Aces High

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Aces High
Mp3 Aces High.png
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 4-player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Let's Get a Move On

Aces High is a 4-player minigame that is found in the Nintendo 64 game, 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.

Gameplay[edit]

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

Each player has two hearts and can shoot each other with bullets. If the player holds the shoot key and the Bullet Bill under the player's plane is flashing, the player 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 Bullet Bill disappears or hits a targeted player. The only way the player can get rid of the following Bullet Bill is to do an off-course and get rid of it. If a player is hit twice, that player will fall out of the sky and be kicked out of the minigame. If the time is up and there are two or more players that are still in the area, it is a draw, unless one player has more health remaining than the others.

The last player staying in the area wins.

Controls[edit]

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

In-Game Text[edit]

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