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Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Music Careful

Magmathon (known as Hot-Scotch in PAL regions) is a general minigame in Mario Party: Island Tour. It can be played in the Time Attack mode as well as some other Minigames. Its American name is a portmanteau of the words "marathon" and "magma", whereas its European name is a portmanteau of the word "hot" and the children's game "hopscotch."


The players start out on a giant, rocky platform. Two different platforms lettered A, B, X or Y rise from some lava below.


The players press buttons to jump to different platforms rising from the lava. Although it is impossible to fall into the lava, the players can still lose time by pressing the wrong button. Every time a character jumps into a rock platform, two new ones will rise in front of it, each with different letters representing which button should be pressed. The first player to the other side of the lava wins.


  • A Button B Button X Button Y Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesNTSC "Jump from rock to rock by quickly pressing the buttons that appear. Be careful! False steps waste time!"
  • RulesPAL "Quickly press the buttons displayed on the rocks to jump towards the goal."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 早押しようがんロード
Haya oshi yōgan rōdo
Fast Push Lava Road
Spanish Huida volcánica Volcanic flight
French Vadrouille dans le volcan Walk in the volcano
Dutch Lavaballet Lava Ballet
German Magmathon Literal translation
Italian Pulsanti roventi Burning buttons
Portuguese Saltos na Lava Hops on Lava