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 Bad Bowser Castle

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

Introduction[edit]

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.

Gameplay[edit]

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 will automatically jump into a cauldron. Once Bowser steps in, he will breathe fire on two random cauldrons and leave 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.

Controls[edit]

  • 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
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!