Pop Star

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

Pop Star is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party 6. Its name comes from the term "pop star," which 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 at daytime, and Stars come out of the balloon at nighttime.


The introduction shows each player inflating their balloon slightly.


Players attempt to inflate their balloons to the point where theirs pops first. The three players work together to pop their balloon by ground-pounding their pumps by pressing A Button mid-jump, while the single player tries to pop their own balloon by repeatedly pressing A Button to hammer on their pump.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • A Button – Swing the hammer

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • A Button – Jump
  • A ButtonA 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
Spanish Inflado de orgullo Inflation of pride
French C'est Gonflé It's Swollen (Expression meaning "That's rich!")
German Blasebalg Bellows
Italian Pallone Scoppiato Exploded Balloon