Pop-Star Piranhas is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 5. Pop-Star Piranhas was also one of the playable minigames in the Mario Party 5 demo on the Mario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus disk. Additionally, the minigame was originally called Dancin' Piranha Plant before the name was changed in the final version. The songs played are all covers of the Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme.
Players attempt to watch the Piranha Plants as they dance. Each Piranha Plant corresponds to a button on its pipe. One of the Piranha Plants dances a little differently from the others. The players can watch the leaves to find which Piranha Plant is dancing differently. When the music stops, the players must choose the button that they think corresponds to the Piranha Plant that is dancing differently. The characters face away from the player so that players cannot copy each other's answers. When all players have guessed, or when the five-second time limit runs out, all players reveal their guesses, and whoever is correct receives a point. The player(s) with the most points after three rounds win(s).
The players perform their respective winning and losing poses as the Piranha Plants continue dancing in the background. If the minigame ends in a draw, the players perform their losing poses as the Piranha Plants retreat into their pipes.
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