Take a Breather

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Take a Breather
Take a Breather from Mario Party 4
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 4-Player mini-game
Initial record 5"00
Music track Twist and Shake
Music sample

Take a Breather is a 4-Player minigame in Mario Party 4. Its name comes from a phrase used as a way to suggest taking a break from something.


The minigame starts on a shot of the sun, then pans down to show the players on a dock.


The goal of the minigame is to take a deep breath and stay underwater the longest. The players are given five seconds to breathe in air by using the L Button and R Button buttons. After the time is up, the players go underwater. The character that holds their breath underwater for the longest amount of time wins. If one of the characters holds their breath for seven seconds, a Boo plate is added to the Present Room. If no one holds their breath for long, the minigame ends in a tie.


  • L Button R Button – Press alternately to inhale

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Take a deep breath and see who can stay underwater the longest."
  • Advice"Inhale lots of air by pressing L ButtonR Button alternately until the time is up. Keep pressing L ButtonR Button until then!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese もぐって1ばん!
Mogutte ichiban!
Number 1 Dive!
French Plongée en Apnée Diving in Apnea
German Taucherlunge Aqualung
Italian I tuffatori The divers
Spanish A pulmón libre Free Diving


  • This minigame takes place on the same dock as Rumble Fishing, except with blue flags instead of red ones.