Beach Volley Folly

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Beach Volley Folly
Beach Volley Folley
Appears in Mario Party 4
Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type Extra Room minigame (Mario Party 4)
Bonus minigame (Mario Party 5)
Special minigame (Mario Party: The Top 100)
Music Try Hard, Folks (Mario Party 4 and Mario Party: The Top 100)
Everybody Party (Mario Party 5)

Beach Volley Folly is a one- or two-player Extra Room minigame in Mario Party 4 and a Bonus minigame in Mario Party 5 (where it is known as Beach Volleyball). In Mario Party 4, if the player selects the Ztar, they get to play this minigame. The Mario Party 4 version of the minigame is also included as a Special minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100 as well as in Mario Party Superstars.

Setting[edit]

The game takes place on a beach with red and blue umbrellas, a yellow-and-green umbrella at the bottom left corner, and red and blue fences with several Super Stars on them. There is also a restaurant at the top left corner called Kinopio Burger (Mario Party 4) or Kinopio Cafe (Mario Party 5). During the introduction, the camera takes a view of the Goomba as a lifeguard sitting on his stool and the sun, then zooms out to reveal the two teams that are on each side of the volleyball net.

Gameplay[edit]

The game pits two teams of two against each other in a beach volleyball match. The player(s) must work their way to the top, facing six other teams along the way. In Mario Party 4, if Battle Mode is completed, Free Mode is unlocked, allowing up to four players to play together. The Birthday Cake is also unlocked and placed in the Minigame Room of the Present Room.

In Mario Party 5, Mamar hosts the minigame and describes it as "Bump, set... Bob-omb!" This version of the game features different types of volleyballs for the players to use:

In the Mario Party 4 version, the game ends when one side reaches five points. The player can also choose between 10–20 points in the Mario Party 5 version of this game and 7–21 points in The Top 100 version.

In Mario Party 4, the normal cast of characters is playable alongside characters exclusive to this mode. The exclusive playable characters in Beach Volley Folly are Toad, Koopa Troopa, Shy Guy, Boo, Bowser, and Koopa Kid. They are unlockable characters and are usable only in Free Mode.

In later variations of Beach Volley Folly, only the playable cast of characters in those respective Mario Party games is usable. For characters that were not playable in Mario Party 4 in Party Mode but playable in Mario Party 5, they have unique winning and losing poses as well as voices compared to in both games.

Controls[edit]

Mario Party 4 / Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Control Stick – Move
  • A Button – Hit the ball / Dive
  • B ButtonJump
  • B Button A Button – Spike

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Circle Pad: Move
  • A Button: Receive / Attack
  • B Button: Block / Jump
  • Circle Pad in the air: Move targeting
  • B Button A Button – Spike

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 4[edit]

  • "This is 2-on-2 volleyball. Return the ball within 3 volleys. The first team to get 5 points wins."

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Mamar"Beach Volleyball is a Mini-Game competition. Two teams of two kick up sand and battle it out. You can bump or spike the ball back into your opponents' court. To win, all you've gotta do is earn the set number of points first! Oh! Don't forget about the two special volleyballs. They make this a volleyball game unlike any volleyball game you've ever played! Try them out sometime!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"Play beach volleyball and reach the point goal before the other team!"
  • On-screen"Reach the point goal first!"

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Mario Party 4 and Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はくねつ!ビーチバレー
Hakunetsu! Bīchibarē
Sparkling! Beach Volley
Dutch Strandvolleybal Beach volleyball
French Beach Volley Délire Beach Volley Delirium
German Beach Volley -
Italian Pazzo beachvolley Crazy beach volleyball
Spanish Voley playa Beach Volley

Mario Party 5[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ねっけつ!ビーチバレー
Nekketsu! Bīchi Barē
Passionate! Beach Volley

Trivia[edit]

  • If Boo, Toad, or Koopa Kid loses the minigame in Mario Party 5, he makes his voice as if the minigame ended in a draw. This trait does not apply to the characters that are playable in Mario Party 4; they simply do not make any sounds.