Wanted! is a playable minigame in New Super Mario Bros. and in the Rec Room in Super Mario 64 DS. It is a minigame obtained from the start in both games. It is categorized as one of Yoshi's minigames in Super Mario 64 DS, and as a puzzle minigame in New Super Mario Bros.

Gameplay

The goal of this minigame is to pick out the face of either Mario, Luigi, Wario, or Yoshi amongst the crowd of the other three characters' faces. On the upper screen, a spotlight shines on a wanted poster revealing which individual head has to be found in that particular round. The number of fake heads will increase more and more with each round. In some rounds, the character heads are moving.

The minigame starts with a time limit of 10 seconds, with a maximum possible time of 50 seconds. The player will gain five seconds for choosing the correct character, but will lose 10 seconds if they choose the wrong character. The minigame ends when the player runs out of time. The maximum possible score in this minigame is 9,999, to which the minigame will continue afterwards, but the score counter will not increase.

In New Super Mario Bros. multiplayer, the minigame starts with a time limit of 30 seconds, and no time is added or removed as it continues to count down. Players earn one point for choosing the correct character and lose one point for choosing the wrong character. The player with the most points when the time counts down to zero wins the minigame.

Trivia

  • The music in this minigame is a remix of the Card Game music from Super Mario Bros. 3.
  • On level 10, Luigi is always the one that needs to be found.

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