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Countdown Crisis
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Wii Party U


2-4 Player


23-21 seconds (First Round)

18-16 seconds (Second Round)

13-11 seconds (Last Round)


NA: "Pass the bomb to another player before it explodes. The last player standing wins."

PAL: "Pass the bomb to the next player before it explodes! The last player standing wins."

Countdown Crisis is a 4-player minigame in Wii Party U.


The bomb falls from up top and a player catches it. Then, the time on the bomb is shown and the player will act surprised. After that, the minigame begins.


Press A to pass the bomb.

The bomb will go for 3 seconds before shutting off. After that, you have to keep track of the timer in your head.

If you manage to pass the bomb the exact moment it reaches 0, you will lose, and if you pass it seconds before it reaches 0, the player you pass it to will lose.

Whoever survives wins.


  • It is visible that, whenever the bomb is about to explode on a Mii's hand, their thumbs will go through it.

    Notice how Araceli and Sara do not have their thumbs showing out.

  • This minigame resembles Word Bomb and Time Bomb from the original Wii Party, where you pass around a bomb with a timer.
Minigames in Wii Party U
All Play: - Balloon Boppers - Jumping Target - Face Flippers - No Goals Barred - Close Knit - Super Snow Sliders - Star Pupil - Heart Targets - Sitting Pretty - Twisted Flight - Pool Party - Cage Chomp - Mii Vaulters - Domino Tally - Shutter Bird - Snap Judgement - Pose Pros - Symmetrical Suits - Recipe Recall - Space Zappers - Freeze! - Token Drop - Safari Hustle - Balance Broncos - Maze Malaise - Snow Shredders - River Rollin - Speed of Sight - Power Prisms - Alley Hoops - Big Bang Blasters - Lap Happy - Fruit or Scare - One-Two Punch - Balanced Diet - Moonbase Escape - Ramped Up - Flock Shot - Ice Spinners - Pogo Battle - Hide-and-Go-Beak - Countdown Crisis - Assemble Bots - Run to the Sun - Mad Hatters - Apple Scramble - Water Walkers - R/C Drifters - Match Mii - Cliff Riders - Safe Landings

1 vs Rivals: - Tube Tosser - Zig-Zaggurat - Shutter Shy - U Can't Catch Mii - Operation: Sandbox - UFO Zap Up - Penalty Kick Challenge - Perilous Pathways - Ninja Scramble - Punch Dunk/Knock Out - Blast Panels - Spiked-Ball Brawl - Diamond of Mine - Catch A Wave