|Appears in||Mario Party 9|
|Time limit||30 seconds|
|Music track||How Strange!|
The camera does a closeup of the two central Thwomps, which open their eyes and slam onto the floor, shocking the player characters. The camera zooms out to show the whole room, which consists of six Thwomps.
Players try to survive the falling Thwomps. Touching a Thwomp in any way results in immediate elimination. A Thwomp's eyes open just before it crashes to the floor, providing warning for the players. Players can also jump and can slow down other players by jumping on their heads. This can become a drawback, however, as the character being jumped on might jump, which causes the player above to touch a Thwomp and be eliminated. The last player remaining, or any players remaining after 30 seconds, wins.
This minigame also appears as a Reverse Minigame. This time, the first player to get taken out by a Thwomp wins.
- Rules (Normal) – "Avoid the Thwomps, and be the last player standing!"
- Rules (Reverse) – "Be the first player to get squashed by a Thwomp!"
- Controls – "Hold the Wii Remote sideways. Press to move and to jump."
Names in other languages
|Abandon the Thwomps|
Shǎnduǒ Dōng Dōng
|Dodge the Thwomps|
|French (NOA)||Ka-Bang, ka-bang!||Thwomp, thwomp!|
|French (NOE)||Attention la tête||Watch your head|
|Italian||Si salvi chi Twomp||From "Si salvi chi può" (run for your life)|
|Spanish (NOA)||Tensión Picuda||Peaked Tension|
|Spanish (NOE)||Tensión Picuda||A pun on Roca Picuda (Thwomps' Spanish (NOE) name) and Tensión (tension)|