Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance

User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 12 out of 34
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  1. May 17, 2011
    3
    Mario Party Advance was the first Portable Mario Party game to be released and it fails. Reasons are because repetitive Mini games, stupid questions to answer and a horrible single player mode Plus there is no Multiplayer mode whatsoever. In the single player mode to move it costs one of your lives. Really? If you want a better Mario Party on the go. PLEASE get Mario Party DS instead.
  2. May 23, 2015
    4
    This game is mediocre at best. The first portable Mario Party game. It is also my least favourite in the series. The graphics are okay. The character selection is fine. The quality is terrible. The boards are okay. This is a mediocre game and I recommend you stay away from it. You can buy this if you like the gameplay. If not, buy Mario Party 9 instead.
  3. May 3, 2011
    6
    Mario Party Advance just doesn't compete with the rest of the Mario Party series. Heck, it doesn't compete with any party series. Pros: Lots of mini-games; charming; imaginative fun for kids. Cons: For adults, it'll feel all too elementary; the challenge of some games is unapparent; limited multi-player mode.
  4. Aug 10, 2013
    8
    This is simply a drug, mini-games are hilarious, varied and never dull, Besides, it's enough replay value after finishing the main story.
    MPA is one of the few brave and special games for GBA.
  5. H.Y.
    Jul 13, 2005
    10
    An absolute HOOT!!
  6. Jun 4, 2011
    5
    A colorful and educational Mario Party game for children of all ages. For everyone else, it's just colorful. Pros: Colorful visuals; lots of mini-games; lots of replay value. Cons: The mini-games are just too simple; lack of features.
  7. May 11, 2015
    1
    I remember getting this back in the day. It was awful. It's not even a Mario Party. Not sure why anyone could give this over a 3 at most. It made no sense. First there is no multiplayer; which, why would you call something a "party" if you're alone. Next, the single player is just awful. You use a life to roll and the "quests" are stupid. The things you do had no reason of being done. TheI remember getting this back in the day. It was awful. It's not even a Mario Party. Not sure why anyone could give this over a 3 at most. It made no sense. First there is no multiplayer; which, why would you call something a "party" if you're alone. Next, the single player is just awful. You use a life to roll and the "quests" are stupid. The things you do had no reason of being done. The mini games were short and some of the worst in the series. I understand that the GBA had hardware on par with the SNES but you could at least have included a link cable setting. This just kinda felt thrown together in a hurry. It just should've never been made. It's one of those abominations, like ET was during its time. Expand
  8. Dec 7, 2015
    5
    This is by far my least favourite Mario game from Generations 5-8. This game is just uncreative and is bland. Fortunately, this game is just mediocre, but it is slightly closer to being bad, than to being good.

    If you want a better portable Mario Party game, please get Mario Party DS or Mario Party: Island Tour instead.
  9. May 9, 2016
    5
    And to this day, Mario Party Advance is the weakest Mario Party game out of all the Mario Party installments out there and this was just for Game Boy Advance.
  10. Jan 29, 2016
    4
    Meh, it's horrible! I tried it only once, and got bored at the first 20 Minutes. It makes no sense, It's Game Play is horrible, just not a game I'd recommend.
  11. Nov 3, 2016
    6
    To be honest Advance is okay to be honest. The minigame well are repetitive and are a bit unoriginal the gameplay is simple and is little fun. But still the game is flawed...a lot.
  12. Oct 7, 2016
    5
    Pra mim, mario party advance é o pior mario party, não que seja ruim mas não teve a mesma temática dos outros da franquia. por estar no Game Boy Advance (que não gerava o 3D) impediu o jogo de ser melhor, mudando todo o seu modo de jogar. eu joguei o jogo, mas não consegui intender o que se passava, isso foi mais um ponto negativo pro jogo, como o jogo se desenvolve ao desenrolar daPra mim, mario party advance é o pior mario party, não que seja ruim mas não teve a mesma temática dos outros da franquia. por estar no Game Boy Advance (que não gerava o 3D) impediu o jogo de ser melhor, mudando todo o seu modo de jogar. eu joguei o jogo, mas não consegui intender o que se passava, isso foi mais um ponto negativo pro jogo, como o jogo se desenvolve ao desenrolar da história, já os outros jogos dava pra intender o que estava acontecendo sem mesmo saber outro idioma. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2005
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    68
    7 / 7 / 7 / 6 - 27 [Jan 2005]
  2. The focus on creating a "game" out of the franchise is commendable and makes for a worthwhile purchase if you're a GBA owner looking for something to keep you busy on the bus.
  3. AceGamez
    50
    The GBA just isn't suitable for a party game the nature of how Mario Party is supposed to be, however the DS, equipped with wireless and forthcoming online play, is a whole different story.