Fish Upon a Star

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Fish Upon a Star
Fish Upon a Star.png
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 4-player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Bustling Noisily

Fish Upon a Star is a 4-player minigame found in Mario Party 5, the minigame's name is derived from the saying "Wish upon a star".


The four players are standing on a circular platform in midair. Five Cheep-Cheeps then fly into the air and land on the edges of the platform, causing them to crumble away and for the platform to be in a star shape.


The goal of the game is to avoid falling off the platform by dodging the opponents' punches and kicks, the falling Cheep Cheeps, and moving from crumbling pieces of lands, as those fall shortly after they start shaking. The last standing player wins.

The players can punch their opponents to push them outside of the star-shaped platform, and jump on the opponents to make them move slower, or jump on them while they are jumping over a hole to make them fall. But more than the opponents, the main thing the players have to watch out for are the falling Cheep Cheeps, from which the "Fish" in this minigame's name comes from. These Cheep Cheeps randomly fall from the sky anywhere on the ground, usually on the edges. When colliding against the ground, the Cheep Cheep destroys that segment of the platform, making the land smaller and smaller as time passes. There are two kind of Cheep Cheeps; blue ones, which are small and take out just but a single "block" of land, and red ones, which destroy several blocks of lands at once with their gargantuan size. If a Cheep Cheep happens to hit any players, they are temporarily stunned and unable to move.

The third factor that can eliminate a player from this minigame is the crumbling ground. If the ground begins shaking below the player, he or she must move out of there as quickly as possible, as this shaking indicates the ground will fall down.


The camera zooms in to give a frontal view of the winner, who performs their victory animation as two rainbows form in the background. If all players fall in a hole, the minigame instead ends in a draw.


The game is also accompanied by Shy Guys in swordfish-shaped ships, and Kleptos, all of which circle the crumbling star, but are not involved in the game.


In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Avoid the falling objects, the crumbling ground, and the other players. The last player standing wins."
  • Advice"If you feel the ground starting to shake, it's about to fall out from underneath you! Get to a solid piece of land... quick!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプクアイランド
Pukupuku Airando
Cheep Cheep Island
Spanish Isla Cheep Cheep Cheep Cheep Island
French L'Île en Péril The Island in Peril
German Sterncatchen Star Wrestling
Italian L'isola in frantumi The breaking island