Trace Cadets

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Trace Cadets
4-player mode for Trace Cadets in Mario Party DS
4-Player minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Music track Contemplation
Music sample

Trace Cadets is a 4-Player and Duel minigame that appears in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on "space cadets," which is a term used for people with a flighty, inattentive personality.


A large grid of Tetromino-like pieces appears on four individual grids, and players must draw lines around the perimeter of the shapes. Whoever fills out their square first wins. If no one fills out their square within five minutes, the minigame ends in a tie.


If the minigame ends after at least one player fills out their square, the spotlight shines on the winner's/winners' square(s), and the winner(s) show(s) their winning mugshot(s) as the losing player(s) show(s) their losing mugshot(s). If it ends in a tie, all players show their losing mugshots while the top picture dims.


  • Stylus – Draw a shape

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Build upon your corner by tracing the outlines of any bordering shapes. Here's a complication: you must sketch each shape without lifting your stylus."
  • Tips"You can't trace just any shape on your field. The only pieces you can trace are those that are outlined in your character's color."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピースをかいて
Pīsu o kaite
Piece Drawing

French Trait pour Trait
Line for Line (Expression meaning "Exactly the same")
German Klötzchen-Künstler
Block Artists
Italian Disegna la Figura
Draw the Figure
Korean 퍼즐 조각 그리기
Peojeul jogak geurigi
Puzzle Piece Draw

Spanish Trazo a trazo
Trace by Trace