The Beat Goes On

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The Beat Goes On
Mp3 Move to da Beat.png
Appears in Mario Party 3
Type 4-player minigame

The Beat Goes On is a four-player minigame found in Mario Party 3. The name of the minigame may be a reference to Sonny and Cher's song of the same name.


Artwork of Donkey Kong playing the drums in The Beat Goes On.

The minigame starts with the Shy Guys playing four drum beats. Players take turns copying the beat the Shy Guys made, while beating another drum of their choosing after copying the beat, with the next player having to replicate the beat as well as the added drum then adding another. If a player plays an incorrect drum, the Shy Guys throw torches at them, kicking them out of the minigame. The last player remaining wins. If both lines fill up before a winner is declared, the minigame ends in a draw.


  • A Button, B Button, Z Button – Play selected drum

In-game text[edit]

  • Game Rules"Remember the order in which the drums are played, then add the drum of your choice at the end."
  • Advice"If your drum timing is off, you'll lose. So keep the beat!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese たたいてドラム
Tataite doramu
Play the Drum
Spanish Dale al Tam-Tam Hit the Tom-Tom
French Chauffe Marcel!
German Busch-Bongo Bongo in the Bushes