Short Fuse (minigame)

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Short Fuse
Gameplay of Short Fuse in Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type Battle minigame
Time limit 3 seconds per turn
Music track The Pressure's On
Music sample

Short Fuse is a Battle minigame found in Mario Party DS.


A Bowser bomb falls from the sky and lands on the ground. The first player in line hops down next to the fuse as the game begins.


Taking turns, players have three seconds each to blow into the microphone to gradually put out the fuse. Whoever sets off the bomb by either completely blowing out the fuse or not blowing at all is blown away and eliminated. The game continues until there is one player remaining, and that player wins.


  • Microphone – Blow on the fuse

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"All players take turns blowing on the bomb fuse, hoping to make the bomb blow up for the next player. If you're caught in a blast, you're out!"
  • Tips"You must blow on the bomb at least a little, or else the bomb will blow up anyway! So blow just a little, even if the fuse is very short!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふーふーどうかせん
Fūfū Dōkasen
Blowing Fuse
French Mèche rebelle Pun on the expression mèche rebelle, a strand of hair that always stands up, and mèche (fuse)
German Luntenrunde Fuse Round
Italian Accorcia la miccia Shorten the fuse
Korean 도화선을 불어라
Dowanseon eul Bureora
Blow the Fuse
Spanish Bomba caliente Hot Bomb; play on patata caliente (hot potato)