Hand, Line and Sinker

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

Hand, Line and Sinker is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in 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 with a fishing rod glove referred to as the Magic Hand. If at least one of the team players avoids being caught for 60 seconds, they all win. If the solo player catches all the players in the water, the solo player wins.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick left / Control Stick right – Aim
  • Control Stick down – Adjust distance
  • A Button – Cast Magic Hand

Group (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

French Pêche Miraculeuse
Miraculous Fishing
German Fischfinger
Fish Fingers
Spanish Pesca el Pez
Fish the Fish


A section of Super Mario-kun referencing the minigame Hand, Line and Sinker from Mario Party 3.
Hand, Line and Sinker in Super Mario-kun
  • The minigame makes a brief appearance in issue 27 in Super Mario-kun, where the characters are depicted as wearing fish costumes. Mario is seen catching Peach. When he catches Luigi, he also reels Yoshi, who is biting Luigi.
  • By means of a glitch, it is possible for the three team players to win even if none of them survived. For the glitch to occur, the solo player needs to get the last team player out of the pool within the last second. If that happens, the solo player does their losing animation, then goes back to their idle animation, and the camera zooms into the pool with no fish being in it.