Big Blowout

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Big Blowout
Big Blowout MPDS.png
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-player minigame
Duel minigame
Music The Pressure's On

Big Blowout is a 4-player and duel minigame in Mario Party DS. This minigame involves players blowing on the Nintendo DS mic in order to blow out lit flames.


Each player stands in front of their own row of lit candles. To advance, players must blow on the system's microphone; this will in turn blow out candles.

The more air the player blows, the more flames extinguished at a given time. Maximum numbers of candles that can be blown out at a given time is three. However, players cannot use the mic while they are jumping from candle tip to candle tip - only when they stop. The player to extinguish all their candles and cross the finish line first wins.


At the end of the game, the winner is seen performing their victory animation in front of a bunch of lit candles. The losing players are not seen.


  • Microphone – Blow out the candles

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Race to the finish by running along the tips of candles. Blow them out to clear the way."
  • Tips"How many candles go dark depends on how long and hard you blow into the Mic. Try to blow out as many as you can to clear a long path."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふーふーロウソク
Fū Fū Rōsoku
is the onomatopoeia for blowing sound, while rōsoku means a candle.
Spanish Apagón Blackout; play on apagar (blow out)
French Fières Chandelles Proud Candles (Comes from the expression devoir une fière chandelle meaning "I owe you one")
German Kerzen-Kettenlauf Candle Run
Italian Spegni la Candela Put Out the Candle
Korean 촛불 불기
Chotbul bulgi
Blow Out Candles