Polar Extreme

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Polar Extreme
Polar Extreme
Appears in Mario Party 9
Type Free-for-All minigame
Music track Don't Freeze!
Music sample

Polar Extreme is a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party 9. Its name is based on the terminology "polar extreme," which represents radical viewpoints.


The camera focuses on the ship at the end. Then, it switches to the players.


As the screen auto-scrolls to the right, the competitors must reach the ship or survive by jumping on breakable ice chunks that shift under their weight. If the player falls into the water, they are temporarily frozen before returning to the ice chunk, but they can leap out of the water by pressing Two Button rapidly. The player can fall into the water only three times in a row; they will become frozen solid if they do not reach solid ground in time. The player loses if they fall behind the scrolling screen or become frozen in ice. Penguins can be found on some chunks of ice as obstacles, stunning any player who touches them. Players can jump on the penguins to flatten them for about a second. Occasionally, jumping on a bigger chunk of ice results in it shattering into smaller pieces. The player who jumps onto the ship or survives longest wins.

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Make your way across the drifting ice chunks. Be the first to board the ship at the end to win!"
  • Controls"Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press +Control Pad to move and Two Button to jump. If you fall into the water, rapidly press Two Button to climb back onto the ice."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツルツル流氷レース
Tsurutsuru ryūhyō rēsu
Slippery Ice Drift Race

Chinese 極地滑滑冰
Jídì huá huá bīng
Polar Ice-Skating

French Ruée Glacée
Frozen Rush
German Schollen-Parcours
Floes Course
Italian Ghiacciatona
Spanish La huida polar
Polar Flight