Scaldin' Cauldron

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Scaldin' Cauldron
Appears in Mario Party 5
Type Bowser mini-game
Time limit 5 seconds
Music Bad Bowser Castle

Scaldin' Cauldron is a Bowser minigame found in Mario Party 5.


Bowser burning a cauldron with Luigi inside.

Players must hide in one of the three cauldrons to avoid being burned by Bowser. There are three cauldrons, labeled B Button, A Button, and X Button from left to right. Players are given five seconds to hide in a cauldron. If any player fails to enter a cauldron within the five seconds, they will automatically jump in a cauldron. Once Bowser steps in, he will breathe fire on two random cauldrons and leave one safe. Sometimes, Bowser may fake out by breathing no flame or a little flame, sometimes followed by a strong flame. Players that avoid being burnt win.


This minigame, as all other Bowser minigames, takes in some sort of mountain or keep shaped like Bowser's Head. The camera zooms to the eye, in which, in the introduction, the characters are seen running from Bowser. They run through a passage and end in a locked room, in which they will find the different cauldrons. The cauldrons are red, green, and gray, respectively, and are colored after the button they represent.


  • B Button A Button X Button – Select Cauldron

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Select one of the three cauldrons to hide in. If Bowser breathes on the cauldron you're in, you lose."
  • Advice"It's not always best to hide in a cauldron with others. Spread out!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese かんがえてもムダなのだ
Kangaete mo Muda Nano da
It's Useless even if you think about it
Spanish ¡A las calderas! To the cauldrons!
French Chaud devant! Expression meaning "Watch out Ahead" but literally means "Hot in front!"
German Kein Versteck! No Hiding Place!
Italian Alito pesante Heavy breath