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Puzzle Pillars is an extra minigame from Mario Party 8 and can only be played in the Extras Zone. This game can be purchased for 50 Carnival Cards from the Fun Bazaar. It is meant for one or two players.
Players are standing in front of an ancient stone building, with a score counter and a timer, etc. on the top. The camera zooms in closer to the building, and a stack of multicolored blocks falls into place inside it. The game then begins.
The goal of the game is to match up the blocks of the same color with Mario Party 8 emblems on them.
Players must attempt to get as many points from doing this as possible before time runs out. When the blocks with the emblems on them are matched up, they disappear. A certain amount of blocks must be cleared in every level to progress. Additionally, the player must avoid obstacles such as blocks with a picture of a Bullet Bill on them, which will deplete the player's time if they are not matched up with other blocks of the same color in time.
When the time completely runs out, the game is over.
When the game ends, players are offered the chance to continue again from the level they left off at when the game ended. If they choose to do so, they are allowed to continue, but will incur a small score penalty. If not, players are returned to the Extras Zone.
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