Picture Perfect (minigame)

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Picture Perfect
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 20 seconds per round
Music Friendly Competition

Picture Perfect is a 1-Vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 8. Its name comes from the term "picture perfect", which was also punned on by two past Mario Party minigames: Mario Party 3's Picture Imperfect and Mario Party 6's Pixel Perfect.


Two Shy Guys are operating projectors on each side on the balcony. The four players will all be holding gun-triggered remotes, pointing them at the projections in the sky. The solo player has the left projection sliced in fours. The right projection is cut into nine squares and is for the trio.


A mini projection of a Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Cloud, Cheep Cheep, Flying Shell, or Egg will appear in the center of the two larger projections. The players must freeze the shift shaping squares in their projection to match the picture. If a player accidentally freezes a wrong square, they can press A Button or B Button to unfreeze it. The first side to match three pictures wins. If no one matches three pictures within five rounds, the game ends in a tie.


The three projections will disappear, leaving a large projection in the center with the winning side. The winner(s) perform(s) the winning stance and the loser(s) is/are left disappointed. If the five rounds are up, both teams perform their losing animations.


  • Wii Remote
    • Use the Pointer to move the cursor
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Turn panel rotation on/off

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Stop the turning panels to match the target image. You'll have 20 seconds for each round."
  • Hint"Working solo? Select one panel at a time! Working as a team? Stick with separate panels!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Imagen perfecta Picture perfect
French Rig'Hologramme Pun on rigolo (funny) and hologramme (hologram)
German Rotationspuzzle Rotational Puzzle
Italian Qualcosa non Quadra Something Doesn't Add Up