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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 49
  2. Negative: 7 out of 49

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  1. Jun 9, 2013
    8
    At first glance the Mario Party games have changed very little from the 1999 N64 original through to Mario Party 8 on the Nintendo Wii. This title of course follows much the same template as all the others with Mario and his pals moving around an interactive board game in order to collect stars and coins, the winner being the person who collects the most within a set number of turns.

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    series of free for all, 2 vs. 2 and 3 vs. 1 mini-games take place after each round of turns. Depending on your performance you are awarded coins that can be used to purchase items to aid you in gaining more valuable stars. Most of these mini-games are brand new and the majority are good fun to play. What makes Mario Party 4 the best in the series is that this time around victory depends less on luck than its prequels and sequels. Players skilled at winning mini-games and playing tactically will find that they will win far more often than their opponents and the game is more enjoyable for it.

    The only negative is that to get the best from the game you really need to have the maximum of four players. Empty spaces are filled by moronic CPU opponents who are no help whatsoever during the team based mini-games and they quickly drain the fun from the game. Since it is compatible with the Wii I would highly recommend picking up this title.
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  2. Nov 16, 2011
    7
    A great family game! Me and my cousins used to always play this together! I just wish it wasn't so boring when playing alone....the mini games were mediocre and the board games could have been longer...
  3. May 22, 2012
    7
    After 3 games, is getting old. Feels boring because of the lack of new game mechanics. One thing sure: if you play with friends, is still very funny. The main problems are the reduced number of mini games (maybe around 70) and the reduced number of playing zones.
  4. Jul 29, 2012
    10
    Mario Party 4 is the king of the mini games with new creative spaces.It has an extra zone.Excellent soundtrack.My favorite mini game is Dungeon Duos.The last boss battle in story mode it's incredible.
  5. 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. This is the last great Mario Party, however it's not as good as the ones on the N64.
  6. Apr 19, 2013
    10
    Mario Party 4 is a cavalcade of brillantly wacky and fun mini games condensed with excellent 3 Dimensional graphics and hilarious animated characters, such as Mario, luigi, Wario, Yoshi and loads more. The structure of the game has obviously been devoted lots of time and effort as the game boards are realistic and great fun to play, there's so much to do. The best bit about this game is the mini games themselves, almost 100 fantastic mini ganmes that we keep you and your friends entertained for hours on end. You can play in teams, on your own or 3 against 1, all three of which are wonderful. Some of the best mini games include basketball, avalanche, booksquirm, GOAL and Blame it on the Crane.
    My one critism with this game is that it is not half as fun when you are playing on your own but it is a real hoot with friends and family. The party starts as soon as you buy it.
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  7. May 5, 2013
    8
    This game is amazing! My second favourite Mario Party storyline, with the exclusion of Mario Party 7. The mini games are still enjoyable and the graphics for a 2002 game are completely amazing. Highly recommended for playing with the family.
  8. 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-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. Expand
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
  1. The mini-games have different faces but they play ostensibly the same, and even with the visuals buffed to a sparkle the overall effect is very much ‘more of the same’.
  2. 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.
  3. The minigames are just as goofy as ever, with only one or two clunkers amid dozens of fun challenges. [Nov 2002, p.218]