|Appears in||Mario Party 5|
|Music track||In Calm Water|
Submarathon is a 2-vs.-2 minigame found in Mario Party 5. The name is a portmanteau of the words "submarine" and "marathon." This is the only minigame in Mario Party 5 in which the song "In Calm Water" plays; said song is a cover version of the Underwater Theme from Super Mario Bros.
The minigame consists of two teams of two players, who must race to the finish by riding Cheep Cheep-shaped submarines, one red and the other blue. The upper half of the screen shows the red team, while the lower half shows the blue team, and the divider contains a small straight line that shows how far each team is from the goal. The players must reach the goal by taking turns pumping the lever to accelerate their submarine; if a player gets tired, their movement rate visibly slows down. Players should switch places at appropriate times in order to maintain their submarine's pace and prevent either one from becoming extremely tired, though it is possible to reach the goal quickly without switching at all. The first team across the goal wins. If neither team reaches the goal within five minutes, the minigame ends in a draw.
Player controlling lever
- + (Simultaneously) – Accelerate
- – Switch places
- – Blink eyes/Move lips
- Rules – "Race your submarine to the finish line. One character uses the lever, while the other one rests. Whoever finishes first wins."
- Advice – "Switching is the key! When one character gets tired, switch places with the other character."
Names in other languages
|Cheep Cheep Submarine|
|French||Course sous-marine||Underwater race|
|German||Tauchboot-Rennen||Dive Boat Race|
|Italian||Sottomarino Smack||Cheep Cheep Submarine|
|Spanish||El Cheepmarino||The Cheepmarine|
- If Waluigi wins, he holds his arms in a different position than he does in other minigames.