Fish Upon a Star

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Fish Upon a Star
Fish Upon a Star from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 4-Player mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Bustling Noisily
Music sample

Fish Upon a Star is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 5. The name is a pun on the saying "wish upon a star."


The four players are standing on a floating circular platform, with Kleptos and Shy Guys in swordfish-shaped ships circling it. Five Cheep Cheeps fly into the air and land on the edges, causing them to crumble away into a star shape.


The objective is to avoid falling off the platform by dodging the opponents' punches and kicks, avoiding the falling Cheep Cheeps, and staying away from crumbling sections of the playfield. The players can punch or jump on their opponents to push them off the platform or slow them down, making them more vulnerable to the platform's hazards. Cheep Cheeps randomly fall from the sky, often towards the edges of the current platform; any sections of the platform that the Cheep Cheeps land on crumble and fall shortly after, shrinking the playfield over time. Cheep Cheeps come in small blue variants that destroy one block of land and in large red variants that remove several blocks of land on contact. Players hit by Cheep Cheeps are temporarily stunned and risk falling off as a result. The last player standing wins. If all players fall off the platform, the minigame ends in a draw.


The camera zooms in to give a frontal view of the winner, who performs their victory animation as two rainbows form in the background.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump
  • B Button – Punch
  • A Button B Button – Kick

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!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプクアイランド
Pukupuku Airando
Cheep Cheep Island

French L'Île en Péril
The Island in Peril
German Sterncatchen
Star Wrestling
Italian L'isola in frantumi
The breaking island
Spanish Isla Cheep Cheep
Cheep Cheep Island