FAQ by Roguesquad6
Mario Party 3 on SuperCheats.com
||\\    ||\\     ________ ______ _______   _____ 
|| \\   || \\    ||    || ||  || |__  __| / ___ \ 
||  \\  ||  \\   ||____|| ||__||   | |    | | | | 
||   \\ ||   \\  ||----|| ||\\   __| |__  | |_| | 
||    \\||    \\ ||    || || \\  |______| \____ / 

________  
||    || _______  ______ ________ \\  // 
||____|| ||    || ||  || |__  __|  \\// 
||       ||____|| ||__||    ||      || 
||       ||----|| ||  \\    ||      || 
||       ||    || ||   \\   ||      ||
-----| 
     | 
-----| 
     | 
-----|

By Roguesquad6

Version 1.3

First Added: 1/22/09

Last Update: 1/26/09

This game is Copyright 2001 Hudson and Nintendo.

This guide is Copyright 2009 Roguesquad6.

Currently, the only sites allowed to host this
guide are GameFAQs.com, SuperCheats.com, and
NeoSeeker.com. If you would like to
add/host this guide at your site, e-mail me (my
email address is in the Contact section).
Credit must be given to Roguesquad6 - me.
Please only use the most recent version of
this guide on your website if I have granted
you permission. The latest version of this
guide can always be found first at GameFAQs.com.

==============
Special Thanks
==============

GameFAQs.com: For hosting this guide.
SuperCheats.com: For hosting this guide.
NeoSeeker.com: For hosting this guide.
Nintendo: For releasing the N64.
Hudson: For creating Mario Party 3.
DBM11085: For allowing me to use
Story Mode information from his
guide.

=================
Table of Contents
=================

1. What's New
2. Introduction/Characters
3. FAQ
4. Battle Royal Map Spaces
5. Duel Map Spaces
6. Items
7. Controls
8. Story Mode
8.1. Story Script
9. Duel Mode Helpers Guide
10. 4-Player Mini-Games
11. 1 vs. 3 Mini-Games
12. 2 vs. 2 Mini-Games
13. 1 vs. 1 Mini-Games
14. Game Guy Mini-Games
15. Item Mini-Games
16. Battle Mini-Games
17. Hidden Mini-Games 
18. Secrets
19. Unlockables
20. Contact
21. End of Document

=============
1. What's New
=============

1/22/09: Started Guide (version 1.0 complete)

1/23/09: Reorganized Guide (version 1.1 complete)

1/23/09: Added a plethora of information to the guide (version 1.2 complete)

1/26/09: Updated Story Mode section and credited DBM11085 for allowing me to
use the information from his guide (version 1.3 currently)

Current Version: 1.3

Please note that more updates will
be coming soon. I will continue to
improve upon this guide as much as
possible.

==========================
2. Introduction/Characters 
==========================

In the center of the vast universe, a remarkably bright star was born. 
It was a star that is born only once in a thousand years, the 
Millennium Star. According to legend, whoever possessed the mystical 
star was destined to become the Superstar of the Universe. However, 
since the Millennium Star was but a newborn, it fell from the sky.
Around that Time, Mario and his friends were all happily relaxing when 
suddenly the Millennium Star came crashing down. Mario and his friends 
soon began arguing about who should keep the Millennium Star.
Suddenly, The Millennium Star gave off a brilliantly bright flash of 
light. And with that bright flash Mario and his friends were 
transported inside a giant toy box!
"Greetings. I am the Millennium Star. You must pass my test to prove 
yourself worthy of possessing me. You must journey across many lands 
and collect the Star Stamps. If you can collect all seven, I shall 
accept you as the top Superstar in the universe."

Mario- The ever-cheerful Mario scampers about using the Golden 
Mushroom. His goal this time is to be the top Superstar in the 
universe. Mario is an all around character, great for beginners, and 
great in the hands of a pro. 

Luigi- Luigi is as dependable as ever as he uses his wits to master 
Mini-Games. He favors shortcuts using the Skeleton Key. Luigi is 
somebody that I've never used. If anybody has something to add about 
Luigi, please send me your review on him. 

Peach- Peach masters Mini-Games with an easy grace. Her surprising 
fondness for the Plunder Chest reveals her mischievous side. Peach is 
very fast, but she lacks strength in games that require you to punch. 

Donkey Kong- In tests of Strength, DK is the top banana. He loves to 
use the Reverse Mushroom to send his opponents in the wrong direction. 
This guy is very slow, but he makes up for it with his incredible 
strength. 

Yoshi- The unpredictable Yoshi bewilders his opponents. To turn the 
tables, the Warp Block is his item of choice. Yoshi is my favorite 
character, but he seems to be subject to the Warp Block. Almost anytime 
an opponent uses it, he seems to be the one they switch with.

