Track Star (minigame)

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Track Star
Track Star
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs.-3 minigame
Time limit 3 seconds per round
Music track Another Crazy Match
Music sample

Track Star is a 1-vs.-3 minigame in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on a term that refers to a famous person associated with track and field.


The group players are walking down a track, only to be surprised as the soloist comes up on their trail with a Steamer. They run down the track as their opponent follows in hot pursuit.


One player chases the other three by using a toy Steamer on a track with three forks. The three runners each choose a path, as well as the player on the toy Steamer. The objective of the group players is to avoid being rammed off the track, while the solo player must eliminate the group players by picking the same path as them and then speeding up to hit them. Upon picking the same path as any group players, the solo character has five seconds to try to ram them; the group player(s) in question must tap two buttons simultaneously repeatedly to avoid getting knocked away. (The group players who picked the path that the soloist did not pick board a minecart to watch the chase.) The solo player wins if they ram all three opponents off the track, while the group players win if any of them survive through all three rounds.


If the soloist wins, they disembark from the train and celebrate. If the team players win, the soloist gets stunned as their train collides with a barricade that the group players jump over, narrowly escaping being crushed. The group players then celebrate their victory.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • +Control Pad left or right – Select a track
  • A Button – Press rapidly to speed up

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • +Control Pad left or right – Select a track
  • A Button B Button X Button Y Button – Press rapidly to dash (Two will be selected randomly each round.)

In-game text[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Rules"Nudge your three opponents with your train by picking a path, then pressing A Button repeatedly to outrun them."
  • Tips"If you select a track that opponents are on, tap A Button when behind them to run into them."

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Rules"Avoid getting nudged by your rival's train! Pick a path in the hopes that the train goes down the other one. You can outrun the train by pressing buttons."
  • Tips"Don't run down the same track as your teammates if you can help it. Only one of you needs to survive for your team to win."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese にげろ!シュッポー
Nigero! Shuppō
Run Away! Steamer (see Steamer#Names in other languages)
French Wagon Frisson Thrill Wagon
German Zweigeteilte Zugjagd Divided Train Hunt
Italian Mal di Treno Train Sickness
Korean 수염기차를 피해라!
Suyeom gicha reul Pihaera!
Run away from the Mustache Train!
Spanish ¡Que te pilla el tren! The train is going to catch you!