If your in that bowling mini game the one wher the shell is the bolwing ball when you see your in the cloud you have to be bowling thuogh if you move around or press a button you actually do what you do in the game so in the bowling game if your bowling and you press A you gaze far back into the clouds untill you can't even see yourself.
I have some tips for the Mini-games in this game (and did you know that if you get all the Mini-games except the ??? games, you get a new ??? Mini-game?).
In Water Whirled, it is a good idea to hold the A-button, also in the turns. Not even Hard Level Computer-figures can beat you then! This also works in Dizzy Dinghies.
When in Game Guy's room to get the third ??? Mini-game, Mario's Puzzle Party Pro, good bets to bet high coins on are Game Guy's Lucky 7 and the Chomp Cake-eating contest if you bet on Big Chomp.
One last hint for Mario's Puzzle Party and Puzzle Party Pro: Just let the blocks drop with the Z-button, then you hve a big chance of gaining points quick, but also a little chance of your field to fill and losing by that.