Mini-Game Trial is a game mode in Mario Party 2 and a sub-mode of Mini-Game Stadium. The mode is unlockable in Mini-Game Land. It is unlocked by buying at least 3 4-Player, 2-vs-2, and 1-vs-3 minigames.
This mode plays similarly to Mario Party's Mini-Game Stadium in the Mini-Game House's Pot O'Skills. The map is in the shape of a figure eight. After the player chooses characters and the number of turns, the game starts. Similar to the party mode boards, four players will play on a board, each getting a turn to roll the dice, which will determine how many spaces they will move across. However they do not gather Stars at all, the focus is on playing minigames and gathering as many coins as possible. The board has only Blue Spaces, Red Spaces and Battle Spaces. The player never loses or gains coins by stepping on spaces. Instead, the spaces are only used to determine the color of the player's panels. And by that, the minigame type is chosen. Once all four players finish their turns, a random minigame is chosen. After any player completes a lap, they are rewarded with 10 coins. After the specified number of turns are done, the player with the most coins wins.
The following table shows how many spaces there are on the board, and how many there are of a certain type.
|Type of Space||Number of Spaces|
|Total of Spaces||23|
|Mario Party 2|
|Main characters||Mario • Luigi • Princess Peach • Yoshi • Wario • Donkey Kong|
|Other characters||Bowser • Toad • Goomba • Boo • Koopa Troopa • Thwomp • Kamek • Whomp • Mr. I • Mushroom Genie • Steamer • Snifit Patrol • Shy Guy • Sushi • Baby Bowser • Woody • Professor Fungi • Battle T.|
|Items||Mushroom • Skeleton Key • Plunder Chest • Dueling Glove • Warp Block • Golden Mushroom • Magic Lamp • Boo Bell • Bowser Suit • Bowser Bomb|
|Spaces||Blue Space • Red Space • Item Space • Happening Space • Battle Space • Bowser Space • Star Space • Chance Time Space • Bank Space|
|Boards||Pirate Land • Western Land • Space Land • Mystery Land • Horror Land • Bowser Land • Rules Land|
|Other||Crazy Counting • Dinky Rinky • Goodness Rakes • Melon Mayhem • Nomiss • Gallery • Mario Land • Media • Minigames • In-game music • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|