Domino Effect

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Domino Effect
4-player mode for Domino Effect in Mario Party DS
4-Player minigame version
Appears in Mario Party DS
Type 4-Player minigame
Duel minigame
Initial record 1'00"00
Music track Get Into It
Music sample

Domino Effect is a 4-Player and Duel minigame found in Mario Party DS. It is also the second minigame of Score Scuffle. Its name is a play on the eponymous term, which is the culminative effect produced when an event sets off a chain of similar or other events.


Duel mode for Domino Effect in Mario Party DS
Duel minigame version

Players compete through a row of planks that fall gradually one behind another. Contestants must jump over each plank, pressing the respective button shown above the plank. If a player pushes the wrong button, they are stopped for a few seconds until they can start hopping again. If a player falls off with planks knocking, they are out for the rest of the minigame. The player who arrives at the finish first is the winner. If all the players fall off with the planks knocking or if everyone arrives at the finish at the same time for both variants, they all lose and the minigame results in a tie.

As with all minigames with a record system, if everyone breaks the current record in both variants by tying, it counts as a new record even though nobody won, as the screen says "Tie" after the "New Record" fanfare.


  • A Button B Button X Button Y Button – Leap

In-game text[edit]

  • Rules"Leap across the board tops by pressing the buttons as they're shown. Stay ahead of the boards as they topple behind you."
  • Rules (Score Scuffle)"Leap across the board tops by pressing the buttons as they're shown. You'll earn more points the faster you reach the finish."
  • Tips"Press only the shown button to make each next leap. You'll lose time if you press a wrong button."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ぴょんぴょんレース
Pyonpyon Rēsu
Hopping Race

French Dominos Barjots
Bonkers Dominos
German Holzbrett-Hüpfer
Wooden Board Hopper
Italian Effetto Domino
Domino Effect
Korean 도미노 레이스
Domino reiseu
Domino Race

Spanish Efecto dominó
Domino Effect