Photo Finish

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Photo Finish
Photo Finish from Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Slowly Yet Surely

Photo Finish is a 4-Player minigame from Mario Party 4. Its name is a reference to the term "photo finish."


The picture is shown on the screen before being duplicated for each player. It suddenly breaks and the pieces fly out, surprising the players, and the screens zoom back in as the cursor holding the first piece appears.


Players must piece the puzzle together, one piece at a time. If the player has the correct orientation and location of the piece, it will fall into place and the next piece will appear. There are three puzzles: Toad's birthday party, a penguin's ice rink, and a Shy Guy's car. The first player to piece together their puzzle is the winner. If no one finishes their puzzle in the time limit, the game ends in a draw.


  • L Button R Button – Rotate a piece
  • Control Stick – Move a piece
  • A Button – Drop a piece

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Please finish this photo puzzle. You can only drop a piece in its proper place, so you'll know when you've found the correct spot."
  • Advice"Focus on the picture, so that you remember which way the pieces face."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese くるくるパズル
Kurukuru Pazuru
Spinning Puzzle
French Puzzle Mania
German Photo-Puzzle Photo Puzzle
Italian Puzzle
Spanish ¡Rehaz la foto! Redo the Photo!