Driver's Ed

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This article is about the minigame in Mario Party 2. For the microgame known as "Driver's Ed" in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, see Road Wario.
Driver's Ed
MP2 Drivers Ed.png
Appears in Mario Party 2
Type Special minigame
Time limit 1 minute
Initial record 1'00"00 (all courses)
Music Not Gonna Lose

Driver's Ed is a special minigame found in Mario Party 2. As its name implies, it is set in a driving school.

To obtain the minigame, the player has to buy all 4-Player, 1 vs 3, 2 vs 2, Item, and Battle games. The minigame will then show up as a pear on Woody. When selected, the minigame commences. The camera shows the player where to start, go, and finish at the end. It is the only single-player minigame in Mario Party 2, excluding Item minigames. It is also the only minigame where the announcer says "Time Up!"


The player must drive through the cones in the order written on the balloons within one minute. The player also has to pass them in the correct order when going through correctly by direction, because if the player drives to the wrong balloon, drives to the correct balloon but in the wrong direction, or runs out of time, the player loses.

If the player cleared the minigame and set a new record, "New Record!" pops up. If the player clears but doesn't set a new record, "New Record!" doesn't pop up, but the Win music will play.

This minigame has 5 different courses.


  • Control Stick (up) – Move Forward
  • Control Stick (down) – Move Backward
  • Control Stick (left / right) – Change Direction

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Drive through the cones in the order written on the balloons. Try to finish in the fastest time possible."
  • Advice"If you don't pass through the cones in the the direction of the arrow, or if you pass through in the wrong order, you miss."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぐるぐるトライアル
Guruguru Toraiaru
Round-and-Round Trial (guruguru is mimetic for spinning, rotation, going around and around, etc.)
Spanish Escuela de Conducir Driving School
French Parcours-pas-bien No-good course
German Rennfahrer Racer
Italian Scuola Guida Driving School