Spotlight Swim

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Spotlight Swim
Wario in Spotlight Swim from Mario Party 3.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music What to Do?!?

Spotlight Swim is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party 3.


Three players have to shine their respective red, blue, and green spotlights on the individual player at once. The single player is capable of submerging in the pool, helping prevent detection. However, the player has to resurface every once in a while to breathe, at which point they cannot move. Additionally, upon the player submerging, bubbles can be seen above the player, indicating for a short time their position. If the solo player manages to avoid the team players' spotlights, the solo player wins. If the team players catch the solo player with all the spotlights together, the team wins.

The computer players will all scatter their lights when the individual player dives, no matter their difficulty setting.


If the solo player wins, they celebrate before a Lakitu arrives with a ladder and picks them up, carrying them off, while the team sulks. If the team wins, a cage drops on the solo player before the team celebrates.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Dive

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move searchlight

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Catch the swimmer by shining all the searchlights on him or her at the same time."
  • Advice"The swimmer temporarily stops after he or she dives. Try to shine your searchlight on the swimmer at that point."

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese てらしてサーチライト
Terashite sāchiraito
Light and Search
French Nage à Alcatraz Swimming at Alcatraz
German Lampenfieber Stage-Fright
Spanish Evita el Foco Avoid the Spotlight