Pump, Pump and Away

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Pump, Pump and Away
The minigame Pump, Pump and Away.
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 2-vs-2 mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds
Initial record 100 yards (American)/metres (Japanese/European)
Music track Don't Hurry
Music sample

Pump, Pump and Away is a 2-vs-2 minigame found in Mario Party 3. Its name is a play on Superman's catchphrase "Up, up, and away."


Wario playing Pump, Pump, and Away
Official artwork of Wario in Pump, Pump and Away

The minigame starts in a garden with flowers and hills in the background. The players on each team have to pump as much air into the rocket as possible within the ten-second time limit. The player can pump the most air into the rocket when the pump is flashing. When the teams start up their rockets, the rockets blast off past Lakitus holding signs of the distances, Fly Guys, and Bullet Bills into space. The team whose rocket flies higher wins the minigame.

If both teams do nothing, they will appear tired and the minigame will end in a draw. It is possible for both teams to have the same distance; one of the teams will win by 48 yards/metres if this were to occur.[1]


The ending to Pump, Pump and Away

After the rockets fly as high as they can, the winners' rocket parachutes back down in front of them, while the losers' rocket falls upside down into the ground in front of them, after which they perform their losing animations. The winners then celebrate.


  • A Button – Push pump down
  • B Button or Z Button – Pull pump up

In-game text

  • Game Rules"Press A Button and B Button with good timing to pump up your rocket. The team whose rocket flies higher, wins."
  • Advice"Push the pump down when it flashes to send the most air to the rocket."


See also

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese GO! GO! ロケット
GO! GO! Roketto
GO! GO! Rocket

German Himmelfahrtskommando
Ready to Go to Heaven
Spanish Cohete a Presión
Rocket Pressure


  1. ^ mkdasher (July 6, 2012). Mario Party 3 - Pump, Pump and Away - 727 yards (TAS). YouTube. Retrieved May 2, 2017.