Musical Snares

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Musical Snares
Musical Snares from Mario Party: Island Tour
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Time limit 30 seconds

Musical Snares (known as Balance Beat in the British English version) is a General minigame from Mario Party: Island Tour. The American English name is a pun on the party game "musical chairs", while the British name is a pun on the gymnastics sport "balance beam."


A note drops in the middle of the snare drum, and the game begins.


Musical notes are popping in on the drum, and players, who are on rubber balls, scramble to collect them in order to earn points. Silver notes are worth one point, while golden notes are worth two. Every time the player gets a note, their ball will get bigger. The player with the highest score by the end of the minigame wins.


  • Tilt motion control – Move

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesAmerican English "Collect as many musical notes as you can. Special gold notes are worth extra points."
  • RulesBritish English "Collect the musical notes that appear on the stage."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 玉乗りおんぷあつめ
Tamanori onpu atsume
Collect Notes on the Ball

Dutch Rollende Rockers
Rolling Rockers
French (NOA) Roulement de tambour
Drum Roll
French (NOE) Tambour battant
Clapper drum (also means "doing something deeply/briskly")
German Rock 'n' Roll
Pun with the music style rock 'n' roll and to roll
Italian Equilibrismo notevole
Notable balancing
Korean 데굴데굴 음표 모으기
deguldegul eumpyo mo-eugi
Rolling Around Collecting Notes

Portuguese Arena Musical
Musical Arena
Russian Меломаны на мячах
Melomani na myachakh
Music lovers on balls

Spanish Circo musical
Musical Circus