Xylophone Home

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Xylophone Home
Xylophone Home.png
Appears in Mario Party: Island Tour
Type General minigame
Time limit N/A
Music Super Mario Bros. overworld

Xylophone Home (known as Strike a Chord in PAL regions) is a General minigame from Mario Party: Island Tour. The North American name is a pun on E.T.'s phrase "phone home".


A sheet of musical keys is seen, and four notes drop down to the players. The Touch Screen shows how to play, and then the minigame begins.


The players must hit the key which the musical note is hovering over in time to the music. They can get one or two points by note based on the tempo. The player with the most points is the winner. The song playing is a remix of Super Mario Bros. overworld theme.


  • Stylus – Hit keys

In-game text[edit]

  • RulesNTSC "Tap the keys in time with the musical notes."
  • RulesPAL "Hit the keys with the right timing to get the musical notes."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リズムでたたけ
Rizumu de tatake
Strike in Rhythm
Spanish ¡Dando la nota!
Pun on the Spanish Expression Dando la nota, (dar la nota means to stand out) and nota (note)
Dando la nota is also the Spanish name for the Mario Party: Star Rush game mode: Rhythm Recital
French Accords majeurs Major Chord
Dutch Mario-melodie Mario Melody
German Flotte Töne Quick Sound
Italian Tieni il ritmo Keep the rhythm
Portuguese Xilorritmo Xylorhythm
Russian Заводной ритм
Zavodnoi ritm
Clockwork rhythm