Daisy- Making her first appearance in the Mario Party series is the 
delightful tomboy Daisy. She can only be used in Party Mode. She is 
very similar to Peach.

Wario- In Duel Mini-Games, Wario is a matchless opponent. When he holds 
the Dueling Glove, there's bound to be trouble. Wario is another Strong 
but slow character. Not one of my favorites, but he's not too bad.

Waluigi- The craftiest guy of all, it's Waluigi. He's also appearing 
here for the first time and likewise can be used only in party mode. 
Never used him either. Somebody Email me telling me if he is any good.

Millennium Star- Only one is born every 1,000 years, a star among 
stars. It is said that whoever possesses it will be the greatest 
Superstar in the entire universe. He is the character that gives you 
Stars in the Battle Royal Maps.

Tumble- A magical die brought to life by the Millennium star, he's the 
player's guide and helper. He sets up the Mini game settings, and 
basically runs the boards.

Toad- His Role is less important in this Mario Party, but he is still 
very active. This time, he runs the Toad Store. You can buy items from 
him.

Baby Bowser- His role is the same as Toad's. He runs a different store 
then Toad. Only Evil Items are available from him. Also, both Toad and 
Baby Bowser may appear and ask you a question when you land on an Item 
Space.

======
3. FAQ
======

Send all questions to kevin[at]starwarsgalaxy[dot]zzn[dot]com, I will 
put your question with an answer on there in the next update.

Q: How do you acquire a Koopa Card?
A: There are 3 ways to acquire a Koopa Card:
1. You can get it randomly from Mini Bowser or Toad when they ask you
a question.
2. You can find it in hidden blocks that appear on some blue spaces.
3. You can acquire it from Item Bags that you can buy in shops.

Q: what is the last rare mini-game?
A: The last rare mini-game is the 1-player mode of Mario Puzzle Party.
You can unlock it by getting 1,000 or more coins in Game Guy's Room.
You can unlock Game Guy's Room by being a Miracle Star in Story mode.

Q: Are there any unlockables characters in Mario Party 3?
A: No, there are no unlockable characters in Mario Party 3, or any
Nintendo 64 Mario Party game for that matter.

Q: What is the highest rank you can get?
A: The highest rank is S.

Q: What is the lowest rank you can get?
A: The lowest rank is C.

Q: What is the highest rank you can get after beating Story mode?
A: Miracle Star.

Q: How do you beat the Millenium Star in a Stardust battle?
A: Grab the shooting stars with B and throw the star when he's near
the ground with B. He will change the field if you hit him a few times.
The ice field is the last field.

Q: How do you get through the red door in the Game Room?
A: Successfully complete Story mode and get as many 'S' rankings as possible.
If you get enough 'S' rankings you'll be known as the Miracle Star. Then you
will be able to access the Game Room.

Q: Does the difficulty level matter in Story mode?
A: The difficulty level doesn't matter in Story mode. You can play on Easy and
still become a Miracle Star.

Q: How do you get an 'S' ranking?
A: In order to get an 'S' ranking you'll have to clear Battle Royal with at
least 2 more stars than the second placer. In duel mode, you must have at
least 3 more heart pieces than your opponent.

==========================
4. Battle Royal Map Spaces
==========================

Blue Space 
When you land on this space, you gain 3 coins.  If you are in the last 
5 turns, you will gain 6 coins.

Red Space 
When you land on this space, you lose 3 coins.  If you are in the last 
5 turns, you will lose 6 coins.

Bowser Space 
When you land here, you will play Bowser's Roulette.  You can win a 
bowser phone or bowser suit, but you can also lose as much as 30 coins, 
and other things too..

Chance Time 
When you land here, you will play chance time.  A slot type machine.  
You will choose the prize, which can range from stars to coins, and who 
gives it to who.

Battle Space 
When you land here, you will play a battle mini-game.  It can range 
anywhere from 0 to 50 coins.  If it's 0, you wont play.

Happening Space
When you land here, different things will happen depending on the board 
that you are playing on.

Item Space 
If you land here you will get to play an item mini-game.  Or if you're 
lucky you will be asked a question and given the opportunity to get 
rare items.

Koopa Bank 
If you land here, you will get all the coins that the bank has 
collected so far in the game.

Game Guy 
If you land here, Game Guy takes all your coins.  You then have to play 
a game to win then back double.  Some games will even have x4, x6, x8, 
x10, x16, x32 and x64.  If you lose though, you don't get the coins 
back.

==================
5. Duel Map Spaces 
==================

Basic Space 
When you land on this, your face will pop up on it.  If you land on it 
with your face there, you will gain coins, if your opponent lands on 
yours, he will lose coins and they will go to you.  Vise-versa.

Mini-Game Space 
When you land here, you will play a 1 vs. 1 mini game against your 
opponent.

Power-Up Space 
When you land here, your partner(s) will power up.  Their Attack, 
Stamina, and Salary will all double.  Can be good, can be bad.

