The Beat Goes On is a 4-player minigame in Mario Party 3.
The game is a memory/music game. The four players are positioned in front of bongos while on a lily pad in the water. The red Shy Guy in front of the bongos in the middle area will play 4 notes on the drum. The first player must repeat the four notes successfully and add their own note at the end. If a player's timing is off or they mess up on a note, the five yellow Shy Guys in the middle will throw their torches and burn the player, causing them to leap from the lily pad in pain. The last player remaining at the end wins the mini-game. However, if more than one player survives to the end, the game is a draw and nobody wins money.
- A, B and Z Buttons - Play 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!"