Glacial Meltdown

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Glacial Meltdown
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type Battle minigame
Info Rules
Be the last one standing on the ice platform! Kick and punch foes. You can also use Buzzy Beetles to attack.
Hop on a Buzzy Beetle to stun it. Then hop onto the critter to send it at a foe.
Controls Wii Remote: Hold sideways
Buttons: +Control Pad Move
Two Button Jump
One Button Punch
Two Button > One Button Kick
Music All Messed Up

Glacial Meltdown is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 8.


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

The objective is to eliminate all the other players. A Lakitu floating above the iceberg drops Buzzy Beetles onto the ice; bumping into them knocks players back, and their shells can also be kicked at other players to try and knock them off. The last remaining player is declared the winner; if all four players fall off the platform, the last player to who last fell off will win the minigame. If the time limit expires before three players fall, the remaining players win and split a majority of the coins in the pot.

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