Mario Party 4 GameCube

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Does exactly what it sets out to do, and as such it comes highly recommended to anyone with more than one controller to their name.
  2. 90
    If you’ve got the warm bodies, Mario Party 4 will bring great gameplay.
  3. Nintendo Power
    84
    The minigames are just as goofy as ever, with only one or two clunkers amid dozens of fun challenges. [Nov 2002, p.218]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    83
    It's kind of a letdown that the only major difference in MP4 is the sharp GameCube visuals. [Jan 2003, p.187]
  5. GameNow
    83
    As a single player game, it's kinda boring. [Jan 2003, p.59]
  6. A lot of fun, and definitely worthwhile if you have a lot of friends. For solitary gameplay though, you might want to pass this one up.
  7. If your house is party central, you can’t go wrong with Mario Party 4. It’s got everything the previous games had (plus more) to keep GROUPS of two or more happily playing.
  8. Play Magazine
    80
    Though the mini-games are all new, things haven't changed much from the previous entries. [Dec 2002, p.82]
  9. 75
    With four-players in tow, it's a total blast, but for those that are looking for some solid, non-anger-inducing solo play, you'd do well to swerve away from this one for sure.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
#22 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Jun 18, 2016
    10
    My favorite mario party out of all is this one. This game has fun and cool minigames that are memorable to anyone. The controls are great andMy favorite mario party out of all is this one. This game has fun and cool minigames that are memorable to anyone. The controls are great and this game 100% aged well. Full Review »
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    1
    Looking back on all the Mario Parties made, it's clear to say this one's the dumbest. There's barely no point to the game, and the mini-gamesLooking back on all the Mario Parties made, it's clear to say this one's the dumbest. There's barely no point to the game, and the mini-games are the worst in the franchise. There's a lack power-ups and other needed sets running around the board, and the game will just ruin your experience. There's better party games out there. It lasted me 70 minutes before I decided how dull the game was. If you invite friends over they won't be laughing at your stupid mistakes; they'll be laughing at your stupid game. Full Review »
  3. Jun 28, 2013
    7
    This is the point in the Mario Party games started getting repetitive. After Mario Party 4, they just all began to get worse and worse. ThisThis is the point in the Mario Party games started getting repetitive. After Mario Party 4, they just all began to get worse and worse. This is the last great Mario Party, however it's not as good as the ones on the N64. Full Review »