Mario Party Advance Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Mario Party Advance takes all the minigame mayhem of the console games and puts it in your hands. This version for the Game Boy Advance features all-new games and a host of Professor E. Gadd's incredible gadgets, including trinkets, toys, detectors, and tricks. "Tricks" let youMario Party Advance takes all the minigame mayhem of the console games and puts it in your hands. This version for the Game Boy Advance features all-new games and a host of Professor E. Gadd's incredible gadgets, including trinkets, toys, detectors, and tricks. "Tricks" let you play pranks on your friends, test your compatibility, and more. Earn coins in single-player game boards; compete against a friend in a two-player battle game; or trade gadgets, minigames, and coins with other players. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. If you own a GBA or SP, there is absolutely no reason not to own Mario Party Advance. Heck, even if you don't own one yet, this is the perfect excuse-a true, must-own killer app.
  2. Taking Mario Party on the go is a great idea, it just wasn't implemented in the best fashion possible this time around.
  3. Besides being on the dull side, the game unquestionably offers the player quite a bit of unlockable items, extras, and mini-games to mess around with.
  4. 60
    While there's some fun to be had with Mario Party Advance, and quite a few great game-playing aspects, it's a bit tedious and tired when you look at the slew of other excellent multiplayer games have been released for the GBA.
  5. A single player Mario Party isn't really a party and there aren't enough mini games to even put this title in competition with games like "Wario Ware Twisted."
  6. In this game, there are more decisions to make, a stronger plot and the game is better for solo play.
  7. Possibly the worst videogame Nintendo has had the misfortune to publish. Avoid at all costs; this is disgracefully bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. H.Y.
    Jul 13, 2005
    10
    An absolute HOOT!!
  2. 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
    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.
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  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: LotsMario 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. Expand
  4. 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 ofA 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. Expand
  5. 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. TheThis 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. Expand
  6. 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, stupidMario 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. Collapse
  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. ItI 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

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