Backwards Space 
When you land here, you will roll another die and that's how many 
spaces you will move backwards.

Game Guy Space 
If you land here, Game Guy takes all your coins.  You then have to play 
a game to win then back double.  Some games will even have x4, x6, x8, 
x10, x16, x32 and x64.  If you lose though, you don't get the coins 
back

Happening Space 
When you land here, an event on the board will occur.

======== 
6. Items 
========

Skeleton Key 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- Sometimes, a gate may block the shortest route to a Star.  
If you have a skeleton key handy, you may be able to waltz through a 
barricade.

Mushroom 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- A step down from the Golden Mushroom, the regular variety 
of mushroom will give you 2 rolls of the die.

Poison Mushroom 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- The Poison Mushroom restricts a player from moving more 
than 3 spaces on the next turn.  Use it on any player that's closing in 
a star or if the bank is right near you and you want to land on it.

Reverse Mushroom 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- To make a player backtrack on the next move, use a 
Reverse Mushroom.  If you're cursed, avoid a lengthy retreat by using 
one on yourself.  A good tip that I have learned is by going by boo, 
then using the reverse mushroom next turn on yourself to turn around 
and go right back for him!  Same if a star appears behind you, use it 
to go back!

Cellular Shopper 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- If you're far from a shop and need an item quickly, the 
cellular shopper will put you in touch with Toad or Baby Bowser.  Give 
either merchant a call to get your item right on the spot.

Warp Block 
Cost- 5 Coins 
What it does- If your stuck in a booby-trapped part of the Game Board, 
use the warp block to trade places with someone.  Be careful when using 
it since you'll swap places with a random person.

Plunder Chest 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- With the chest, you can swipe an opponents item.  Target 
Rivals who have the precious Magic Lamp or Boo Bell.  If you're 
opponent has more than one item, you'll steal one at random.

Bowser Phone 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- When Bowser pops up, he'll make his victim choose one of 
the handful of propositions.  Put your opponents in dire dilemma by 
phoning up Koopa King and sending him their way.

Dueling Glove 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- If one of your rivals is sitting pretty with a mountain 
of coins, the Dueling Glove will give you a chance to win them.  The 
handy item allows you to challenge your opponents for all their money 
(or less).

Lucky Lamp 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- Mushroom Genie will change the location of the star if 
you use this.  Rub the lamp when someone's close to the star or when 
the star is in a hazardous part of the game board.

Golden Mushroom 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- When booby traps lay a few steps away from you or you 
need to go the extra distance, pluck out the Golden Mushroom.  You'll 
get 3 dice rolls so you'll be able to travel up to 30 spaces in one 
turn!

Boo Bell 
Cost- 15 Coins 
To steal a star or coins from an opponent, give the boo bell a jingle.  
When you ring it, boo will offer to steal something from the rival of 
your choice.  If you pay him 50 coins, he steals a Star.

Boo Repellant 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- Players can hire boo to steal coins or stars from you.  
If the ghost is trying to scare up some of your booty, the Boo 
Repellant will protect you.  Buy it if someone owns a Boo Bell or is 
close to Boo.

Bowser Suit 
Cost- 10 Coins 
What it does- When players are nearby, put the bowser suit on.  You can 
don the outfit for one turn, and any players that you pass or pass you 
will lose 20 coins and they will go to you.

Magic Lamp 
Cost- 20 Coins 
What it does- The easiest way to reach a star is by summoning the magic 
genie to carry you off to the star no matter how difficult it is to 
reach.  You'll need 20 coins to buy his lamp and 20 more to buy the 
star.

Item Bag 
Cost- 30 Coins 
What it does- The best deal for your money, the item bag comes stuffed 
with 3 random goodies.  The item's in Toad's Grab Bag differ from the 
ones in Baby Bowser's, and either one is worth the bargain.

Koopa Card 
Cost- Rare: Not sold in stores 
What it does- One of the 4 rare items you can score only by lucking out 
on an item space.  The Koopa Card will allow you to withdraw all the 
coins from the bank when you pass it.  Cha-ching! :P

Barter Box 
Cost- Rare: Not sold in stores 
What it does- All players can carry up to 3 items at a time.  If the 
Barter Box is in your inventory, you can use it to trade all of your 
items for everything in your opponent's inventory.

Lucky Charm 
Cost- Rare: Not sold in stores 
What it does- The Game Guy's Chance games are a gamble because you must 
put all of your money on the line to play.  Use the Lucky Charm so 
he'll challenge one of your rivals to come play the Game Guy for all or 
nothing.

Wacky Watch 
Cost- Rare: Not sold in stores 
What it does- By activating the Wacky Watch, you'll make it so that 
only 5 turns remain.  Use it to finish things quickly when your in the 
lead or to extend a game when its on it's last turn.

