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 The Pressure's On

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


A Bowser bomb falls, and the players must put out the fuse, blowing into the microphone for three seconds. The players take turns blowing out the fuse, and whoever sets off the bomb is knocked away and kicked out of the minigame, and the game continues. Last player standing wins. The way to win this is to not blow the fuse a lot if it is almost out. Since this minigame has a timer that is set for shorter than five seconds, the timer is red as soon as the minigame begins.


  • 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 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
Fū Fū Dōkasen
Blowing Fuse
French Mèche rebelle Play on the expression Mèche rebelle, a strand of hair that always stands up, and the other meaning of 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)