Butterfly Blitz

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Butterfly Blitz
Mario, a human player against CPU players in Butterfly Blitz from Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type Battle mini-game
Time limit 60 seconds
Music track Slowly Yet Surely
Music sample

Butterfly Blitz is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 4.


A butterfly is seen flying by in closeup. The camera zooms out, and the players, each with a net, swing the nets down and to the left.


Peach, Daisy, Waluigi, and Yoshi
Artwork of Yoshi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, and Waluigi trying to catch some butterflies from Butterfly Blitz

The objective of the minigame is to catch the butterflies to gain points within the time limit. Players can swing their nets in one of two ways to catch the butterflies; vertical swings can catch butterflies higher up in the air, while horizontal swings cover a wider radius in front of the player. Butterflies of different colors have different point values. Yellow butterflies are worth one point, red ones are worth two, and blue ones are worth three. The player(s) who has/have the most points win(s).


The butterflies quickly fly away, and the players' nets disappear. The players line up, each with a jar in front. The butterflies they collected fly out one by one, adding up the points to their scores. Yellow butterflies emerge first, followed by red, then blue. When a player has no butterflies left, their jar disappears. After all the butterflies are counted, winners do their victory poses while losers do their losing poses. If everyone has the same score, everyone does their losing pose.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Swipe net upwards
  • B Button – Swipe net sideways

In-game text

  • Game Rules"Catch the butterflies fluttering about. Make sure to catch the most!"
  • Advice"Butterflies of different colors have different point values. Yellow is 1 point, Red is 2, and Blue is 3."

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ひらひらチョウチョ
Hirahira Chōcho
Fluttering Butterflies

German Schmetternetz!
Butterfly Nets!
Italian Farfalle al vento
Wind butterflies
Spanish Cazamariposas
Butterfly Hunt


  • The point values of the butterfly colors follow the same order as coin values in Super Mario 64: Yellow is the least valuable, red is moderate in value, and blue is the most valuable (though blue butterflies are worth three points, not five).