Mario Matrix is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name is a reference to the 1999 science-fiction movie The Matrix, which, like this minigame, has the theme of a cybernetic world inside the computer; the green background of the minigame even resembles the green rain of codes from the movie.
The four players are in some kind of lab and walk into four capsule-like containers, all connected to a computer. The players all get transported into the computer.
There is a large hexagon made of 35 smaller hexagons, and the players must click on as many as they can within 20 seconds, when they are illuminated, by pointing at the TV screen and pressing or on their Wii Remotes. The hexagons are illuminated for only a few seconds. The player who clicks on the most hexagons wins. If nobody clicks on any hexagons, the minigame ends in a tie.
Winning players are transported back out through the capsule, performing a victory dance, while the losing players remain hovering on the computer screen. It is possible for no one to remain. The other three players do nothing (only in Free Play). If the minigame ends in a tie, the camera scrolls right to the computer screen and shows all four players hovering.
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