Woody is a kind, sentient tree that is always smiling and appears in the Mario Party series. He first appears in Mario Party 2, where he resides in Mini-Game Park. Woody sells minigames that have been played in party mode. The player can use the Coins gathered from other modes to purchase these games. Woody sells the minigames as different-colored apples; yellow for free-for-all, red for 1 vs. 3, and pink for 2-on-2. Purchasing every minigame from these 3 categories unlocks the Mini-Game Coaster. When the player beats the story mode, item minigames become available as blue apples, and upon completing the Mini-Game Coaster, Battle minigames become available for sale as green apples. When a minigame is purchased, it shows up in Mini-Game Park on one of 5 trees that resemble smaller, thinner Woodies. When the player warps into the park, they can meet the trees that hold games that can be bought. There is one tree for each minigame type, each matching the color of the apple signifying minigame categories. Once all the minigames have been purchased, Woody will be bearing a pear on his left, which when selected, will take the player to a whole new minigame, Driver's Ed.
Mini-games that appeared in the first Mario Party are cheaper, while mini-games that save records and mini-games with multiple variations are more expensive.
In Mario Party 3, Woody has his own board called Woody Woods, where he is given an evil counterpart called the Evil Woody. If the player lands on one of three Happening Spaces in front of him, Woody will have the player run to either the left or right to catch a falling fruit. One fruit will give the player an extra Dice Block, the other will give them five extra coins. The player can decide not to choose either fruit; by doing so, Woody will always give an extra Dice Block to the player. He also appears in the background of the minigame, Picking Panic.
Woody returns in Mario Party 6's Towering Treetop, where he can be seen at the top of the giant tree. Here, he is given a nose resembling the stub of a cut-off branch. If the Event Space next to him is landed on, he will give coins to everyone, but only during the day, as he is replaced by the Evil Woody at night. There is a larger tree that supports the entire treetop structure that resembles Woody, whose nose must be tickled in one of the Happening Space events.
Woody reappears in Woody Woods returning from Mario Party 3 along with the Evil Woody in Mario Party Superstars. His design has been reverted back to his design from Mario Party 2 and Mario Party 3. Unlike in Mario Party 3, Woody will not give the player any pity Dice Block if they decide not to choose either of his fruits.
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