Pop Star

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Pop Star
Pop Star from Mario Party 6
Appears in Mario Party 6
Type 1-vs.-3 mini-game
Music track Upbeat
Music sample

Pop Star is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 6. Its name comes from a term that refers to a famous person associated with pop music.

The difference between day and night is in how the balloon pops. Bubbles come out of the balloon in the daytime, and stars come out of the balloon at nighttime.


The introduction shows the team and the solo player each inflating their balloon slightly.


Players attempt to inflate their balloons to the point where they pop. The group players work together to pop their balloon by ground-pounding their pumps by pressing A Button mid-jump, while the solo player tries to pop their own balloon by repeatedly pressing A Button to hammer on their pump. The group players can pump more air in their balloon if they ground-pound from the highest point of their jump. The side that pops its balloon first wins. If both sides pop their balloons simultaneously or if five minutes pass, the minigame ends in a tie.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • A Button – Jump
  • A Button A Button – Ground-pound

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"One player swings a hammer while the other three ground-pound to blow up a balloon. Whoever pops their balloon first wins!"
  • Advice"The players in the team of three will pump more air if they ground-pound from the highest point of their jump."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese わって!ビッグバルーン
Watte! Biggu Barūn
Pop the big balloon

French C'est Gonflé
It's Swollen (Expression meaning "That's rich!")
German Blasebalg
Italian Pallone Scoppiato
Exploded Balloon
Spanish Inflado de orgullo
Inflation to Be Proud Of (Pun on estar inflado de orgullo, meaning "to swell with pride")