The Final Countdown

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The Final Countdown
Daisy and Toadette figure out where to stand in The Final Countdown. Wario is seen falling down into the river below.
Mario Party 7
Appears in Mario Party 7
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type Battle minigame (Mario Party 7)
Free-for-All minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100, Mario Party Superstars)
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Look Out!
Music sample
Mario Party 7:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

The Final Countdown is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 7 and a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars. Its name comes from the song of the same name performed by the Swedish rock band Europe.


The panels start at two, then count down to zero and open. They then reset to random numbers as the players head in from the sides and leap onto the platform.


The playing field is a platform with nine panels. There is a number on each of the panels (1–9), and the numbers on the panels decrease by one after a certain time period. If the number on a panel reaches zero, the panel gives way, eliminating any player standing on it, then automatically resets to a random number from one to nine. Competitors can move and punch and kick their opponents to try to force them off the whole platform or into a hole. Additionally, the countdown speed increases as the minigame progresses. The last player standing on the number panels wins the minigame. If two or more players survive until time runs out, those players win. If all players fall off simultaneously, the minigame ends in a tie.


The ending to The Final Countdown in Mario Party 7

In Mario Party 7 and Superstars, Fly Guys drop any losers onto the platform in the order they placed, from second to fourth. Winners then perform their victory poses while losers perform their losing poses. If everyone survives until the end, everyone performs their winning pose. If everyone falls off, the winner is dropped off by a Fly Guy first, followed by everyone else. There are two different versions of this purpose. One has the winner celebrating, and another has the Fly Guys dropping all four players, after which they all do their losing poses.


Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A ButtonJump
  • B Button – Punch
  • A Button B Button – Kick

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Jump
  • B Button: Punch
  • B Button in the air: Kick

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • Single Joy-Con Right Button – Jump
  • Single Joy-Con Bottom Button – Punch
  • Single Joy-Con Right ButtonSingle Joy-Con Bottom Button – Kick

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 7[edit]

  • Rules"Shove foes off the platform, but watch the numbers! The panels break when they reach zero."
  • Advice"Watch the panels carefully! The countdown will speed up as the game progresses."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Punch and kick your rivals to knock them off, but don't get caught on a panel when it counts down to 0!"
  • On-screen"Knock off your rivals and watch for open panels at 0!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Stay safe until time runs out. Be careful not to fall into a hole!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese おちるな!たにぞこバトル
Ochiruna! Tanizoko batoru
Don't Fall Down! Valley Bottom Battle
Chinese (Simplified) 不要掉下去!谷底对战
búyào diàoxiàqù! gǔdǐ duìzhàn
Don't Fall Down! Valley Bottom Battle
Dutch Valvakjes Trap Compartments
French Compte à Rebours Countdown
German Countdown-Canyon Countdown Canyon
Italian Conto alla rovescia Countdown
Korean 추락 주의! 계곡에서의 배틀
Churak Ju-ui! Gyegogeseo-ui Baeteul
Fall Warning! Battle at a Valley
Portuguese Contagem Regressiva Countdown
Russian Последний отсчет
Posledniy otschyot
The Final Countdown
Spanish (NOA) Cuenta regresiva Countdown
Spanish (NOE) Cuenta atrás Countdown