The Final Countdown

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The Final Countdown
Wario drowning in The Final Countdown from Mario Party 7
Mario Party 7
The Final Countdown from Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party: The Top 100
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)
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Look Out

The Final Countdown is a Battle minigame in Mario Party 7 as well as a Free-for-All minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars. Its name comes from a song performed by 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 each panel 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 game progresses. The last player standing on the number panels wins the minigame. If all players fall simultaneously, a random winner is decided.


In Mario Party 7, Fly Guys drop the other three players onto the platform. The winner then performs a victory pose while the losers sulk.


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

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!"

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
Dutch Valvakjes Trap Compartments
French Compte à Rebours Countdown
German Countdown-Canyon Countdown Canyon
Italian Conto alla rovescia Countdown
Spanish (NOA) Cuenta regresiva (Mario Party: The Top 100) Countdown
Spanish (NOE) Cuenta atrás Countdown