Memory Match (Mario Party)

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Memory Match
Memory Match
Appears in Mario Party
Type 1-Player mini-game
Time limit 45 seconds
Music In the Mushroom Forest

Memory Match is a 1-Player minigame that appears in Mario Party.


The minigame takes places in a forest where there are various trees, some grown and some cut; certain areas of overgrown grass that contain flowers; and stone statues placed in the grass. There are nine panels on the ground, each marked with a question mark hiding the object image. With the player standing near the middle of the panel, the minigame then starts.


The objective of the minigame is to match all four pairs of pictures within 45 seconds. The player must hip-drop to flip one of the nine panels to reveal the image. If the player successfully matches two of the same panels, the player receives two Coins. However, if the player hip-drops two different panels, both of the panels will flip back after a few seconds. Matching objects include a red mushroom, a green mushroom, a Fire Flower, and a green Koopa Shell. To make up for the final panel that does not make up a pair, one of the panels in the minigame contains a Bowser icon that stuns the player if they hip-drop it. If the player successfully matches four pairs of tiles before time runs out, the player wins ten Coins. If the player, however, matches only three pairs or fewer, they receive the total number of Coins from pairing up two of the images.

The minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 50 Coins.


If the player matches at least one pair of tiles, they do a winning pose. If time is up before they match a pair of tiles, they do a losing pose.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button + Z Button – Hip Drop

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"When you Hip Drop on the panels, a picture will appear. Remember where the pictures appear and try to match them up."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Hip Drop on the panels to make a picture appear. Match all pictures in the time limit to clear the game."
  • Advice"If you land on the Bowser Panel, your head spins and you can't move for a few seconds."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese えあわせパネル
Eawase Paneru
Picture-Matching Panels
French Jeu-Mémo Memory Game
German Gedächtnis-Training Memory Training


  • This is the only minigame in this game that plays the song "In the Mushroom Forest." However, other songs are played for more than one minigame each.