Candlelight Flight (minigame)

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Candlelight Flight
Candlelight Flight
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Heart-Pumping
Music sample

Candlelight Flight is a 1-vs-3 minigame played in Mario Party 4.


The game begins in a room. The camera zooms in on the solo player holding a candle. The lights go out, surprising the solo player. The solo player's candle is lit, and the game begins as the camera zooms out.


The setting is a dark room, with the solo player holding a candle and the members of the team each holding a water gun. The goal for the team is to squirt water at the solo player's candle to put it out. The solo player's goal is to avoid the water from the water guns. The room is completely dark except for the solo player's candle and the candles in the background, making it rather hard for the team players to figure out their characters' positions in the room; hitting the solo player also darkens the room, as the fire on the candle gets smaller with each hit. Despite that, the water from the team players' squirt guns is visible in the darkness. It takes five squirts to completely snuff the candle out. If the team fails at extinguishing the solo player's candle within the time limit, the solo player wins. Otherwise, the team wins.


After the lights come back on, whatever the players are holding disappears, and they line up. If the solo player wins, they do their victory pose while the team players do their losing poses. It is vice versa if the team players win.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Shoot water gun

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"One player holds a candle, while the other three try to extinguish the light with their water guns."
  • Advice"The team players should surround the candle holder and fire. The lone player should keep moving around."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まもれファイアー
Mamore faiā
Protect the Fire

French La Guerre de la Flamme
The Flame War
German Kerzenschein
Italian A lume di candela
Portuguese Corredor escuro
Dark place
Spanish Sujetavelas
Candle Holders
"Sujetavelas" in Spanish is also a pun for a person being the "third wheel" to a couple.