Stair Scare

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Stair Scare
The Duel mini-game, Stair Scare from Mario Party Advance
Appears in Mario Party Advance
Type Duel mini-game
Music track Heart-Pumping
Music sample

Stair Scare is a Duel minigame found in Mario Party Advance.

In the Shroom City mode, the player plays this minigame against Whomp on the first floor of Duel Tower. Defeating him allows the player to advance to the next floor, as well as unlocking the minigame in the other modes.


The competitors are both standing on the staircase when an earthquake suddenly occurs, followed by the staircase falling apart stair by stair behind them.


Both players must run up the staircase as quickly as possible as it collapses behind them. Players run by rapidly pressing A Button. At the end of the course is a hot air balloon; whoever reaches this first is the winner. A player also automatically wins by climbing too far ahead of their opponent.


  • A Button – Climb stairs

In-game text[edit]

Uh-oh! Earthquake! Quickly, run up the stairs before they fall apart!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese けっし!かいだんのぼり
Kesshi! Kaidan nobori
Desperate! Stair Climbing

French Séisme
German Stufenlauf
Stair Run
Italian Da paura
Spanish Terremoto