===========
7. Controls 
===========

This is the controls for the game board, and MOST mini games…

A Button- Confirm Selection, Hit Dice Block, Jump.

B Button- Cancel Selections, Return to previous menus, Use Items.

Z Button- View Entire Map.

L Button- Taunt

R Button- View the Scroll Map

Start- Pause

C UP- View Item Explanations.

C Left- View Mini Game Rules, and tips.

=============
8. Story Mode 
=============

Pre-Game Settings
-----------------

Before you start Story Mode for the first time, there are a few settings you 
must adjust before you play, including the player you wish to use (Waluigi 
and Daisy are NOT accessible in Story Mode), the difficulty setting of the 
game, and if you want all mini-games or just the easy ones. Those settings 
are kept until you complete Story Mode or if you start a new file. Also, you 
play for 15 turns on each board in this mode.

Game Order
----------

Story Mode is a little different than the rest of the game because of the set 
order you do things in. Here is the order in which you take on the regular 
(also known as Battle Royal Maps), the Duel Maps, and which Star Stamp you 
win and where:

Battle Royal Map 1 - Chilly Waters
Duel Map 1 - Gate Guy (Wit Star Stamp)
Battle Royal Map 2 - Deep Bloober Sea
Duel Map 2 - Arrowhead (Kindness Star Stamp)
Battle Royal Map 3 - Spiny Desert
Duel Map 3 - Pipesqueak (Strength Star Stamp)
Battle Royal Map 4 - Woody Woods
Duel Map 4 - Blowhard (Love Star Stamp)
Battle Royal Map 5 - Creepy Cavern
Duel Map 5 - Mr. Mover (Courage Star Stamp)
Daisy Duel Map - Backtrack (Beauty Star Stamp)
Waluigi Battle Royal Map - Waluigi's Island (Mischief Star Stamp)
VS. Millennium Star (Stardust Battle)

After you beat the first 5 regular/Duel boards, Daisy will appear and you'll 
have to play her on the Backtrack Duel board. When you beat that, you will 
then be challenged by Waluigi, and you'll play him on his regular game board, 
known as Waluigi's Island. After you beat his board, the Millennium Star will 
be floating in the air in the main area. Select it and you'll have to play 
against it in a mini-game where you must defeat Millennium Star. Information 
on this game will be at the end of the Mini-Games section of the guide. When 
you beat that, you will have completed the entire Story Mode and the credits 
will show.

*Credit goes to Devin Morgan (DBM11085) for allowing me to use the Story Mode
information in this guide.*

=================
8.1. Story Script
=================

In the center of the vast universe, a remarkably bright star was born. It was 
a star that is born only once in a thousand years, the Millenium Star. 
According to legend, whoever possessed this mystical star was destined to 
become the Superstar of the universe. However, since the Millenium Star was 
but a newborn, it fell from the starry sky.

Around that time, Mario and his friends were all happily relaxing when 
suddenly the Millenium Star came crashing down. Mario and his friends soon 
began arguing about who should keep the Millenium Star.

Suddenly, the Millenium Star gave off a brilliantly bright flash of light. 
And with that bright flash, Mario and his friends were transported inside a 
toy box!

"Greetings. I am the Millenium Star. You must pass my test to prove yourself 
worthy of possessing me. You must journey across many lands and collect the 
Star Stamps. If you can collect all seven, I shall accept you as the top 
Superstar in the universe."

==========================
9. Duel Mode Helpers Guide
========================== 

Name- Koopa Troopa 
Character That it comes with- Mario 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 2 
Salary- 1 Coin per turn 
Advantages- Its advantage is it's semi high life, it can take a hit and 
live from many of the Helpers.  Also a low salary 
Disadvantages- Its disadvantage is it's low attack.  Many enemies can 
escape it's wrath.

Name- Goomba 
Character That it comes with- Luigi 
Attack- 2 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 2 Coins per turn 
Advantages- It has the advantage by delivering a good amount of damage 
with low salary. 
Disadvantages- The disadvantage of Goomba is obviously it's low life.

Name- Toad 
Character That it comes with- Peach 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 1 Coin per turn 
Advantages- When you land on one of your opponent's spaces, you won't 
have to pay any money.  Also the low salary is good and can keep him in 
there 
Disadvantages- Low attack and low Life

Name- Bob-omb 
Character That it comes with- Wario 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 2 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- There isn't too much of an advantage to this guy, except 
semi-low pay, can also be called high though. 
Disadvantages- Low life, low attack, and high pay.

Name- Boo 
Character That it comes with- Yoshi 
Attack- 2 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 3 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- When a character attacks boo, boo will turn around and do 
the same amount of damage, also has a good attack power. 
Disadvantages- The attack's from opponents may go right through boo 
damaging your character

Name- Whomp 
Character That it comes with- Donley Kong 
Attack- 0 
Stamina- 4 
Salary- 3 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- High Defense 
Disadvantages- Can't attack opponent, and high pay.

