Gusty Blizzard

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Gusty Blizzard
Gameplay of Gusty Blizzard in Mario Party DS.
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 1-vs-3 mini-game
Time limit 10 seconds
Music track The Pressure's On
Music sample

Gusty Blizzard is a 1-vs-3 minigame that is found during the events of the Nintendo DS game Mario Party DS. The minigame uses the Microphone for the solo player and the Stylus for the three players.


The minigame takes place on a hat of a Mr. Blizzard, providing the minuscule participants a view of their surroundings: a fence, a large wooden sled, and mountains underneath an expanse of blue sky. The camera approaches three stationary Mr. Blizzards and remains facing them. A short moment later, the three Mr. Blizzards are revealed to be the three players, apparently frozen from the strong winter wind. They free themselves, and the minigame begins.


The solo player's objective is to use the Microphone to freeze the team of three completely within the time limit of ten seconds. This action produces a violent blizzard. The solo player's chances of winning are completely dependent upon the strength of the blizzard, which is in turn dependent upon how hard they blow.

The team of three's objective is to survive the freezing blizzard produced by the solo player. Players must rub their respective characters with the Stylus in order to warm them. There is a thermometer next to each player, indicating his or her body temperature. If one of the players is completely frozen, the character cannot be warmed anymore, and they freeze into a Mr. Blizzard. The team of three's chances of winning are dependent upon their characters' body temperature, which in turn is dependent on how quickly the stylus is rubbed against them. If the solo player successfully freezes the three players, they win. If one or more of the team of three survive(s) the blizzard, the team wins.

If the soloist wins, they will be teleported onto the platform where the team players were; the soloist celebrates their victory afterwards. If the team of three wins, the players on that team, including those who were frozen (who inexplicably get freed) celebrate instead, having trapped the soloist in a pile of snow.


Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Microphone – Blow to cause a freezing wind

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Stylus – Rub character to stay warm

In-game text[edit]

Solo (1 player)[edit]

  • Rules"Blow on the microphone to chill your three opponents until they are fully frozen."
  • Tips"The strength of your deep freeze depends on how long and hard you blow into the Mic. Try to cause the deepest freeze you can."

Group (3 players)[edit]

  • Rules"Stay warm in the freezing blizzard by rubbing your character with the stylus. If even one character remains unfrozen, all three win the challenge."
  • Tips"Rubbing your character with the stylus a little here and there is the best way to stay warm!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふーふーブリザード
Fūfū Burizādo
Blowing Blizzard
French Moustache Givrée Frosted Moustache
German Fröstelnde Freunde Shivering Friends
Italian Raffiche di Gelo Frost Gust
Korean 꽁꽁 얼려라
Kkongkkong Eollyeora
Freeze Hard
Spanish Fresca ventisca Cool Blizzard