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Mathletes from Mario Party 5
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 1-vs.-3 coin mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds per turn
Music track Cheerful Studio
Music sample

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)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move (left/right)
  • A ButtonJump

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Form a mathematical equation by hitting three dice blocks. The equation sets the number of coins for each player (or team)."
  • Advice"The middle dice block sets the math sign and can alter the outcome drastically!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese いただき!コインショー
Itadaki! Koin Shō
Receive the Coin Show!

French Logique des Dés
Logic of Dice
German Mathe-Athleten
Italian Dai i numeri
Give the numbers; it's also an expression that means "you are going crazy"
Spanish Las cuentas claras
Exact Calculations