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Gameplay of Whomp-a-thon in Mario Party DS
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Time limit 30 seconds
Music track Into the Fairy Tale
Music sample

Whomp-a-thon is a 4-Player and Duel minigame in Mario Party DS. Its name is a pun on the word "marathon." This is the sixth minigame in Score Scuffle.


In the minigame, the players are standing in a sandpit with four Whomps. The Whomps randomly move along the side they are on and fall down, attempting to smash the players into the ground. One can tell if a Whomp is going to fall, because it starts to shake when about to fall. When some time has passed, more than one Whomp makes the notion that it is going to fall, and the first one to shake falls. However, if they start shaking at the same time, any one of them randomly falls. When a player is smashed by a Whomp, they leave a hole shaped like their character in the sand blocking the other player's way. The last player standing, or those still standing when the timer ends, wins the minigame. In Score Shuffle, however, the minigame ends when the 30-second timer runs out, or when all players are smashed into the ground.


Any player left is seen in the sandpit, doing their victory dance. If any players did not manage to win, the spot where their shape was will be as if they never got hit there.


  • +Control Pad – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Survive among the falling Whomps until the timer runs out to win, or just be the last one standing."
  • Tips"A Whomp will shake before it falls flat. That's your signal to get out of its way!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばたばたバッタン
Batabata Battan
Thudding Whomps

French Bac aux Whomp
Whomp tub
German Bauchklatsch-Box
Belly Flop Box
Italian Caduta Womp
Whomp Fall
Korean 꽈당꽈당 피하기
Kkwadang-kkwadang Pihagi
Avoid the Whomps

Spanish (NOE) Rocoparedes
From Roco (Whomp) and paredes (walls)