Mario Party DS DS

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 92
  2. Negative: 6 out of 92
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  1. DS
    Dec 27, 2007
    While it initially looks fun, you will quickly realize you cannot beat the CPU players at certain minigames. The minigames are also frustrating and unimaginative. Nintendo should revoke the franchise from Hudson and develop their own.
  2. May 20, 2014
    The game is kind of boring, the graphics aren't that good, the story is extremely repetitive, the minigames are unoriginal, and the Boss Minigames are hard, except for the second and third ones.
  3. Jan 9, 2015
    I actually remember despising this game as a kid. I remember it was super boring and was not fun at all unless you played multiplayer. Well I revisited it recently and it is bad. Get the Wii version instead. 3/10 (poor)

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
#16 Most Shared DS Game of 2007

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 65
    Like any Mario Party, this one's harmless fun, and it's especially worthwhile if you've got a group of friends and don't have to deal with the cheating computer. But the repetitiveness and shallow, luck-based gameplay just further drive home why the wacky, dynamic WarioWare has been crowned Nintendo's real party king.
  2. 70
    A solid multiplayer mini-game experience with a lot of the flaws of the previous versions. It doesn't do anything truly special than create a bunch of touch screen and microphone-centric minigames (and even then we've seen variations of them in other DS titles), but it at least comes together as a better title than the last console Mario Party design.
  3. Best of all, the developers have made it so that you need only a single cartridge to get a party going with as many as four people.