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Hydrostars from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 4-Player mini-game
Initial record 1'00"00
Music track Everybody Party
Music sample

Hydrostars is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 5.


The four players, in their speedboats, drive up to the starting gate. The camera then zooms in on the first player as the screen splits into four.


Players in their boats attempt to drive through five numbered ring markers in order. There is an arrow indicating the direction of the next marker. If players hit one of the crates floating in the water, they are stunned for a moment. After driving through all five markers, players must still drive through the finish line to win. Whoever drives through it first wins. If five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a draw.

This minigame appears as the seventh minigame in Mini-Game Decathlon. Here, the player's objective is to finish the course as fast as possible to earn as many points as possible, up to 1,000. The default record for this minigame in Mini-Game Decathlon is 52.64 seconds. Also, the minigame ends once all players finish or if one minute 30 seconds pass.


The screen zooms in on the winner's screen as they continue driving while waving. There is no ending in the Mini-Game Decathlon variation; the screen fades to white before the results are shown.


  • Control Stick – Steer (left/right)
  • A Button – Accelerate
  • B Button – Brake

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Steer the boat through all of the gates in numerical order. Whoever reaches the finish line first wins."
  • Advice"The arrows point in the direction of the next marker, so follow their lead!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese モーターボートラリー
Mōtābōto Rarī
Motorboat Rally
French Rallye nautique Nautical rally
German Motorboot-Slalom Motorboat Slalom
Italian Motoscafi e Stelle Motorboats and Stars
Spanish Carrera de lanchas Boat Racing