|Appears in||Mario Party|
|Music track||Mario's Bandstand 1|
Mario's Bandstand 2
Mario's Bandstand 3
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: violin, drum, and trumpet. The roles are decided randomly among the four players. 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.
- – Conduct
- – Play
- Game Rules – "Be a part of the Bandstand[sic]! Conduct with and play instruments with . Keep time to carry the tune."
- Game Rules (Mini-Game Island) – "Watch the example, and use to conduct the musicians. Being bathed in the spot light clears the game."
- Advice – "An example is played first each time, so play in time as the cursor lines up with the marks on the sheet music."
Names in other languages
|German||Marios Bigband||Mario's Big Band|
- One of the available melodies is Kaeru no Uta ("Song of the Frog"), a popular children's song in Japan.
|Minigames from Mario Party|
|4-Player minigames||Balloon Burst • Bombs Away • Box Mountain Mayhem • Bumper Balls • Buried Treasure • Cast Aways • Coin Block Blitz • Crazy Cutter • Face Lift • Grab Bag • Hammer Drop • Hot Bob-omb • Hot Rope Jump • Key-pa-Way • Mario Bandstand • Mushroom Mix-Up • Musical Mushroom • Platform Peril • Running of the Bulb • Shy Guy Says • Skateboard Scamper • Slot Car Derby • Tipsy Tourney • Treasure Divers|
|1-vs-3 minigames||Bash 'n' Cash • Bowl Over • Coin Block Bash • Coin Shower Flower • Crane Game • Paddle Battle • Pipe Maze • Piranha's Pursuit • Tightrope Treachery • Tug o' War|
|2-vs-2 minigames||Bobsled Run • Bombsketball • Deep Sea Divers • Desert Dash • Handcar Havoc|
|1-Player minigames||Bumper Ball Maze • Ghost Guess • Ground Pound • Knock Block Tower • Limbo Dance • Memory Match • Pedal Power • Shell Game • Slot Machine • Teetering Towers • Whack-a-Plant|