Lava or Leave 'Em

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Not to be confused with Love 'Em and Leave 'Em.
Lava or Leave 'Em
Appears in Mario Party 8
Type 4-Player minigame
Controls Wii Remote: Hold sideways
Buttons: +Control Pad Move
Two Button Jump
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Proceed without Fear

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


The players are walking through a field when a volcano in the background erupts. It moves quickly, and to avoid being burnt, the players jump onto a nearby rock, which is soon being pushed by the lava. A Podoboo 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 Pobodoo moving around on the rock. As the minigame progresses, the Pobodoo splits into two smaller Pobodoos, which likewise split later. To win, a player must avoid being hit by the Pobodoo or falling off the rock, either until time runs out, or until all of the other players have been eliminated.


The remaining players are seen on the now burnt field, doing their victory dance, with the losing players nowhere to be seen.

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
Spanish ¡Lava va! Lava goes!
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