Name- Snifit 
Character That it comes with- Daisy 
Attack- 2 
Stamina- 2 
Salary- 5 Coins per turn 
Advantages- This character will usually give you a few coins at the 
start of each turn.  Also good attack power and good stamina. 
Disadvantages- High Salary.

Name- Piranha Plant 
Character That it comes with- Waluigi 
Attack- 3 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 5 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- It sometimes makes an extra die appear.  High attack.  Also 
something that I found is when I powered up Piranha Plant, he could do 
6 damage killing my opponent who had full health in 1 turn 
Disadvantages- High Pay, Low Stamina

Name- Thwomp 
Character That it comes with- N/A 
Attack- 0 
Stamina- 2 
Salary- 4 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- It can crush your opponent's helper in 1 turn. 
Disadvantages- Can't attack opponent, and high pay.

Name- Chain Chomp 
Character That it comes with- N/A 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 2 
Salary- 6 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- When it attacks, it will attack every member of the 
opponent's force, dealing damage to all of them.  Also fairly good 
stamina. 
Disadvantages- HIGH AS HELL PAY… hehe

Name- Snowman 
Character That it comes with- N/A 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 3 
Salary- 2 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- High stamina, and low pay for the good character he is. 
Disadvantages- Definitely the low attack, but it's not so bad, this 
character is very good.

Name- Baby Bowser 
Character that it comes with- N/A 
Attack- 1 
Stamina- 1 
Salary- 3 Coins Per Turn 
Advantages- It's attack will multiply by 3. 
Disadvantages- High Pay, 60% chance of hitting.
 
=======================
10. 4-Player Mini Games
=======================

Mario's Puzzle Party 
In this Tetris-style puzzler, you can be the hit of the block party by 
eliminating multiple blocks at the same time.  Match colors and use 
Thwomp to squish blocks.

Water Whirled 
The first to sail five laps around the waterway wins.  You'll drift a 
lot while cornering on the choppy seas, so veer early to avoid making 
wide turns

Snowball Summit 
Stand in place and press B rapidly to form a snowball, then push it 
around the playfield to build it up.  The bigger the snowball, the more 
punch it will pack.

Parasol Plummet 
Unlike the other four-player games, everyone has a chance to pocket 
some coins.  Open and close your parasol to control your descent and 
float into falling coins.

Curtain Call 
As a chorus line of Boos, Koopas, and Goombas dance across the stage, 
memorize their order.  Road will quiz you on their positions, like who 
was third from the left.

Messy Memory 
Reshelf the items in their proper places.  The Shy guy won't take down 
all of the items, so carefully watch them so you memorize only what is 
necessary.

Toadstool Titan 
The player who smashes the block that contains the Mushroom will become 
a giant who must attack the other players.  Avoid getting stomped by 
running walls.

M.P.I.Q. 
In Mario Party 3, Toad is the host with the most trivia questions.  He 
loves to quiz characters on mini game records, so pay attention to 
scores to pass his test.

Aces High 
In the wild, blue yonder, dogfight with your 3 rivals and be the last 
one who isn't grounded. Use the radar in the center of the screen and 
change altitude if you are targeted.

Chip Shot Challenge 
Chip the ball as close to the hole as you can.  Monitor how the terrain 
and your rivals' power and aim affect their shots, then adjust your 
golf swing accordingly.

Rockin' Raceway 
Tap A and B alternately, rocking out a rhythm that leaves your power 
meter with at least 2 carrots.  Time your taps so you teeter over the 
power-up when it isn't blue.

The Beat Goes On 
While keeping time with the beat, mimic the button sequence.  Each 
drummer will build upon the rhythm by adding a personal button tap.  
It's safe to keep your added beat simple if your playing against 
computers, but if you're drumming with friends, break the pattern to 
make things tricky for them.

Treadmill Grill 
Try to stay on the shrinking treadmill while avoiding the fire, and try 
to scorch the competition by attacking your rivals so they're helpless.  
If you attack using the ground pound, make sure no flames are nearby 
because it takes a second to recover from the move.

Awful Tower 
Jump from block to block to climb the tower. The fastest climber, wins.  
The Hammer Bros. will throw hammers at you to block your way. Use good 
timing to pass by them.

Bounce 'n' Trounce 
Get on a bouncing ball, then knock your rivals off the playing field.  
As time passes, the playing field drops away one block at a time. Be 
careful not to drop away, too. 

Cheep Cheep Chase 
Swim like mad to avoid the hungry Cheep Cheep. Dive to avoid the bombs 
in the water.  '!' will appear over your head just before the Cheep 
Cheep is going to catch you. Repeatedly press A to swim away.

