Coconut Conk (Mario Party 3)

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Coconut Conk is a 1-vs-3 minigame found in Mario Party 3. People criticize this minigame for being one of the worst 1-vs-3 Mario Party 3 minigames due to how being the solo player in the barrel is hard while team players were being unhelpful when trying to attack the solo player in the barrel.

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You thought M.P.I.Q. is bad? Tell that to Coconut Conk because that minigame would like to have a word with you.

Gameplay

The player in the barrel has to avoid being hit by a single coconut, while the other players on top of the tree platforms have to knock the former in the barrel by Ground Pounding when above him. If one of the three players hits the player in the barrel with a coconut, they win, but the latter can win if he/she avoids being hit by a coconut for the entire time limit.

Why It Should Get Conked (No pun intended)

  1. This minigame is incredibly brutal, meaning that when you're about to ground pound the tree to attack the player in the barrel with coconuts, you'll end up ground pounding your teammates instead.
  2. You'll also end up jumping on your teammates' heads when you're about to ground pound a tree as well.
  3. Even if you ground pound a tree to attack the player in the barrel with a coconut, most of the time, the player in the barrel will avoid the coconuts.
  4. Playing this minigame as the player in the barrel is no better, because the three players will constantly try to attack you with coconuts, so you'll spend much time trying to avoid the incoming coconuts.
  5. One horrid tactic about this minigame is that if you get hit by a coconut, you lose. Expect that to happen a lot.
  6. It's really hard for the barrel to stop because that leaves you utterly defenseless when you're about to get hit by a coconut while avoiding them. You can try to do absolutely nothing in this minigame, but that gives the team players a 50/50 chance to attack you with coconuts.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The music is still top notch.
  2. The environment in this minigame is very cool. It takes place on an island.
  3. Nothing beats the catharsis out of attacking the player in the barrel with coconuts when you're playing with two human players as your teammates.
  4. If you're lucky enough, you might even win this minigame as the player in the barrel as well.
  5. This minigame is improved in Mario Party Superstars where it's made much easier for the team side to hit the player in the barrel with coconuts and it's also made slightly more fair for the solo side, so they made the minigame more balanced for both sides.