Crater Crawl

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Crater Crawl
Crater Crawl MPDS.png
4-player minigame
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-player mini-game
Duel mini-game
Time limit 30 seconds
Music The Pressure's On

Crater Crawl is a 4-player and duel minigame coming from Mario Party DS.


Duel mini-game

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 may also repeatedly press the A button to climb above other players so they can get around them. The ones who get out of the volcano are the winners. However, if they are eliminated by the lava, and there is only one remaining, that one will win. The longer at least two players survive, the faster the lava will bubble.


The winning players will be seen outside of the volcano, doing their victory dance. The volcano is still erupting, with the lava in it flowing into a gap and large amounts of smoke emitting from it. If all the players are eliminated by the lava, the minigame ends in a draw.


  • +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
Spanish Escalada en el cráter Climbing in the Crater
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!


  • This is the one of the two minigames where the players are normal-sized, instead of shrunken down to coincide with the game's plot, the other being Bowser's Block Party.