All the Mario Party Superstars minigames by pack and our top picks

Mario and his friends are back with a familiar board game adventure, Mario Party Superstars. In the latest of all available Mario games on the Switch, players are able to dive into the nostalgia of the early Mario Party boards and minigames. In this new game, players are able to choose from one of six packs of minigames to play while rounding the board in search of the stars. The categories are skill, action, family, GameCube, Nintendo 64, and All Types. We’ve gathered up all the minigames by pack and picked the best ones!

Skill

All the games in the skill minigames pack are for strategy players. If you like to take the luck out of the equation and go in with precision, Crazy Cutters is the minigame for you. Each player starts with an outline of a Mario character and must follow the outline on a jackhammer. Whoever is the closest to the original outline wins.

4-Player Minigames

  • Booksquirm
  • Cast Aways
  • Chip-Shot Challenge
  • Crazy Cutters
  • Goomba Spotting
  • Honeycomb Havoc
  • Messy Memory
  • Night Light Fright
  • Paths of Peril
  • Rapid River Race
  • Rockin’ Raceway
  • Roll Call
  • Shy Guy Says
  • Slot Car Derby
  • Sneak ‘n’ Snore
  • Snow Whirled
  • Trace Race
  • Trap Ease Artist
  • What Goes Up
  • X-Ray Payday

2 vs. 2 Minigames

  • Bobsled Run
  • Cake Factory
  • Cashapult
  • Etch ‘n’ Catch
  • Paint Misbehavin’
  • Picking Panic
  • Rocky Road
  • Sky Pilots

1 vs. 3 Minigames

  • Archer-ival
  • GOOOOOOOAL!!
  • Look Away
  • Skewer Scurry

Action

The action minigames pack is full of high-paced minigames all about running, jumping, speeding, and dodging. Our favorite here is Mushroom Mix-Up. Everyone starts on a platform made up of different colors. All the platforms except for one, signaled by Toad’s flag, will drop and leave the losers in the water. Get too pushy, and you could end up accidentally self-destructing, be too passive, and you could get squished and taken away.

4 Player Minigames

  • Bill Blasters
  • Bombs Away
  • Bounce ‘n’ Trounce
  • Bumper Balloon Cars
  • Catch You Letter
  • Cheep Cheep Chase
  • Coney Island
  • Dizzy Dancing
  • Dinger Derby
  • Flash Forward
  • Hammer Drop
  • Hot Rope Jump
  • Ice-Rink Risk
  • Leaf Leap
  • Monty’s Revenge
  • Mush Pit
  • Mushroom Mix-Up
  • Parasol Plummet
  • Pushy Penguins
  • Snowball Summit
  • Storm Chasers
  • The Final Countdown
  • Tread Carefully

2 vs. 2 Minigames

  • Balloon Burst
  • Burnstile
  • Dungeon Dash
  • Dungeon Duos
  • Handcar Havoc
  • Revers-a-Bomb
  • Speed Hockey
  • Winner or Dinner

1 vs. 3 Minigames

  • Boulder Ball
  • Coconut Conk
  • Money Belts
  • Piranha’s Pursuit
  • Pogo-a-Go-Go
  • Quicksand Cache
  • River Raiders
  • Spotlight Swim
  • Squared Away
  • Tackle Takedown
  • Tidal Toss
  • Tube It or Lose It
  • Tug o’ War

Family

To keep it fun for all ages, the family minigames pack has something for all levels of experience. Our pick for the best minigame for the family is fun and simple without being too simple, Roll Call. All players are positioned at the bottom of the screen facing a field filled with multiple random characters. Press A as you count how many are in the field and try to keep track of which ones you’ve counted. They move! Whoever has the closest number wins!

4 Player minigames

  • Bombs Away
  • Booksquirm
  • Bowser’s Big Blast
  • Bumper Balls
  • Cast Aways
  • Catch You Letter
  • Coney Island
  • Crazy Cutters
  • Dinger Derby
  • Hammer Drop
  • Hot Rope Jump
  • Ice-Rink Risk
  • Leaf Leap
  • Mario’s Puzzle Party
  • Mushroom Mix-Up
  • Parasol Plummet
  • Pokey Pummel
  • Pushy Penguins
  • Roll Call
  • Shy Guy Says
  • Tipsy Tourney
  • Trace Race
  • Trap Ease Artist

