Cube Crushers

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Cube Crushers
Gameplay of Cube Crushers in Mario Party DS.
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 2-vs.-2 minigame
Initial record 2'00"00
Music track The Pressure's On
Music sample

Cube Crushers is a 2-vs.-2 minigame in Mario Party DS.


The minigame consists of three sections. Both teams are in an ice maze, in which they must reach the red buttons at the end of each section and press them. However, to reach the buttons, the players need to push B Button to punch ice blocks. White ice blocks cannot be destroyed, requiring teammates to get a Star so they can punch the ice blocks twice to go through them. To get a Star, the players can punch open a ? Block; doing so requires only one punch. If the block contains a spiky ball, the player gets frozen solid. If that happens, either the partner can punch the frozen player free with one punch, or the frozen player can tap B Button repeatedly to free themselves. When teammates reach the red buttons, they must punch the buttons at the same time to open the door. The first team to get through all three sections wins.

This minigame does not appear in Simple Set.


The winners celebrate on an ice maker's open door.


  • +Control Pad – Move
  • B Button – Punch

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Race to escape the ice maze with your partner. Both of you must hit the exit buttons in each section to open the way forward."
  • Tips"If you hit a ? Block, you'll find either an invincibility Star or a spiky ball that will freeze you. You can punch a frozen partner to free him or her."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふたりでぬけだせ
Futari de nukedase
Slip Out in Pairs
French Dédale Glacial Glacial Maze
German Eile im Eisfach Hurry in the Freezer
Italian Pugni Bollenti Boiling Fists
Korean 둘이 같이 탈출하기
Dul i gachi talchulhagi
Couple Escape
Spanish Laberinto bajo cero Below Zero Maze