Beam Team (Mario Party 5)

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Beam Team is a 1-vs-3 minigame from Mario Party 5. Its name is a pun on the term "dream team." The setting of the minigame is based on real-life Stonehenge. Many regard this as one of the worst 1-vs-3 minigames in Mario Party 5 due to how it leans more towards the solo player or how the three players have more advantage and the solo player stands no chance against the team of three players.

And this minigame is one of the reasons why people hated Mario Party 5.

Why It Abducts Players

  1. If you're playing as the team of three players, this minigame leans more towards the solo player.
  2. It's very likely for you and your teammates to collide their UFOs into each other, which forces them to stop moving for a few seconds because that UFOs move way too fast.
  3. Remember when we said that this minigame leans more towards the solo player? Well, if you think playing as the team of three players is bad, playing as the solo player is even worse because it's very easy for you to get caught in one of the team player's beams. Because of this, the runner stands no chance against the players in the UFOs.
    • It even gets worse when you're playing the minigame in Story Mode because, like all 1-vs-3 minigames, you're always the solo player no matter what.
  4. Even if you do get two of the team players to knock their UFOs into each other, one of the team players will still capture you in their beams anyway.
  5. Wasted Potential: The idea of a Mario Party minigame where the players in the UFOs try to capture the solo player as the runner with the setting being based on the Stonehenge was nice, only for the execution to make it a troll minigame.
  6. Waste of an ending for the solo player: If you manage to win this minigame as the solo player after all that hard work, you'd expect the UFOs to explode after they fall to the ground with the team players getting ejected by them, right? Well, when the UFOs fall to the ground, they don't explode or not even appear to be damaged, which doesn't make any sense.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Excellent music.
  2. Despite the minigame leaning towards the solo player, trying to capture the solo player as the team of three players isn't really that hard and seeing the solo player get captured by one of the UFOs is also very satisfying too.

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