The Great Deflate

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The Great Deflate

Mario Party 4 gameplay screenshot
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 comes from 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 each team lands on their respective one.

Players must ground-pound their inflatable 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 their inflatable Thwomp wins. If neither team has completely has done so within 30 seconds, the minigame ends in a tie.

Once the minigame ends, the winning team does their winning animation. In Mario Party 4, the losing team does their losing animation.


The minigame takes place on a deserted island, with sand on the ground. The sky is mostly clear, aside from some clouds in the background. The sun is in the top-center of the screen, and its reflection is visible on the ocean water. There is a palm tree on the left and another on the right. Several seagulls fly over the sea surrounding the island. The two inflatable Thwomps are centered between the palm trees, with the left one sitting on a red-and-white-checkered blanket and the other sitting on a blue-and-white-checkered blanket.

In Mario Party: The Top 100, a few coconuts are visible from the two palm trees. The left palm tree was moved a bit further into the background, and is partially obscured by a bush with two red flowers. The right palm tree sits atop a small grassy hill.


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