Scaldin' Cauldron

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

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


This minigame, like all other Bowser minigames in Mario Party 5, takes place in some sort of purple mountain or keep shaped like Bowser's head. The camera zooms to the eye, in which the four players are seen running from Bowser. The players run through a passage and end in a locked room with urns and vases, in which they find three different spiked cauldrons. The cauldrons are red, green, and gray respectively and are colored after the buttons they represent.


Scaldin' Cauldron minigame in the game Mario Party 5.
Bowser burning a cauldron with Luigi inside

Players must hide in one of the cauldrons to avoid being burned by Bowser. The cauldrons are labeled B Button, A Button, and X Button from left to right. Players are given five seconds to select a cauldron. If any player fails to enter a cauldron within that time, they automatically jump into a cauldron. After Bowser steps in, he breathes fire on two random cauldrons and leaves one safe, although if all four players pick the same cauldron and it is the first one Bowser burns, the minigame immediately ends. Sometimes, Bowser may fake out by breathing no flame or a little flame, sometimes followed by a strong flame. Players that avoid being burned win.


Winners leave their cauldrons and celebrate in relief.


  • 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 pointless even if you use your head

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
(Shared with Bowser's Bad Breath from Mario Party 10)
Spanish ¡A las calderas!
To the Cauldrons!