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  • Summary: Toad, Koopa, and other party-planning pranksters have hidden birthday presents for their closest friends inside the Party Cube. To win the presents, Mario, Yoshi, Peach, and other Mushroom Kingdom favorites will have to plunge into a circus of minigame trickery. As always, keep an eye out for Bowser and his trouble-making goons. Even Whomp and Thwomp have rockin' surprises for you in their Extra Room. Packed with surprises, wild multiplayer action, and zany challenges, Mario Party 4 is your ticket to a good time. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  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. It's kind of a letdown that the only major difference in MP4 is the sharp GameCube visuals. [Jan 2003, p.187]
  3. 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.
  4. While some mistakes were made in the making of this game, not enough were made to make it bad.
  5. 69
    Outside of... basic upgrades, there's nothing new about Mario Party 4... An absolute must-rent if you have a few friends over for the weekend.
  6. The GameCube version is, not surprisingly, the best looking of the four games, but it’s not the huge leap in visual quality it could have been given the dramatic improvement in technology.
  7. If anything, the game did show me how much torment I can put up with before breaking down, sobbing, and pleading to make it stop. [Dec 2002, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. JustinG.
    Oct 27, 2002
    Fun!!!!!!!!!!! Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. GamecubeManKillender
    Dec 3, 2002
    I have rated so high because of the multiplayer. Invite three friends over play some Mario party 4 and eat K.F.C all night long.
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    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.
  4. ChrisyoV.
    Sep 30, 2006
    Good game... difficult sometimes, but best mario party of 4,5,6,7.
  5. May 22, 2012
    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. Collapse
  6. NiJones
    Apr 20, 2003
    It's a nice piece of gaming. Unfortunately some of the games are a little tedious. I've been given booksquirm TOO many times on single player games...*dies* The boards are really good fun though and the basement games are really silly and better than most of the N64 version games. People are too critical giving a game like this 0! Expand
  7. RyanM.
    Feb 10, 2003
    The first one was great. the second one was ok. the third one sucked. Mario party 4 is a sick disgrace of a video game. If your able to get through one game without throwing up and getting sick in the stomach, god bless you. Expand

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