2 vs. 2 minigames

  • Balloon Burst
  • Cake Factory
  • Dungeon Dash
  • Eatsa Pizza
  • Paint Misbehavin’
  • Speed Hockey
  • Winner or Dinner

1 vs. 3 minigames

  • Archer-ival
  • Boulder Ball
  • Coconut Conk
  • Hide-and-Sneak
  • Look Away
  • Money Belts
  • Quicksand Cache
  • River Raiders
  • Squared Away
  • Tug o’ War

GameCube

This GameCube minigame pack highlights the games from Mario Party 4-7, all playable on the GameCube system. In a combination of skill and luck is our favorite, Night-Light Fright. A Chomp is on a chain behind you in an alleyway. As you see him coming closer, you have to wait to shine your light on him to stop him. You want to have him closer to you than the other players do to themselves, but don’t want to wait too long, or he’ll get you!

4 player minigames

  • Bill Blasters
  • Booksquirm
  • Catch You Letter
  • Coney Island
  • Dark ‘n’ Crispy
  • Dinger Derby
  • Later Skater
  • Leaf Leap
  • Monty’s Revenge
  • Night-Light Fright
  • Paths of Peril
  • Pit Boss
  • Pokey Pummel
  • Pushy Penguins
  • Snow Whirled
  • The Final Countdown
  • Trace Race
  • Trap Ease Artist
  • What Goes Up…
  • X-Ray Payday

2 vs. 2 minigames

  • Beach Volley Folly
  • Burnstile
  • Dungeon Duos
  • Ice Hockey
  • Revers-a-Bomb
  • Rocky Road

1 vs. 3 minigames

  • GOOOOOOOAL!!
  • Money Belts
  • Pogo-a-Go-Go
  • Squared Away
  • Tube It or Lose It

Nintendo 64

The Nintendo 64 minigames pack has all of the games that were available in Mario Party 1-3. Taking the favorite spot in this nostalgic pack is Face Lift. At the beginning of the match, a Bowser face appears and becomes disfigured. Each player is then given their own Bowser face and has to drag Bowser’s facial features around to be the closest match to the face in the middle. What I love about this is the recall to Super Mario 64, as this was a feature you could play around with before starting the game.

4 player minigames

  • Bombs Away
  • Bounce ‘n’ Trounce
  • Bowser’s Big Blast
  • Bumper Balloon Cars
  • Bumper Balls
  • Cast Aways
  • Cheep Cheep Chase
  • Chip-Shot Challenge
  • Crazy Cutters
  • Dizzy Dancing
  • Face-Lift
  • Hammer Drop
  • Honeycomb Havoc
  • Hot Rope Jump
  • Ice-Rink Risk
  • Mario’s Puzzle Party
  • Mecha Marathon
  • Messy Memory
  • Mush Pit
  • Mushroom Mix-Up
  • Parasol Plummet
  • Rockin’ Raceway
  • Roll Call
  • Shy Guy Says
  • Slot Car Derby
  • Sneak ‘n’ Snore
  • Snowball Summit
  • Storm Chasers
  • Tipsy Tourney
  • Tread Carefully

2 vs. 2 minigames

  • Balloon Burst
  • Bobsled Run
  • Cake Factory
  • Cashapult
  • Dungeon Dash
  • Eatsa Pizza
  • Etch ‘n’ Catch
  • Handcar Havoc
  • Picking Panic
  • Puddle Paddle
  • Sky Pilots
  • Speed Hockey

1 vs. 3 minigames

  • Archer-ival
  • Boulder Ball
  • Coconut Conk
  • Hide-and-Sneak
  • Look Away
  • Piranha’s Pursuit
  • Quicksand Cache
  • River Raiders
  • Spotlight Swim
  • Tidal Toss
  • Tug o’ War

All Types

The All Types minigame pack will have a variety of all of the 100 games available in Mario Party Superstars. You can see a list of all the minigames and everything else you may need to know in our Mario Party Superstars Ultimate Guide. The game that takes the top of all for me is Shy Guy Says. Hold up the same flag as Shy Guy to stay attached to the boat. As it goes on, he gets faster and faster, and he can even psych you out. Last man standing wins!

Mini but mighty

These Mario Party Superstars games have made a huge impression throughout the years and hold a lot of memories for those who have played them growing up. There does seem to be a lot of similarities in these packs but there’s also a lot to choose from so you won’t be playing the same games over and over. Regardless of which minigame pack you choose, 100 minigames is definitely enough to keep you entertained throughout the match.

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