Tunnel of Lava!

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Tunnel of Lava!
Appears in Mario Party 7
Type Bowser minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music Face-Off

Tunnel of Lava! is a single-player Bowser minigame found in Mario Party 7. Its name is a pun on the carnival ride "Tunnel of Love."


A Mechakoopa eats a key, then runs off into a door. Moments later, a large group of Mechakoopas emerges from the door.


The player must jump on the Mechakoopas to find the one that swallowed the key. The Mechakoopas constantly rotate in a circle and move in and out; occasionally, they will turn red and breathe fire, and touching the Mechakoopas or their flames will stun the player temporarily. If the player finds the correct Mechakoopa within 30 seconds, they win.


  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Jump

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Only one of Bowser's minions has the precious door key. Stomp on them to find it."
  • Advice"Needless to say, fire is really, really painful. Avoid the critters when they are belching flame."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ふんでふんでキーゲット
Funde funde kī getto
Trampling Key Get
Spanish ¿Donde está la llave? Where is the key?
French Farandole Mécanique Mechanical Farandole
German Schluckspecht Alcoholic
Italian La chiave bollente The hot key


  • The name of this minigame describes the location as opposed to the gameplay, despite the fact that all the single-player Bowser minigames are in the same location.