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 name is derived from the saying "wish upon a star."


The four players are standing on a circular floating 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 stomp on their opponents to push them off the platform or slow them down, making them more vulnerable to the platform's hazards. Cheep Cheeps will randomly fall from the sky, often towards the edges of the current platform; any sections of the platform that the Cheep Cheeps land on will 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 ones 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 standing player wins; if all players fall off the platform, the minigame instead 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.


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