Aces High

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Aces High
Aces High from Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Let's Get a Move On
Music sample

Aces High is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 3. The name of the minigame is a reference to the 1984 song of the same name by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.


The minigame sets above the pink clouds with a rainbow as the players riding their planes arrive.


Each player has two hearts and can shoot each other with bullets. If a player holds Z Button and the Bullet Bill under their plane is flashing, they can release it, and the Bullet Bill targets any player flying in the area. Once the Bullet Bill is launched, the player cannot launch another Bullet Bill until the first one disappears or hits a targeted player. The only way a player can get rid of a Bullet Bill following them is to go into the course's barrier, after which they do an immediate U-turn while the Bullet Bill flies off course. If a player is hit twice, that player falls out of the sky and is eliminated from the minigame. The last player staying in the area wins. If all four players are eliminated or there are two or more players still in the area when time runs out (unless one player has more health remaining than the others), the minigame ends in a draw.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Accelerate
  • B Button – Break
  • Z Button – Fire normal shot
  • Hold, then release Z Button – Fire Bullet Bill


In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Climb into a plane with 2 types of missiles, then shoot down your rivals."
  • Advice"You can fire a Bullet Bill by continuously pressing Z Button."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キラーでねらえ!
Kirā de nerae!
Aim with the Bill!

French Top Fun
Pun on Top Gun, a 1986 cult movie about a fighter jet pilot.
German Wolkengefecht
Battle in the Clouds
Spanish Ases del Aire
Aerial Aces