Mario Matrix

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Mario Matrix
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-player mini-game
Controls Wii Remote: Use the Pointer to move the cursor.
Buttons: A Button / B Button Activate Panel
Time limit 20 seconds
Music Feelin' Cyber

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. They 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 A Button or B Button on their Wii Remotes. The hexagons are illuminated only for a few seconds.


Daisy, Waluigi, and Wario left in the computer

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).

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Use your cursor to touch as many lit-up panels as you can in 20 seconds."
  • Hint"Lit-up panels appear in a steady stream. Touch 'em as quickly as you can."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピカっとパネルタッチ
Pikatto panerutatchi
Dazzling Panel Touch
Spanish Mario Matrix -
French (NOA) Mario Matrice Mario Matrix
French (NOE) Matrice Pas Triste Not Sad Matrix
German Mario-Matrix Mario Matrix
Italian Mario Matrix -
Korean 반짝반짝 패널 터치
Banjjak-banjjak Paeneol Teochi
Glowing Panel Touch