and then you alternate back to the first one.

Puzzle Mini-Games

Three House
This mini-game supports 1-4 players and is controlled by the D-Pad and A/B keys.

In this very simple mini-game you have to line up three blocks of the same type. You may line them up vertically, horizontally or diagonally.

Keep in mind that you can also line up more than three for extra points.

Star Turn
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the D pad and the A,B and R keys.

In this simple mini-game you just have to rotate the panels to box the stars. There’s nothing more to it than this.
Extra Mini-Games

The Choicest Voice
This mini-game supports 1 player and is controlled by the microphone.

In this mini-game you have to imitate the voice of the character by talking into the microphone. This game has 3 rounds and you can get a maximum of 50 points per round.

Ka-Goomba!
This mini-game supports 4 players and is controlled by moving the 3DS and the A key.

Move your 3DS around to aim at the Goomba’s and fire at them using the A key to get points.

Sinking Feeling
This mini-game supports 1-4 players and is controlled by the circle pad.

The objective of this mini-game is to run to the tower. While this may sound simple, it’s made fairly difficult because of all the obstacles and lava you have to deal with as you make your way to the tower.

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