Crater Crawl

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Crater Crawl
4-player mode for Crater Crawl in Mario Party DS
Duel mode for Crater Crawl in Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track The Pressure's On
Music sample

Crater Crawl is a 4-Player and Duel minigame in Mario Party DS.


The players must climb up to get out of an erupting volcano while they avoid large pillars of lava jumping out at them. When an area of the lava bubbles, it signifies that that area will soon shoot a pillar of lava out. Players can also repeatedly press A Button to climb above other players so they can get around them. Any player the lava hits is eliminated. The longer at least two players survive, the faster the lava bubbles. The last player remaining, or the players who get out of the volcano, wins. If all the players are eliminated by the lava, the minigame ends in a tie.


Winning players are seen outside the volcano, doing their victory dances. The volcano is still erupting, with the lava in it flowing into a gap and having large amounts of smoke emitting from it.


  • +Control Pad left or right – Move
  • A Button – Press rapidly to get past others

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Avoid getting hit by lava eruptions until the timer runs out to win, or just be the last one standing."
  • Tips"A lava gush will bubble before it blows. That's your signal to get out of its way."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マグマでデンジャラス
Maguma de Denjarasu
Dangerous in the Magma

French Les Fous du Volcan
The Volcano Madmen (pun on Les Fous du Volant, French title of Wacky Races)
German Krater-Kletterei
Crater Climbing
Italian Vulcano Brontolone
Grouchy Volcano (the minigame shares the same name of the Mario Kart circuit)
Korean 마그마를 피해라!
Mageuma reul pihaera!
Dodge the Magma!

Spanish Escalada en el cráter
Climbing in the Crater