Etch 'n' Catch

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Etch 'n' Catch
Etch 'n' Catch
Etch 'n' Catch in Mario Party Superstars
Appears in Mario Party 3
Mario Party Superstars
Type 2-vs-2 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track On Your Toes / Come On, Chop-Chop! (Superstars)
Music sample
Mario Party 3:

Mario Party Superstars:

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
Yoshi holding a crayon from the minigame while next to a stamp

The minigame takes place on a desk with a giant green binder with light-blue and pink papers on each side and four crayons (in Mario Party Superstars, four more crayons, as well as a crayon case, are visible). Both teams must use large crayons to draw lines around the moving 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 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. In Mario Party 3, if both teams rescued the same number of Toads, the minigame ends in a draw; in Superstars, this is the case only if neither team rescued any Toads.


Mario Party 3[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 3[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."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Work together with your partner to surround the stamps with your crayons."


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かこんでクレヨン
Kakonde kureyon
Surround by Crayon

Dutch Binnen de lijntjes
Within the lines
French Entourez, c'est Gagné!
Surround to Win!
German Kritzel-Kreisel
Scribble Circles
Italian Traccia e intrappola
Sketch and trap
Korean 크레용으로 감싸라!
Keureyong-euro Gamssara!
Surround with Crayon!

Portuguese Volta por Cima
"Get Around" (Pun on the expression dar a volta por cima, meaning "bounce back").
Russian Чертеж побега
Chertyozh pobega
Drawing escape

Spanish Dibuja y Libera
Sketch and Liberate