Mario Party

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Mario Party

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Nintendo 64 - USA - 1st edition.

Developer Husdon Soft
Publisher Nintendo
Published 1998-12-18
Platforms Nintendo 64
Genres Board game, Multi-genre
Themes Cartoon
Series Mario Party
Multiplayer Simultaneous versus
Distribution Commercial

Mario Party is a Mario-themed video board game with dozens of minigames developed by Husdon Soft and published by Nintendo on the Nintendo 64 in 1998-12-18. It can be played by 1-4 players.


FinishedJanuary 2017‎.

I first played this game at a friend's house with her family. Later, I played it in solo mode, and have played it against human opponents several times. I usually do fairly well against human opponents. I've beaten the AI in DK's Jungle Adventure, but need to beat all the other boards before I consider myself having beaten it properly.


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Best Version: Nintendo 64

— This section contains spoilers! —


  • The idea of adding mini games to a board game is a lot of fun.
  • I like how you can use your game winnings to buy the mini games to practice.


  • The pacing of the game is too slow. While it's acceptable to have a lot of down time between turns in a board game, it's not as forgivable during a video game.
  • Due to the randomness of the game, it's possible to win every single mini-game, and still lose the board game.


  • The game really rewards randomness in the final star ceremony when a star is given for the player who landed on the most question mark spaces. It's possible to attempt to go for this star, but it usually requires taking so many undesirable forks you'll forfeit other stars to get it. Even then, there is a lot of randomness involved.


Box Art



Fan Art


Did You Know Gaming? - Rigged dice.


Strong female character?PassPeach is one of the playable characters.
Bechdel test?FailThere is only one woman.
Strong person of color character?FailAll the human characters are white.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.


Language Native Transliteration Translation
Chinese 马里奥聚会 Mario Party
English Mario Party
Japanese マリオパーティ Mario Pati Mario Party
Korean 마리오 파티 Malio Pati Mario Party


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