Gimme a Brake

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This article is about a minigame in Mario Party 7. For the Mario Party 2 minigame of a similar name, see Give Me a Brake!
Gimme a Brake
Toadette about to win Gimme a Brake from Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type 8-Player minigame
Music track Jump!
Music sample

Gimme a Brake is an 8-Player minigame in Mario Party 7. Its name is a pun on the phrase "give me a break" and mechanical brakes.


A perfect score in Gimme a Brake
Perfect scores go to Boo and Dry Bones.

The eight characters, on scooters, start out on the top of a hill. At the end of the road is a mud pit. The players have to stop their scooters as close as they can to the mud pit without falling into it. The team that stops closest wins. There are different weather conditions that affect the player's ability to stop within a short distance. Sometimes there is rain, and the player must stop a little earlier than they would with dry, sunny weather conditions. There is also snow, which causes players to have to stop much earlier than with either rain or sun.

It is possible for one player from all four teams to stop the same distance from the mud pit, resulting in a tie. A tie also occurs if all players fall in the mud pit.


  • L Button / R Button – Brake

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Stop your scooter closest to the course's edge by hitting the brakes at just the right moment."
  • Advice"The scooter slows at different rates based on the weather. Time it carefully...and don't fall in the mud!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ギリギリブレーキ
Girigiri burēki
Braking Barely

French La Fureur de Rire
Pun with the expression "Fureur de Vivre" (Passion for life) and "Rire" (Laughter)
German Bremstest
Italian Chi tardi frena...
Those who brake late...
Spanish Distancia mínima
Minimum Distance


  • The controls on the Rules screen for this minigame tell players to "break" instead of "brake."