Trace Race

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Trace Race
Mario human player making a ruffled loop, but doing overall great in Trace Race from Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 4)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music Slowly Yet Surely (Mario Party 4)
Cool as a Cucumber (Mario Party:The Top 100)

Trace Race is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 4 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars.


The camera zooms in on the beginning of a giant clipboard as the four players jump in one by one, each holding a giant crayon.


Players each have a giant crayon and a long path that they must trace. The path winds with a series of turns, curves, and loops. Players score points based on their accuracy. The most accurate player at the path's end wins, unless no one scores at least 30 points, in which case the game ends in a draw.

In Mario Party 4, each crayon and path is colored according to the character, with a relevant symbol at the beginning of the path. In The Top 100, the standard player colors are used, with the symbol always being a mushroom.


After all four players reach the end of the track, the screen shows their traces from beginning to end, calculating who was most accurate. In Mario Party 4, the winning player(s) do(es) their victory animation(s) while the other players do their losing animations.


Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Game Rules"Trace the colored line on the ground. Whoever stays closest to the original line wins!"
  • Advice"If no one scores more than 30 points, we'll call it a tie. Try to get 100, you guys!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Trace the guideline carefully with your crayon!"
  • On-screen"Trace the guideline carefully!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese なぞってクレヨン
Nazotte Kureyon
Tracing with Crayon
Dutch Overtrekken Trace
French Suivez la Ligne Follow the Line
German Linienführung Lines Guide
Italian Gli assi della penna Pen axes
Spanish (NOA) Traza en carrera (Mario Party: The Top 100) Race Trace (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Spanish (NOE) Cera a la carrera Racing Crayon


  • Everyone except Waluigi holds the crayon at a 45-degree angle.