Fireplace Race

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Fireplace Race
A Super Mario Party minigame involving lighting candles.
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type Co-op minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Building Excitement

Fireplace Race is a Co-op minigame appearing in Super Mario Party.


Swoops perched on the ceiling awake and fly downwards, spooking the players in the process. The lights then go out, and the players light their torches from the fireplace to provide some light. The minigame then starts.


In this minigame, the players are holding candles while in a dark room. They must light all 30 of the candles in the dark room while evading Swoops that transport all players they catch back to the start. Occasionally, lightning flashes, briefly lighting up the room, allowing the players to see unlit candles as well as the Swoops. The minigame ends once time runs out (resulting in a C-Rank) or once all candles are lit.

On Challenge Road, this is the fourth challenge of Chestnut Forest and the 14th challenge overall. The goal is to finish in 25 seconds for the normal challenge and 20 seconds for the Master Challenge.

Rank requirements[edit]

  • 20 seconds or less for S (A in French, Spanish, and Italian versions)
  • 25 seconds or less for A (B in French, Spanish, and Italian versions)
  • 30 seconds or less for B (C in French, Spanish, and Italian versions)


  • Control Stick – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Light all the candles!
  • If the Swoop catches you, it'll take you back to the fireplace!


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ロウソクに火を灯せ!
Rōsoku ni hi o tomose!
Light the Candles!

Chinese 点亮蜡烛! (Simplified)
點亮蠟燭! (Traditional)
Diǎnliàng Làzhú!
Light the Candles!

Dutch Licht in de duisternis
Light in the darkness
French Course aux chandelles
Candle race
German Festbeleuchtung
Firm Illumination
Italian A lume di candele
By the candle light
Korean 촛불을 밝혀라!
Chotbureul balkyeora!
Light the Candles!

Spanish A la luz de las velas
By the Candle Light