Frigid Bridges 
Use blocks to fix the broken path. The first player to carry 3 blocks 
and fix the path, wins.  The path is frozen, so it's slippery. Don't 
panic. Exercise caution and control. 

Ice Rink Risk 
Try to avoid being hit by the spiked Koopa shell that slides around the 
frozen playing field.  The more the Koopa shell moves, the faster it 
bounces, so watch out. The last player remaining wins the coins.

Picture Imperfect 
There will be a picture shown to you, and then it will dissolve, with 
good timing, you must recreate this picture.  There will be slot 
machine type parts moving around fairly quick, you must press the 
button on the right one.

Pipe Cleaners 
Hit the Baby Bowsers with the hammer as they pop out of the pipes on 
either side of you.  The Baby Bowsers will try to fool you. The player 
who scores the most, gets coins.

====================== 
11. 1 vs. 3 Mini Games
======================

Thwomp Pull 
Press the button that appears on-screen to power your sled.  Tap the 
button quickly, but hesitate if a snowball is falling in your path.  If 
you don't wait for it to land, you'll crash into it.

Boulder Ball 
If you're the solo player who's rolling the boulder's down the slope, 
ricochet them off the walls.  If you're a member of the three-person 
team, zigzag up the hill to reach the top.

Ridiculous Relay 
The Hang Glider and the Robot spider are the most difficult vehicles to 
handle in the relay.  Glider pilots must focus on dodging obstacles, 
while spider pilots must focus on a rhythm.

Tidal Toss 
While one player makes waves, the other three must hop over them.  Stay 
afloat by standing close to the boat and jumping immediately after the 
solo player hops.

Hide and Sneak 
One player has three chances to guess the hiding spots of the other 
three players.  Success in Hide and Sneak is based purely on luck, so 
it's more fair than the other 1 vs. 3 games.

Coconut Conk 
3 players are atop a tree and one is below in a barrel.  The player 
below tries to roll around trying not to get hit by the 3 atop when 
they ground pound trees and coconuts fall.  Very Simple Game.

Crazy Cogs 
Three players: Try to avoid all of the incoming Bullet Bills. Single 
player: Spin the cog the other players are standing on.  If one player 
remains till the end, the 3-player team wins. So, even if you are all 
alone, keep trying and don't give up.

Hand, Line, and Sinker 
Reel in the 3 who have become fish. If all get caught, the single 
player wins.  You can move the Magic Hand a little after you cast.

River Raiders 
Ride on Koopa shells and try to collect coins as they flow down the 
river.  If you hit a floating log, you won't be able to collect coins 
for a short time.

Spotlight Swim 
1 player tries to swim around the pool without getting caught by the 3 
trying to all get their spotlight on him.  It's best for the one player 
to dive right when all 3 spotlights are right there.  It's best for the 
3 players to keep as close together as possible.

====================== 
12. 2 vs. 2 Mini Games
======================

Baby Bowser Broadside 
In this game, you will pair up with your partner to shoot the Baby 
Bowser moving around in the middle.  You try to shoot as rapid as you 
can, and move slightly at turning points.

Cosmic Coster 
Ride the roller coaster and move side to side dodging obstacles hanging 
over the track.  Look into the distance to anticipate upcoming hazards.

Eatsa Pizza 
The duo that gobbles up the most pizza in 30 seconds wins.  Rapidly tap 
A to eat and sweep back and forth while moving forwards to chow down on 
big chunks of the pizza.

Etch 'n' Catch 
Work together to etch circles around the toad stamp.  The game is quite 
hard because it takes both of you to complete a circle unless you're 
really good. :)

Hyper Hydrants 
In this game, their will be a field with flames in it.  You must work 
with your partner to destroy the flames.  This is my worst game..Sadly 
I have never destroyed a flame :P.  I guess I'm not the fireman type, 
hehe.

Log Jam 
Place logs on the chopping block or hack them into firewood by pressing 
the button that appears on your screen.  If you hit the wrong button, 
you won't be able to move for a second.

Picking Panic 
Pick and toss cherries into the basket to harvest them for victory.  
When timing and tossing your cherries, keep in mind that bigger bunches 
of cherries won't fly as far as smaller ones.

Pump, Pump, and Away 
Press A and B with good timing to pump up your rocket. The team whose 
rocket flies higher, wins.  Push the pump down when it flashes to send 
the most air to the rocket.

Slot Synch 
Pair up to hit character blocks. Try to hit the same character as your 
partner did.  Be sure not to get Baby Bowser, as he will make you lose 
1 point.

======================
13. 1 vs. 1 Mini Games
====================== 

Vine with Me 
Jump from vine to vine in a race through the piranha plant forest.  The 
main thing you must concentrate on is timing.  Try to nail the button 
right when 2 vines are crossing each other.

