The Great Deflate

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The Great Deflate
Wario in The Great Deflate from Mario Party 4
The Great Deflate from Mario Party: The Top 100
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party: The Top 100
Type 2-vs-2 minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Loud and Sweet
Music sample
Mario Party 4:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

The Great Deflate is a 2-vs-2 minigame in Mario Party 4 and Mario Party: The Top 100. Its name is a pun on the term "the Great Debate."


At a beach, an inflatable Thwomp falls onto the ground, and the camera zooms out, revealing a second inflatable Thwomp as the teams land on each respective one. In Mario Party: The Top 100, the Thwomps have their modern facial expression.


Artwork of Wario and Waluigi pounding an inflatable Thwomp from the minigame

Players must ground-pound an inflatable blue Thwomp enough to completely deflate it. The higher the jump before the Ground Pound, the more air that gets deflated. The first team to completely deflate its Thwomp wins. In Mario Party 4, when ground-pounding the inflatable blue Thwomps, its sound effect will increase in pitch. If neither team has completely deflated their Thwomp within 30 seconds, the game ends in a tie.


In Mario Party 4, the winning team's members do their winning animations while the losing team's members do their losing animations.


Mario Party 4[edit]

  • A Button A Button – Ground Pound

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • A Button: Jump
  • A Button in the air: Ground Pound

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

  • Game Rules"Do Ground Pounds on the inflated Thwomp repeatedly to deflate it."
  • Advice"Time your jumps with your partner to deflate the Thwomp faster."

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Together with your teammate, Ground Pound to deflate the block!"
  • On-screen"Work with your teammate to stomp out the air!"

See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エアドッスン
Ea Dossun
Air Thwomp

Dutch Pletpret
Flattening Fun
French Dégonflage d'Printemps
Deflate of Springtime
German Die große Entweichung
The Great Leakage
Italian Gli sgonfioni
The deflators
Spanish Los flotadores
The Floats