Take a Breather

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Take a Breather
TakeaBreather 4.png
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 4-player minigame
Initial record 5"00
Music Twist and Shake

Take a Breather is a four-player minigame in Mario Party 4. Its name comes from the phrase "take a breather", which is a way to suggest taking a break from something.


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


The goal of the game is to take a deep breath and stay underwater the longest.

The players are given five seconds to breathe in air using the L Button and R Button buttons. After the five seconds are up, the players go underwater. The person 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.


  • 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 Button / R Button alternately until the time is up. Keep pressing L Button / R Button until then!

Names in other languages[edit]

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