Lava or Leave 'Em

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Not to be confused with Love 'Em and Leave 'Em.
Lava or Leave 'Em
Lava or Leave 'Em from Mario Party 8
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Proceed without Fear
Music sample

Lava or Leave 'Em is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 8. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Love 'em or leave 'em."


The introduction to Lava or Leave 'Em

The players are walking through a field when a volcano in the background erupts. To avoid being burned, the players jump onto a nearby rock, and the lava soon goes around it. A Lava Bubble gets on the rock, and the game starts.


The player uses +Control Pad to run around and Two Button to jump. The players must avoid the Lava Bubble moving around on the rock. As the minigame progresses, the Lava Bubble splits into two smaller Lava Bubbles, which likewise split later, and the process continues. Players can jump on their opponents to stun them temporarily. To win, a player must avoid being hit by the Lava Bubbles or falling off the rock either until time runs out or until all of the other players have been eliminated. If all remaining players are eliminated at the same time, the minigame ends in a tie.


The ending to Lava or Leave 'Em

Remaining players are seen on the now-burnt field, doing their victory dances.


  • Wii Remote: Hold sideways
  • Buttons
    • +Control Pad – Move
    • Two Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Survive 30 seconds among the Lava Bubbles as more break off from the main fireball."
  • Hint"If you fall off the platform, you'll be eliminated. That lava is hot stuff!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぶんれつ!? バブル
Bunretsu!? Baburu
Dividing?! Lava Bubble
French (NOA) Tout feu tout flamme Fired up
French (NOE) Sauve-Qui-Feu Portmanteau of sauve qui peut (every man for himself) and feu (fire)
German Lavapanik Lava Panic
Italian Lava o non Lava Lava or No Lava
Korean 버블을 피해라!
Beobeul-eul Pihaera!
Dodge the Lava Bubbles!
Spanish ¡Lava va! Lava comes!