Face Lift

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Face Lift
Mario Party
Mario Party 2 Face Lift.png
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party 2
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 4-player mini-game (Mario Party)
Battle mini-game (Mario Party 2)
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Can It be Done? (Mario Party and Mario Party: The Top 100)
Keepin' on the Path (Mario Party 2)
Not to be confused with Face-Lift.

Face Lift is a 4-player minigame in Mario Party and a battle minigame in Mario Party 2. The name is a play on the 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.


  • Mario Party: Bowser's face will appear on the screen and be altered. It shrinks to fit in the center revealing the four splits for each player. Each character's name will appear on each split screen to indicate their quarters.
  • Mario Party 2: A star will fly around one of the characters' heads, then their face will be altered. The same action above occurs.
  • Mario Party: The Top 100: Same as 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. If the player doesn't score 90%, the player misses, even if it is the highest score.

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 loses 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. As this is a Battle Minigame, this does not appear in Mini-Game Coaster. Only Bowser's face is used in Mario Party and The Top 100.

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 0. Also, a draw takes place if everyone scores 0.


  • Mario Party: The camera zooms in 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 faces will shrink away with the word "Lose" in it. If in the case that all players score 0 or less than 90 in the Bowser variant, all the faces shrink away with "Lose".
  • 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.
  • Mario Party: The Top 100: The winner's/winners' face(s) sparkle. Each character performs their relevant animation on the results screen.


Mario Party[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Grab
  • B Button – Undo

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move Hand
  • A Button – Grab
  • B Button – Reset Face

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Stylus: Touch to grab and move the facial features
  • B Button: Reset

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Pull and tug Bowser's face to try to match the example. Press A Button to grab the face, then hold A Button and move Control Stick to pull it."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) – "Make Bowser's face look just like the example. Get 90 or more points to clear the game."
  • Game Rules (Bowser) – "If you don't get more than 90 points, Bowser will steal your Coins! Careful, careful!"
  • Advice"Watch the example closely. That's the shortcut to success."

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Fix that nose! Raise those cheeks! Tug and pull your face to match the example. The closest person wins!"
  • Advice"Watch the hand to see what you can grab. When it quits blinking, you can press the A Button Button to grab."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Look at the guide closely and stretch the face to match!"
  • On-screen"Stretch the face to look like the guide!"


Mario Party 2[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパひゃくめんそう (Mario Party and The Top 100)
Kuppa Hyakumensō (Mario Party and The Top 100)
みんなヒッパレ! (Mario Party 2)
Minna Hippare! (Mario Party 2)
Bowser's Funny Faces (Mario Party and The Top 100)
Everyone, Pull! (Mario Party 2)
Spanish Arreglo de Cara Face Adjustment
French Lifting de Bowser (Mario Party and The Top 100)
Lifting (Mario Party 2)
Bowser's Lifting (Mario Party and The Top 100)
- (Mario Party 2)
Dutch Facelift Face Lift
German Bowsers Grimassen (Mario Party and The Top 100)
Verrücktes Lifting (Mario Party 2)
Bowser's grimaces (Mario Party and The Top 100)
Crazy Lifting (Mario Party 2)
Italian Ri-Faccia Re-Face