Cast Aways

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Cast Aways
Cast Aways
Appears in Mario Party
Type 4-Player Coin mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music The Wide, Wide Ocean

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

This minigame, along with Paddle Battle, Pedal Power, and Tug o' War, was infamous for giving players injuries on their hands and forced Nintendo to give protective gloves to players who suffered these injuries.


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


The player's objective is to use their glove 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 the 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.

In Mini-Game Island, the player has to get at least 30 Coins to clear the game.

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


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

In-game text[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."
  • Advice"To do a long cast, push Control Stick hard. To do a short cast, push Control Stick lightly."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おたからフィッシング
Otakara Fisshingu
Treasure Fishing
French Prêts? Lancez! Ready? Throw!
German Gestrandet Stranded