Mario Bandstand is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party. The name of the minigame is possibly a pun on the title of or a reference to the classic American variety television show American Bandstand.
One player has to conduct while the other players play their instruments. Players have to keep time to play the tune; if one of the players plays the instrument incorrectly, that player gets hit by a hammer or Koopa Shell from the audience. The player(s) with the most accurate timing of playing or conducting win(s).
In Mini-Game Island, the player always does the role of the conductor and must do it without any mistakes in order to clear the minigame.
The conductor turns around and bows as the audience cheers. Coins are thrown at the winning player(s) as a spotlight shines on them. The curtain then closes. If the players did nothing, the audience does not cheer and the curtain simply closes.
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