Cardinal Rule

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Cardinal Rule
Cardinal Rule from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Time limit 10 seconds per round
Music Lazy Day Lollygag

Cardinal Rule is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party 7. The term "cardinal rule" is used for the most fundamental and important rules in a code of conduct.


Four Shy Guys toss cards onto the carpet.


Both players on two teams have to ground-pound the card that matches the card shown in the center of the screen. However, many cards can be variations of one card. For example, there can be a Bob-omb, Koopa Troopa, and Goomba card with their eyes open or closed. The first team to get three pairs wins the game.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button A Button – Ground Pound

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Look at the card in the center of the screen, then Ground Pound the matching card pair."
  • Advice"The first team to win 3 times takes the match. Watch out, however! Many cards look alike."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みつけてカード
Mitskete kādo
Find the Card
French Les Deux font la Paire Two Make the Pair (expression meaning "They are two of a kind")
German Zwillingssuche Twins Search
Italian Salta e accoppia Jump and connect
Spanish Espejo, espejito Mirror, Little Mirror (pun on "Mirror, mirror on the wall..." from Snow White)