Mario Bandstand

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Mario Bandstand
The minigame Mario Bandstand.
Appears in Mario Party
Type 4-Player mini-game
Music track Mario's Bandstand 1
Mario's Bandstand 2
Mario's Bandstand 3
Music sample
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.


The audience is throwing shells and hammers at the curtain, then it opens up.


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 minigame can be purchased from the Mini-Game House for 350 Coins when it is available for purchase.


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.


  • Control Stick – Conduct
  • A Button – Play

In-game text

  • Game Rules"Be a part of the Bandstand[sic]! Conduct with Control Stick and play instruments with A Button. Keep time to carry the tune."
  • Game Rules (Mini-Game Island)"Watch the example, and use Control Stick 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."

See also

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオオーケストラ
Mario Ōkesutora
Mario Orchestra

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.