Cast Aways

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Cast Aways
Cast Aways
Cast Aways from Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player coin minigame
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track The Wide, Wide Ocean
Music sample
Mario Party:

Mario Party Superstars:

Cast Aways is a 4-Player coin-collecting minigame that is found in Mario Party and Mario Party Superstars. Its name is a pun on "castaways," which is a term used to describe people stuck on a deserted island by themselves.

This minigame, Deep Sea Divers, and, to a greater extent, Paddle Battle, Pedal Power, and Tug o' War were infamous for giving players injuries on their hands, forcing Nintendo to give protective gloves to players who suffered those injuries. In Mario Party Superstars, due to the game utilizing control sticks again, a disclaimer is placed on the rules screen, warning players not to use their palms to turn the stick to avoid hand injury and stick damage. For the Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online re-release of Mario Party, a warning appears upon the game being started, advising players not to use their palms to rotate the stick.


The minigame takes place where four players are standing on an island, staring at the ocean, seeing three rows of items floating by. The minigame then starts.


The players' objective is to use their gloves to gather coins within 60 seconds. There are three rows of items floating by, with single coins, coin bags that are worth five coins, and treasure chests worth 10 coins. The players have to obtain the floating items by casting their gloves a short, medium, or long distance. When the player makes a cast, they have to reel the glove back whether they captured an item successfully or not. However, if the player fails to reel the item back to them before the time runs out, they will not be awarded the captured item. The minigame ends when the time limit is up, but there is no winner or loser. All players who participate get to keep the number of coins they collected in the minigame.

On Mini-Game Island, the player has to get at least 30 coins to clear the minigame.

The minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 250 coins.


Mario Party[edit]

  • Flick Control Stick – Cast line
  • Rotate Control Stick – Reel line

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Adjust Cast Distance
  • Release Control Stick to Cast Line Out
  • Rotate Control Stick: Reel Line In

To avoid irritation to your skin and/or damage to the control stick, do not rotate it with the palm of your hand. (American English version)

Do not play using the palm of your hand or other areas with sensitive skin. (British English version)

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party[edit]

  • Game Rules"Many Coins are drifting by in the wide, wide ocean. Push Control Stick to cast your line, and rotate Control Stick to reel it in."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Many, many Coins are drifting by in the wide, wide ocean. Get 30 or more Coins to clear the game."
  • Advice"To do a long cast, push Control Stick hard. To do a short cast, push Control Stick lightly."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Collect coins by fishing them out of the water. Adjust the distance of your cast with the Stick. Land a big one!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おたからフィッシング
Otakara Fisshingu
Treasure Fishing

Chinese 钓宝物
Treasure Fishing

Dutch Handje contantje
Cash in hand
French Prêts? Lancez!
Ready? Throw!
German Gestrandet
Italian Cast Aways[1] (Mario Party)
Pesca coi guanti (Mario Party Superstars)
Fishing with gloves
Korean 보물 낚시
Bomul Naksi
Treasure Fishing

Portuguese Pesca Moeda
Fish Coins
Russian Остров монеток
Ostrov monetok
Coins Island

Spanish Pesca con guante
Glove Fishing



  1. ^ Mario Party European manual, pag. 141