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Appears in Mario Party 5
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Music 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". The song, In Calm Water, is a cover version of the Super Mario Bros. Underwater Theme.


The mini-game consists of 2 teams of two players, who must race to the finish 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 which shows how far each team is from the goal. The first team across the goal wins.

The players much reach the goal by taking turns pumping the lever to accelerate their submarine; if a player gets tired, their movement rate will visibly slow down. Players should switch places at appropriate times in order to maintain their submarine's pace and prevent either one becoming extremely tired, though it is possible to reach to the goal quickly without switching at all.


Player Controlling Lever[edit]

  • L Button + R Button – (Simultaneously) Accelerate
  • Y Button Switch Places

Reseting Player[edit]

  • A Button – Blink Eyes/Move Lips

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Race your submarine to the finish line. One character uses the lever, while the other 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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese プクプクせんすいてい
Pukupuku Sensuitei
Cheep Cheep Submarine
Spanish El Cheepmarino The Cheepmarine
French Course sous-marine Underwater race
German Tauchboot-Rennen Dive Boat Race
Italian Sottomarino Smack Cheep Cheep Submarine