Defuse or Lose

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Defuse or Lose
Defuse or Lose from Mario Party 5
Mario Party 5
Defuse or Lose from Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 2-vs-2 minigame
Music Rolling About

Defuse or Lose is a 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party: The Top 100. The minigame features the only appearance of King Bob-omb in Mario Party 5. In the background are some big Bob-omb-shaped sculptures. Also surrounding the players is a big group of Bob-ombs.

Introduction[edit]

The game first shows a Bob-omb on the verge of exploding. Once it does, the three fuses attached to King Bob-omb begin to burn. The screen then zooms out and shows the sparks traveling across one team's set of fuses before the screen splits.

Gameplay[edit]

The objective of the game is to prevent the sparks on the fuses from reaching King Bob-omb. To do this, players on each team must ground-pound the three fuses, which follow a set trail. The fuses rekindle not too long after they are extinguished, so the players must ground-pound them again. A player can extinguish two sparks at once by ground-pounding them where the fuses intersect. If a team's spark reaches King Bob-omb, that team loses.

Ending[edit]

The end of the game when King Bob-omb explodes in Mario Party 5

When one team loses, King Bob-omb explodes, making the team and Bob-ombs all fly away. In Mario Party 5, the remaining team then perform their victory animations as the Bob-ombs clear the area.

It is possible to end this minigame in a draw. If both teams' sparks reach King Bob-omb at the same time, both King Bob-ombs will explode, sending both teams and their Bob-ombs flying. A rubble is created, smoking as "DRAW" appears on the screen.

Controls[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • A Button A Button – Ground Pound

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Jump
  • A Button in the air: Ground Pound

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Slow the burning fuse by doing a Ground Pound directly on it. If a spark reaches King Bob-omb, you will lose."
  • Advice"Look where the fuses cross each other to slow two sparks with a single Ground Pound."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Extinguish the sparks on the fuse the only way you can–with a Ground Pound!"
  • On-screen"Ground Pound to stop the spark!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムへいどうかせん
Bomuhei Doukasen
Bob-omb Fuse
Dutch Springstof Explosive
French Les Mèches Panique The Panic Fuses
German Luntentreten Fuse Trample
Italian La miccia di Bob-omba The Bob-omb fuse
Spanish A toda mecha Full Fuse, pun on a toda mecha (full throttle)