Glacial Meltdown

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Glacial Meltdown
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Battle minigame
Music All Messed Up

Glacial Meltdown is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 8.


The four characters are shown on an iceberg as a Buzzy Beetle appears, surprising them. One of the characters knocks the Buzzy Beetle back into the ocean as the game starts.


The objective for each player is to eliminate all the others within five minutes by knocking them off the iceberg. A Lakitu floating above drops Buzzy Beetles onto the ice; bumping into them knocks players back, and their shells can also be kicked at other players to try to knock them off. The last remaining player wins; if all four players fall off the platform, the last player to fall off will win the minigame. If five minutes pass before three players fall, the remaining players win and split a majority of the coins in the pot.


  • Wii Remote
    • Hold sideways
  • Buttons

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Be the last one standing on the ice platform! Kick and punch foes. You can also use Buzzy Beetles to attack."
  • Hint"Hop on a Buzzy Beetle to stun it. Then hop onto the critter to send it at a foe."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese つるつるアイランド
Tsurutsuru Airando
Slippery Island
Spanish Deshielo Defrosting
French Dérapage de Glace Ice Skidding (Pun with "Dérapage" (Skidding) and "Age de Glace" (Ice Age))
German Herrscher der Scholle King of the Floe
Italian Ardente Disgelo Burning and Thawing