Mario Medley

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Mario Medley
Mario Medley in Mario Party 4.
Appears in Mario Party 4
Type 4-Player mini-game
Initial record 5'00"00
Music Try Hard, Folks

Mario Medley is a 4-Player minigame from Mario Party 4. The game is a race set in a swimming pool. If the player manages to reach the goal in a minute or less, they will unlock the Bowser Plate in the Present Room.

Introduction[edit]

The camera shows a closeup of the first players on a pedestal before the pool, panning across to the other players. The camera changes to a diagonal angle, and the players prepare to dive. At the "START!" signal, Toad fires his popgun, and the players jump into the water.

Gameplay[edit]

The race consists of three laps, each lap having a different type of stroke. The goal is to complete the three laps the fastest. However, the player must be careful, for their character has a stamina meter that indicates how tired their swimmer is. The faster they swim, the faster their stamina depletes. If it empties all the way, their character will suffer a severe speed drop. The trick is to balance speed and stamina. If no one completes all three laps within five minutes, the minigame ends in a draw.

Ending[edit]

Once a player manages to finish all three laps, all swimmers stop. The camera zooms to the winner, who waves while still in the water. If five minutes pass, all swimmers stop where they are, not doing anything.

Controls[edit]

  • B Button + A Button (Simultaneously) – Breaststroke
  • L Button R Button (Alternately) – Backstroke
  • B Button A Button (Alternately) – Crawl

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Crawl. You must do a 25-meter lap of each different stroke to win this race."
  • Advice"If you swim too hard, you'll get tired, so watch your heart meter carefully!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メドレースイミング
Medorē suimingu
Medley Race Swimming
French Relais 3 Nages Relay 3 Medley
German Freischwimmer Free Swimmer
Italian In piscina In the swimming pool
Spanish Los tres largos The Three Laps

Trivia[edit]

  • The medley in this minigame is different from an actual individual medley, which is, in order, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.