Don't Look

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Don't Look
MP9 4-Player Don't Look.png
Don't Look from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 9
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type Free-for-All minigame

Don't Look is a Free-for-All minigame found in Mario Party 9 and Mario Party: The Top 100. This is the only minigame in Mario Party 9 with no music and one of only two minigames in Mario Party: The Top 100 to have no music, the other being Mario Speedwagons.


The players are seen standing on the floor. They move while three groups of arrows appear.


There are 10 rounds. During each round, blue arrows pointing in different directions appear. The objective is to make the character look in the direction that the arrows are not pointing at the moment. There is only one arrow in the first two rounds, two arrows in the next four rounds, and three arrows in the last four rounds. With each passing round, there is less and less time for the player to think of where to make the character look. The player will lose the round if they look in the wrong direction or fail to look within the time limit. The player who beats the most rounds wins.

The background in this minigame is almost identical to the background of the Toad Houses in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, except without the ? Block patterns.

Toad, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, and Magikoopa stand on stools when participating in this minigame, due to being short, just like in Card Smarts. However, Koopa Troopa and Magikoopa stand on short stools, while Toad and Shy Guy stand on tall stools, since Koopa Troopa and Magikoopa are taller than Toad and Shy Guy. Toad and Shy Guy also stand on stools in Pizza Me, Mario and Launch Break. The stools are absent in Mario Party: The Top 100 since all four characters are not playable (Toad being a host, Koopa Troopa and Shy Guy being NPCs, and Magikoopa being absent altogether).


Mario Party 9[edit]

  • "Hold the Wii Remote vertically. Swing the Wii Remote up, down, left, or right to control which direction your character looks."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad Up / Down / Left / Right: Look in that direction

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 9[edit]

  • Rules"Watch for the arrows that appear on-screen, and then quickly look in a different direction than the way they're pointing!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description and on-screen"Look in the direction the arrows aren't pointing!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あっちむくなホイ!
Acchi Muku na hoi!
Don't look towards there!

Chinese 黑白配
Hēibái pèi
Black and White

Dutch Wegkijken
Looking away
French À contre-courant
To crosscurrent
German Gegen den Pfeil
Against the Arrow
Italian Così no
Not like this
Korean 참참참!
Cham Cham Cham!
(A Korean game with a similar rule. Shares its name with Look Away in Mario Party Superstars.)

Spanish ¡No mires ahí!
Don't Look There!