Mathletes is a 1-vs.-3 coin-collecting minigame from Mario Party 5. Its name is a portmanteau of "math" and "athletes" and is used in real life to describe people who compete in mathematical competitions. This is the only minigame in Mario Party 5 not to have in-game music other than the fanfare that plays at the start, "Cheerful Studio."
Players must hit three Dice Blocks to create a math equation that consists of two numbers from one through six and an operation symbol (+, –, or ×). The solo player hits all three blocks, while each member of the team hits one. The solution to the equation is the number of coins the solo player or each member of the team will receive. However, if the solo player or team makes an equation that equals zero (e.g., 5 – 5), they simply receive no coins. The same result occurs with a negative number (e.g., 3 – 4). The highest number of coins one can receive from this minigame is 36 (6 × 6).
Solo (1 player)
Group (3 players)
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