Popgun Pick-off 
Shoot the Baby Bowser Targets as they appear in the windows.  Don't hit 
Toad!  You will have to be very rapid and accurate.  If 3 Baby Bowser's 
are lined up, move the control stick across them while shooting rapidly 
to score big.

End of the Line 
Climb aboard the Steamer, then choose the correct tunnel.  A good 
strategy is to follow which way your opponent goes first, try to 
memorize which ones are wrong and which are right.

Baby Bowser Bonkers 
Baby Bowsers are poppin' up everywhere, so stomp on em'!  A good 
strategy is to hit one baby Bowser then try to cause a jumping type 
chain reaction by going from one to the next.

Silly Screws 
Spin the nuts to line them up.  A good strategy is to hold right at all 
times, as it will cut precious seconds off your time.  Spin Rapid to 
get there, then slow down when you are nearing the end.

Crowd Cover 
As the characters disperse, choose the matching picture.  Its pretty 
easy to tell who it is, so just watch carefully and be very quick to 
answer.

Tick Tock Hop 
Jump to dodge the minute hand as it comes spinning toward you.  Be 
careful, because the Clock can speed  up the hour hand or the minute 
hand at either time.  Time your jumps carefully.

Bowser Toss 
Spin Bowser Round and Round, then see how far you can toss him.  Spin 
Rapidly while trying to keep at a 45 degree angle (/).  If set right, 
you will send your Baby Bowser soaring.

Motor Rooter 
Race Koopa Shells through pipes where Amps are hiding.  Be sure to get 
all the turbo's you can.  And look ahead to see where you need to be to 
pass the amp, it will help.

Fowl Play 
Catch the runaway chicken before your opponent does.  Try to get the 
chicken cornered where it has no moves, then make sure your opponent is 
away, then snatch the chicken.

=======================
14. Game Guy Mini Games
=======================

These games don't have names, but oh well, I can make up some :P

Lucky 7's 
In this game, you will try to match or get higher than Game Guy's roll.  
You will have 2 rolls, and you cannot exceed 7.  If you match or beat 
him, you will get x2, if you get 7 in 2 rolls, you get x10

Little Chomp vs. Big Chomp
In this you will bet on which chomp will eat the cake the fastest.  
Coin Multipliers can range anywhere from x2 to x64.  A huge tip is to 
read what each character is saying before they eat, such as "I'm 
hungry!" or "Too sweet to eat…"

Roulette 
You will bet on which character the roulette will land on, a very 
simple and practical game. :)

Toad or Baby Bowser 
In this game toad and baby bowser will be in one of the 2 boxes, you 
must pick which box has the toad on it.  First Time- x2, If you risk it 
and go again, it will be x4, and if you try yet again, you can win x8 
of what you started with.

===================
15. Item Mini Games
===================

Dorrie Dip
If you pound on Dorrie's back, she'll grab an item for you.  Keep in 
mind that it takes a little while for Dorrie to pick up an item after 
you have ground pounded.

Winner's Wheel 
This is a roulette type game.  How I usually win the item of my choice 
is stop the wheel on the item before the one I want.  It will usually 
spin around once then land on the next item.

Bobbing Bow-loons 
Unlike other minigames, Item Games are one-player activities that offer 
items instead of coins.  In the archery game, wait for a clear shot to 
nail an item.

Swing 'n' Swipe 
Keep an eye on Baby Bowser who's carrying the prize you're after, then 
whack him with your hammer.  As long as you hit a baby bowser, you'll 
win a prize.

Hey, Batter, Batter! 
No strikes or balls are allowed in Baby Bowser's baseball game.  You 
have one chance to hit baby bowser's pitch.  Use the control stick to 
aim for the prize you want, and avoid hitting the ball down the center 
since Baby Bowser will usually catch it.

Swinging with Sharks 
Before the 10-second time limit expires, you must leap from your swing 
in the hopes of landing on an item.  Timing is important- to reach the 
farthest item, you must hit A when you are at the beginning of your 
downswing.

=====================
16. Battle Mini Games
=====================

All Fired Up 
Avoid the different Podoboos that will fan out in different patterns.  
When the flames line up and spin around the arena, run from the fire 
hazard rather than jumping over it.

Eye Sore 
Run clockwise around the eye until it disappears.  Podoboo's will 
ignite in your path, so dodge them or wait for them to flicker out 
while making laps around the peeper.

Merry-go-Chomp 
This is a game based 100% on luck.  You will choose a color, and then 
Chain Chomp will spin the thing, if it lands on your color, you're out.

Slap Down 
In this game, you must be the first to slap the plant that matches the 
one shown to you in the center of the screen.  It can be very tempting 
when the computer messes up, it might make you hit the button if you 
are too ready, hehe :)

Stacked Deck 
Use a Ground Pound to flip the card and find a Toad. If you flip over a 
Baby Bowser, you lose!  If you flip over a Boo, the order of turns will 
change, so watch out!

