Stardust Battle is a rare mini-game in Mario Party 3, serving as the final mini-game during Story Mode.
The game is a boss battle against the Millennium Star. The player must dodge star meteors that are summoned by the Millennium Star. Once they hit the ground are no longer red, the player can grab them and throw them at the Millennium. Depending on the difficulty (1 hit for Easy, 2 hits for Normal and 3 hits for Hard), after a certain number of hits, the game will move on to the second phase. It becomes harder to dodge the meteors as the floor is now goop and resembles the Hazy Maze Cave entrance from Super Mario 64. After hitting the Millennium Star another certain amount of the times, the final phase has you dodging on a icy floor. Once he is hit again, you win the mini-game. Be careful not to run into the Millennium Star while dodging as this will momentarily stun you.
If you are hit by a meteor or attempt to grab it before it is cooled down, you will lose the mini-game.
- Control Stick - Move
- A Button - Jump
- B Button - Grab/Throw star
In-game Text Edit
- Game Rules – "Gather up the falling stars that land in the playing field, then throw them at the Millennium Star."
- Advice – "If you try to pick up a falling star while it's still glowing, you'll be out, so be careful."