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
Trace Race from Mario Party: The Top 100
Trace Race in Mario Party Superstars
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 and Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Slowly Yet Surely (Mario Party 4 and Mario Party Superstars)
Cool as a Cucumber (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music sample
Mario Party 4:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

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. Despite the name, this minigame is not racing-based; 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 Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars, 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 and Mario Party Superstars, winning players do their victory animations while the other players do their losing animations; in the case of a draw, everyone does their losing animation.


Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – 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!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Trace the guideline carefully with your crayon!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese なぞってクレヨン
Nazotte Kureyon
Tracing with Crayon

Dutch Overtrekken
French Suivez la Ligne
Follow the Line
German Linienführung
Lines Guide
Italian Gli assi della penna
Pen axes
Korean 크레용 따라 그리기
Keureyong Ttara Geurigi
Crayon Tracing

Portuguese Siga à Risca
"Follow to the Letter", with risca also meaning "line"
Russian Мелковое ралли
Melkovoye ralli
Small rally

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