Look Away

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Look Away
Look Away from Mario Party 2
Look Away from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 2
Mario Party Superstars
Type 1-vs-3 minigame
Music sample
Mario Party 2:

Mario Party Superstars:

Look Away is a 1-vs-3 minigame in Mario Party 2 and Mario Party Superstars.


Each participant appears as their character's head. After a short jingle plays, the solo player must look either up, down, left, right, or straight ahead, accomplished by pushing the Control Stick in a given direction or not at all. Using the same controls, the team of three must avoid looking in the same direction as the solo player. If one of the team players looks in the same direction as the solo player, their head shrinks and an "X" appears above it, eliminating that player. Even if a player is eliminated, they can still move their head. If the solo player looks in the same direction as them again, their head shrinks even further. It is possible for more than one player to lose in a given round. The minigame ends either if the team of three loses or if one or more members of their team are still in the minigame after five rounds.

In the Mini-Game Coaster, the player is always on the solo team and must eliminate the three AI opponents to win.

The objective of the lone player trying to eliminate the other three while the team players have to survive five rounds would later be used again in the minigame Fight Cards in Mario Party 5, albeit with buttons determining the actions made instead of the Control Stick.

In Mario Party Superstars, unlike in the original version, the characters do not appear as disembodied heads. Instead, they appear in portraits with their faces and shoulders seen. Also, when a player from the team of three is eliminated, instead of their head shrinking with an "X" above it, the eliminated character simply groans in disappointment while the other two members of the team angrily glare at whoever was eliminated. If both the player on the left and the player on the right get eliminated at the same time, the player in the middle instead angrily glares towards the screen. Additionally, characters vocalize each time their heads change direction.

In the version seen in Mario Party Superstars, the eliminated character's portrait was originally going to be crossed off with a "no" symbol while the other two members of the team angrily glares at whoever was eliminated,[1] but this was changed to an "X" appearing over the eliminated character with the camera zooming out on them in the final version to give it similarity to what happens in the original version.

This minigame does not have even chances for the solo player and team. If all picks are random, the team players have roughly a 70% chance to win.


In Mario Party 2, if the solo player wins, they dance by bopping their head from side to side, and the team frowns below while spinning and shrinking. If the team players win, they dance while the solo player's head spins, shrinks, and disappears.

In Mario Party Superstars, winners look happy, while losers look disappointed.


Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move head

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move Head
  • Release Control Stick to Look Forward

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

  • Game Rules"Look in the same direction as any bottom player to get him or her out. Get all 3 out in 5 turns!"
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Coaster)"Look in the same direction as the players below to get them out. Get all three out to clear the game."
  • Advice"If you don't move the Control Stick, you'll face forward. Don't forget that this is another option!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Solo side: "Choose a direction to look by the time the music stops."
  • Team side: "Look a different direction. Don't get tricked!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese あっちむけ! こっち!!
Acchi muke! Kocchi!!
Look over there! Here!!

Dutch Niet meekijken
Don't watch along
French Pas par là!
Not Thereby!
German Hingucker
Italian Dove guardi?
Where are you looking?
Korean 참참참!
(A Korean game with a similar rule. Shares its name with Don't Look in Mario Party 9.)

Portuguese Olha pra Lá
Look Away
Russian Отвернись-ка!
Now Look Away!

Spanish (NOA) No Me Mires!
Don't Look at Me!
Spanish (NOE) ¡Mira Fuera!
Look Away!


  • The theme that plays during the minigame sounds somewhat similar to the music that plays in the first stage of Donkey Kong Jr.


  1. ^ Nintendo (June 15, 2021). Mario Party Superstars – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Direct | E3 2021. YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2021.