Etch 'n' Catch

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Etch 'n' Catch
Etch 'n' Catch
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music On Your Toes

Etch 'n' Catch is a 2-vs-2 minigame that appears in Mario Party 3 and Mario Party Superstars. Its name is derived from the name of the drawing toy Etch A Sketch.


Yoshi playing Etch 'n' Catch

The minigame takes place on a desk with a giant green binder with light-blue and pink papers on each side and four crayons. Both teams must use large crayons to draw lines around the enchanted picture of a Toad; circling the Toad frees him from the picture and awards that team one point. As lines are drawn, they begin disappearing upon reaching a certain length. As more Toads are rescued, their pictures will begin moving around the play area. The first team to save five Toads wins. If neither team can rescue five before time runs out, the team that saved more Toads wins.


  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Toad has been turned into a stamp. Draw a circle around him with your magic crayon to return him to normal."
  • Advice"Work together to encircle Toad, or you won't be able to save him."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かこんでクレヨン
Kakonde kureyon
Surround by Crayon
French Entourez, c'est Gagné! Surround to Win!
German Kritzel-Kreisel Scribble Circles
Spanish Dibuja y Libera Sketch and Liberate