Hand, Line and Sinker

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Hand, Line and Sinker
MP3 Hand Line and Sinker.png
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music Aim

Hand, Line and Sinker is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in the game Mario Party 3. The name is a pun on the phrase "hook, line, and sinker".


Three players dressed like fish have to avoid being caught by the other player who attempts to reel in the other three. If at least one of the three players avoids being caught, they all win, but if the other player catches all the players in the water, he or she wins.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Left / Right ... Aim
  • Control Stick – Down ... Adjust Distance
  • A Button – Cast Magic Hand

Solo (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Adjust Direction
  • A Button – Swim Forward

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Reel in the 3 who have become fish. If all get caught, the single player wins."
  • Advice"You can move the Magic Hand a little after you cast."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese どきどきフィッシング
Dokidoki fisshingu
Heart-pounding Fishing
Spanish Pesca el Pez Fish the Fish
French Pêche Miraculeuse Miraculous Fishing
German Fischfinger Fish Fingers

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

Hand Line Sinker SuperMarioKun.jpg

The minigame makes a brief appearance in issue 27 in Super Mario-Kun. It is revealed that the characters are in fish costumes. Mario is seen catching Peach. When he catches Luigi, he also reels Yoshi, who is biting Luigi.