Storm Chasers 
Chase the roving rain cloud so your pottery gets soaked.  Stay ahead of 
the crowd so you can hog the rain for yourself and dodge the moles that 
try to trip you.

Three Door Monty 
Boo, Goomba, and Koopa will all enter a door, then the doors will lose.  
It will then flash a picture of one of the characters, and you must be 
the first to tap the button of the door that the character went into.

Locked Out 
Players always out-number doors and keys by one.  Race to the key that 
matches the emblem on the door and press the B button to fend off 
grabby rivals.

=====================
17. Hidden Mini Games
=====================

Mario's Puzzle Party Pro 
Score as many points as you can in the Mario's Puzzle Party 1-Player 
Game.  You will have 3 minutes to score all that you can.  Be warned 
that garbage blocks fall at every 100 points.  If you get out before 
the 3 minutes, you're score won't count.

Stardust Battle 
Gather up the falling stars that land in the playing field, then throw 
them at the Millennium Star.  If you try to pick up a falling star 
while it's still glowing, you'll be out, so be careful. A good strategy 
is to run around the outside of the playing field and then snatch one 
as you are running by.

Dizzy Dinghies 
In this game, you will be in a Jet Ski type craft and you will race 
around a course trying to get the best time.  There are 3 courses, and 
this is a very simple game :P

===========
18. Secrets
===========

Bonus game boards 
Successfully complete story mode to unlock the Backtracks and Waluigi's 
Island game boards in party mode.

Classic saved game names 
Create a new saved game file, but do not enter a name. The game will 
automatically name the file after a classic Nintendo character.

Easy coins 
Roll doubles on the dice after using a mushroom for ten coins.

Taunt 
While playing a game, press L to hear your character's taunt. You can 
only do this while on game board, but not in mini-games.

40 Free Coins
If you have 0 coins (you can still have a star or stars) and happen to
land on Bowser's space, Bowser will sympathize with you and give you 40
free coins.

Koopa's Bank Free Coins
If you land on a bank space Koopa will automatically give you however many
coins are currently in the bank. You receive the amount of coins deposited.

High Dice Rolls
You can actually control what number you get on a dice roll, it's not random.
If you watch the dice carefully when it is your turn, you will see that it
bobs up and down. If you hit the dice when it is at its peak, then you will
get a high number, and vice-versa. Be careful though because if you hit it a
little too late(when it starts to go down)even if it is still near the top,
it will be a low number. Practice a lot and you will be able to land on every
good space on the board.

Secret
If your playing a long 50 turns battle Royal Map or infinite turns on Duel Map
then press start while people are moving around. Then go on save game after
every turn then you can come back to it another time.

Action Replay Codes
Any Number
YUBG-67HG-DE43D
MJM7-HHH7-BGN08

No Music Glitch
Choose the mini-game M.P.I.Q. in mini-game mode and make sure to view the
rules. Choose practice. Pause during the game when you don't hear any sound.
Unpause and press the 'R' button quickly to quit the mini-game. The game will
have no sound at all until it is reset.

===============
19. Unlockables
===============

Unlock 3 Mini-Games
Complete the following tasks to unlock the corresponding mini-game.

Unlock Stardust Battle (1st):
Beat the game on Story mode.

Unlock Dizzy Dinghies (2nd):
Play every non-secret mini-game.

Unlock 1-player Mario's Puzzle Party (3rd):
Collect 1,000 or more coins in Game Guy's Room.
NOTE: You need Game Guy's Room unlocked for this.

Unlock Gold Mt. Mariomore
Beat Hard mode with ALL characters and with ALL 'S' ranks.

Unlock Game Guy's Room
Be a Miracle Star in Story mode.

Unlock Hidden Maps
To unlock Battle Royal Map Waluigi's Island and the Duel Map
Backtrack for use in Party mode, beat the levels with those
maps in Story mode.

Unlock Miracle Star
Get about 8 'S' rankings on the Battle Royal and Duel maps.

Unlock Super Hard difficulty
Beat Story mode with nay character you choose, on Hard difficulty.
Now Super Hard difficulty is available in both Story mode and Party
mode.

Mt. Mariomore
To get your character's face on the mountain, beat story mode with
that character. Becoming the Miracle Star isn't required.

===========
20. Contact
===========

You can e-mail me at kevin[at]starwarsgalaxy[dot]zzn[dot]com for praise,
questions, comments, or inquiries about this guide. Please only use the
subject "Mario Party 3 Guide" in your e-mail message or I will delete it.
Also, my GameFAQs username and contributor name is Roguesquad6. I can also
be found on AIM. E-mail me if you want to add my AIM screenname. You can
also e-mail me submissions or additional information on Mario Party 3. If
you do this, I will add it and you will be credited for your submission.

===================
21. End of Document
===================

End of Guide.