Isthmus Be the Way

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Isthmus Be the Way
SMP Isthmus Be The Way.png
Appears in Super Mario Party
Type Co-op minigame
Music No Hurry

Isthmus Be the Way is a co-op minigame appearing in Super Mario Party. It is a pun on the phrase "this must be the way" and the term "isthmus", which refers to a land bridge connecting two large pieces of land.


In this minigame, each player must carry a bomb containing fireworks across four paths to each other. If any player falls off the path, they are returned in a bubble with some time wasted. The game ends once the last player reaches the Toads at the end.

In Salty Sea in Challenge Road, the fireworks have to be carried by only one player across the entire course without falling and under a time limit. The time limit is 50 seconds for the normal challenge, and 30 seconds for the master challenge.

Rank requirements

  • 35 seconds or less for S
  • 50 seconds or less for A
  • 60 seconds or less for B


  • Control Stick – Move

In-game description[edit]

  • "Carry the fireworks to the cannon!"
  • "Falling will cost you time, so be careful!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 打ち上げ花火リレー
Uchiage hanabi rirē
Skyrocket Relay
Spanish Relevo explosivo Explosive relay
French Relais des casse-cou Reckless relay
Dutch Vuurwerkvallei Fireworks Valley
German Mauerlauf Wall Run
Italian Staffetta pirotecnica Pyrotechnic relay
Korean 불꽃놀이 릴레이
Bulkkotnori lillei
Fireworks Relay

See also[edit]