Key-pa-way (also refereed to as Koop-away) is an four-player minigame in Mario Party. It is based on the real life game, Keep Away, off which its name is a pun (a key is used in the minigame, rather than a ball).
All the players must team up to win this minigame; one player gets a key, and the rest of the players have to intercept the key like a team. If one of the five Spike Koopas gets the key, the game ends in a "Miss". If the player with the key reaches to the key lock, all the players win, earning ten coins.
In the Mini-Game Island, however, the results is quite different. The player must be the one to open the door in order to clear this minigame. If a Spike Koopa gets the key or if one of the three CPU characters open the door first, the player loses his/her life.
- Control Stick – Move
- A Button – Jump
- B Button – Throw Key
In-game Text Edit
- Game Rules – "Open the door without letting the Spike Koopas get the key. If they do, the game ends. Press B Button to pass the key."
- Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) – "Keep the key away from the Spike Koopas and open the door. Clear the game by opening the door."
- Advice – "It gets easier to pass to your teammates as Spike Koopas approach."