Trial by Tile

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Trial by Tile
MP8 TrialByTile.jpg
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Extra mini-game
Initial record 3'00"00
Music Challenge

Trial by Tile appears as an extra minigame in the Extras Zone in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Trial by fire", which is when someone must immediately prove him/herself under difficult circumstances. The player can use either the original Mario characters or the Miis from the Wii console to play this minigame.


Players are seen standing on colored pedestals, before they turn to face the screen in the center of the room. The camera then zooms in closer to the screen, and the game begins.


A series of tiles with pictures of Mario character faces appears on the smaller screen to the left, and players must find that exact arrangement of tiles on the larger screen to the right, using the Wii Remote as the cursor.

The player must successfully find five arrangements before they can clear a level. There are a total of three levels. With each new level, more tiles will be added to the larger screen on the right, making it slightly harder for the player to find the correct arrangements. The objective is to make it through all three levels in the fastest time possible.


The player will turn on their pedestal to face the camera, and do their victory pose. If they didn't beat their previous record however, they do their losing pose instead.


  • Wii Remote
    • Use the Pointer to move the cursor
  • Buttons
    • A Button / B Button – Select

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Scan the panels to find a matching arrangement. Find as many matches as you can!"
  • Hint"Scan carefully, then select quickly!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish A cuadros Chequered
French Chasseur de Têtes Head Hunter
German Gesichtskontrolle Face Inspection
Italian 1000 e una Faccia A Thousand and One Faces
Pun on Le mille e una notte (One Thousand and One Nights)