Face Lift is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party and a Battle minigame in Mario Party 2. The name is a play on "facelift." The game is based on the title screen of Super Mario 64, where the player can alter Mario's face. The original version from Mario Party returns in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars.
In Mario Party, Bowser's face appears on the screen and is altered. It shrinks to fit in the center, revealing the four splits for each player. Each character's name appears on each split screen to indicate their quarter.
In Mario Party 2, a star flies around one of the characters' heads, then their face is altered. The same action above occurs.
In Mario Party: The Top 100, the introduction is the same as in Mario Party, with the characters' names replaced with their icons.
The objective of the game is to change the character's facial elements (nose, mouth, ears, etc.) to distorted positions as accurately as possible. The player who has the most accurate distorted positions wins.
In Mini-Game Island, the player must score an accuracy of 90% or more to clear the minigame, regardless of the CPU scores.
In Mario Party, this minigame also has a Bowser variation, triggered by landing on a Bowser Space. In this variation, players who do not score an accuracy of 90% or more lose coins. If everyone gets 90% or more, the player who landed on the Bowser Space loses coins.
The minigame reappears in Mario Party 2 as a Battle minigame. The faces that appear in Mario Party 2 are those of the six playable characters (Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Wario, and Donkey Kong). As this is a Battle minigame, this does not appear in the Mini-Game Coaster. Only Bowser's face is used in Mario Party, The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars.
In all games, if the player does not alter the face in any way from the start of the minigame, the player gets a score of zero. Additionally, a draw takes place if everyone scores zero.
In Mario Party, the camera zooms in on the winning border with coins around it except in the Bowser variant. In case of a tie or in case of multiple players scoring more than 90 in the Bowser variant, the winning faces will stay in the borders, while the losing face(s) will shrink away with the word "Miss!" in them. In the case that all players score zero or less than 90 in the Bowser variant, all the faces will shrink away.
In Mario Party 2, a rainbow-colored star floats around the player(s) that had the most points. If a draw occurs, nothing will happen on the screen, though the Draw music will play.
In Mario Party: The Top 100, the winner's/winners' face(s) sparkle(s). Each character performs their relevant animation on the results screen.
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Mario Party: The Top 100
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Mario Party: The Top 100
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